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Oct 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Lemons and limeys: The man who helped to cure scurvy
James Lind is remembered as the man who helped to conquer a killer disease. His reported experiment on board a naval ship in 1747 showed that oranges and lemons were a cure for scurvy. But why did the Royal Navy, which celebrates the tercentenary... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stoke-on-Trent: Did the Romans make pottery there?
The Staffordshire city of Stoke-on-Trent, also known as the Potteries, has been a production centre for ceramics for 300 years, but does its creative heritage stretch back to Roman times? Stoke-on-Trent: Did the Romans make pottery there? 3... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 3rd, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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You gouty-legged ninnycock!
You would probably get a confused look in todays world if you called someone tarse or nippy, but it would have caused plenty of trouble centuries ago. Thats because the unusual terms are among Britains best long-lost swear words, which also... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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UK's largest Iron Age monument found at Skipsea Castle
The largest Iron Age earthwork in Britain has been identified at the former site of a Norman castle. The mound at Skipsea Castle in East Yorkshire is 278ft (85m) in diameter and 42ft (13m) high. It was thought to be part of a Norman motte and bailey... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 2nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Bronze Age burial includes a complete pressed flower
A 3,000-year-old pressed flower is among finds within an 'absolutely jaw-dropping' Late Bronze Age hoard unearthed In Lancashire. The thistle appears to have been deliberately placed into the hollow end of an axe handle and buried with various objects,... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Cheshire treasure hunter finds rare Roman pendant
An amateur treasure hunter has found a rare 2,000-year-old Roman pendant in a field in a Cheshire village. Luke Sansom was searching with a metal detector in Farndon, near Chester and the Welsh border, when he stumbled across the silver piece. Made ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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How the newly-invented ballpoint pen helped win World War II
How did Biro invent the Biro and how did it prove helpful during World War II? Who was Ladislao José Biro, how did he invent the ballpoint pen and how did it help in World War II? Cara McGoogan 29 September 2016 The Telegraph You may not... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 29th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Nelson: 10 days that created a legend
Ten moments in Admiral Lord Nelson's life that propelled him to greatness... Nelson: 10 days that created a legend ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 28th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Anglastan----------------England
See: Ancient Hindu Towns and Temples in England Another very strong indication is that the English termination shire is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit... (by darkbeaver)
Sep 28th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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200-year-old pub with untouched bottles of brandy is uncovered
There cannot be many bars where bottles of alcohol have remained unopened for decades at a time. But the remains of a 200-year-old public house have been unearthed in a busy city centre - complete with untouched bottles of brandy. Archaeologists ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 27th, 2016 by taxslave last post
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Parks Canada confirms ship found in Arctic was Franklin’s HMS Terror
Parks Canada confirms ship found in Arctic was Franklins HMS Terror Bob Weber, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Monday, September 26, 2016... (by spaminator)
Sep 26th, 2016 by gopher last post
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What Harlem New York Looked Like In 1939
LiveLeak OP intro: I put this collection of public domain footage together from a series off film that was taken for but was not used for a documentary called 'Metropolis 1939'. These bits show the New York... (by Locutus)
Sep 26th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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History's big numbers
BBC History Magazine has asked eight historians to share some surprising statistics from their fields of expertise – from the Roman empire to the Second World War… History’s big numbers Think that numbers should be left to accountants? Then think... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 26th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Roman man had to be 'bent double' to fit into his coffin
Archaeologists have discovered the perfectly preserved skeleton of a Roman man who had to be squeezed into a stone coffin after blundering undertakers made it too small for him. The feet of the dead male, found in a quarry in Dorset, had to be... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 26th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Elizabethan theatres and bear-baiting pits get protected status
The archaeological remains of two Elizabethan playhouses, including the theatre in which Shakespeare's Hamlet was first performed, have been protected. The Theatre, in Hackney, north east London, and the Hope, Bankside, central London, were the... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stamford Bridge - and five more British battles you should know more about
Six British battles you should know about if you don't.... Stamford Bridge - and five more British battles you should know more about ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2016 by MHz last post
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How did two Chinese skeletons find their way into a Roman cemetery in London?
They were two powerful, ancient empires separated by more than 5,000 miles of imposing mountain ranges, barren desert and exposed steppe grasslands. Yet a collection of seemingly unremarkable bones discovered in a Roman cemetery in London has... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2016 by MHz last post
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Accidental explosions: gunpowder in Tudor and Stuart London
Accidental explosions were an ever-present threat in Tudor and Stuart London, as Stephen Porter explains... Accidental explosions: gunpowder in Tudor and Stuart London ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2016 by Walter last post
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A History Lesson
A HISTORY LESSON; Conservative vs. Liberals – Papa Mike (by Walter)
Sep 22nd, 2016 by Topkek last post
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This day 2496 years ago, Western civilisation began at Salamis
Western civilisation does not have an official birthday. Not like Archbishop Usshers famous declaration that the creation of the world occurred in 4004 BC, on Saturday the 22nd of October, in the late evening. If the West had a birthday,... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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2,000 year old shoe looks like an Adidas Predator
Archaeologists were left stunned when they uncovered a 2,000 year old shoe which has an uncanny resemblance to an Adidas Predator football boot. The small black shoe was discovered at a Roman fort in Northumberland. The distinctive ridges on the... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 20th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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What ever happened to Churchill's vision?
"This gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance, and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship. I like to think of British and Americans moving about freely over each other's wide estates with hardly a sense of being... (by Machjo)
Sep 20th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at famous burial site
Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace near one of Britain's best known finds. Archaeologists have been studying an area at Rendlesham in Suffolk, about four miles (6km) from the Sutton Hoo burial site. Faye Minter,... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 18th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Blitz, 1940/1941.
The Blitz Blitz was the sustained and intensive bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 17th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Israël violates the cease-fire in syria and loses two planes
ISRAËL VIOLATES THE CEASE-FIRE IN SYRIA AND LOSES TWO PLANES Tags: ISRAEL RUSSIA/UKRAINEOn 13 September 2016, at 1 a.m., although the cease-fire had just come into force, the Israëli aviation attempted to destroy a combat ... (by darkbeaver)
Sep 17th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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History Of Toryism and Religion and It's Defenders
The year is 1813. A young Church of England priest named John Strachan is on the frontlines of a military conflict, determined to stand by King and Country in the face of invasion. The city of York is fallen as the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada and... (by tay)
Sep 17th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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500-year-old kiln could shed light on construction of Henry VIII's Palace of Beaulieu
A mysterious hole in the ground could be the 500-year-old kiln of a fearsome Tudor king famed for his lavish banquets. Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the kiln used in the construction of King Henry VIII's Palace of Beaulieu. Researchers... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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How to send a letter in medieval England
There was no postal service in 15th century England. So how did letters arrive at their destination? How to send a letter in medieval England ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Bronze Age settlement found in roadworks
A "very unusual" Middle Bronze Age settlement has been found by archaeologists working along the route of Norwich's new northern bypass. Evidence has been unearthed in Horsford including artefacts such as pottery, flint and a complete spindle... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 15th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Amelia Earhart didn't die in a plane crash, investigator says
Amelia Earhart didn't die in a plane crash, investigator says Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post First posted: Thursday, September 15,... (by spaminator)
Sep 15th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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New aerial images of Lochaber hill fort Dun Deardail
New aerial images have been taken of an ancient hill fort in Lochaber. Dun Deardail was constructed on a prominent knoll on Sgorr Chalum, a hill overlooking the River Nevis in Glen Nevis. Little is known about the origins of the fort, who built it... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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12 Giant Leaps for Mankind – from carnivorism to Magna Carta
Here are 12 giant leaps for mankind: 12 Giant Leaps for Mankind – from carnivorism to Magna Carta We asked 12 historians to nominate alternative moments in the past that they consider to be great leaps for mankind. Interviews by Rob Attar. Friday... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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3,000-year-old cooking pot is found with burned CHEESE welded to the bottom
It would appear to be a case of crying over ruined cheese rather than burnt milk. Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old pot with the burned remains of cheese still encrusted on the bottom. Discovered in central Jutland, Denmark, it... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 14th, 2016 by MHz last post
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9/11 Remembered POPULAR!
We're the Only Plane in the Sky" - POLITICO Magazine (by Locutus)
Sep 14th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Anglo-Saxon cunning woman
Invading Britain, scrapping for territory, chasing out the Vikings you can be forgiven for thinking that the early history of England is all about blood and guts and the charismatic male. But surprisingly, Anglo-Saxon women played a leading role in the... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 13th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman road from London to the coast is discovered
Between 43 and 410 AD, the Roman army created 2,000 miles (3,200km) of surfaced roads across the UK. Now a snapshot of this part of history has been discovered, in the form of a pristine section of Roman road dating back almost 2,000 years. The... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 13th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Will a SECOND King be found in a car park?
After King Henry I passed away in 1135 in Normandy, his body was brought to Reading Abbey in Berkshire and buried in its high altar. But the abbey was destroyed in 1539 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and it is unknown whether Henry's ruins... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 11th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Queen Victoria timeline: 10 milestones in the monarch’s life
Ten major milestones of Queen Victoria's life and reign... Queen Victoria timeline: 10 milestones in the monarchs life From a determined young princess to a dumpy widow dressed in black, Queen Victoria witnessed immense change over the course of... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 11th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Hadrian's Wall and Tower of London in 360°
360 views of Hadrian's Wall and the Tower of London... Hadrian's Wall A stretch of Hadrian's Wall at Walton's Crags in Northumberland ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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How naughty was the past? The hidden depths of the medieval church
Here, Dr Emma J Wells from the University of York explores seven of the most curious examples of hidden messages and tongue-in-cheek depictions in medieval churches... How naughty was the past? The hidden depths of the medieval church ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 10th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Gold-hilted sword found beneath a football pitch may be 4,000 years old
A suspected Bronze Age sword with a gold hilt that may be up to 4,000 years old has been uncovered on the site of a new community football pitch. Diggers moved into the site in Carnoustie, Angus, after a collection of relics were unearthed... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 8th, 2016 by personal touch last post
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Wood from a log boat older than the pyramids is found in Monmouthshire
Archaeologists in Monmouthshire, Wales, believe they have found wood from a logboat dating back to the New Stone Age. The discovery was made on a building site, where work has now been halted. The pieces of wood have been dated to 3210BC and were... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 8th, 2016 by Ungern last post
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DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague
DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London's Great Plague. The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London's population. It's taken... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 7th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Could the mystery of the Cochno Stone be solved?
Hidden within a scrap of woodland on the edge of a Scottish housing estate is one of Europe's most important artworks. Buried to protect it from vandals, a slab of rock etched with Stone Age carvings is perhaps one the UK's most neglected prehistoric... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 5th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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London’s 7 most memorable Lord Mayors
Seven of London's most memorable Lord Mayors (not to be confused with Mayor of London), including Thomas Bludworth (or Bloodworth), the Lord Mayor at the time of the Great Fire of London 350 years ago... Londons 7 most memorable lord mayors ... (by Blackleaf)