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Apr 25th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Shakespeare's grave concerns led to witty warning on headstone
Shakespeare was probably born on 23rd April (appropriately St George's Day, now England's national day) and also died on 23rd April. Today is the 391 anniversary of his burial. SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE CONCERNS LED TO WITTY WARNING ON HEADSTONE ... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 25th, 2007 by rusu.antonela last post
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Joe Boyle: King of the Klondike
Born in Toronto in 1867 and raised in Woodstock, Ont., Joe Boyle was an extraordinarily restless young man. At age 17 he went to New York with his father and hopped an outbound ship, spending three years at sea. On his return he started a freighting... (by sanctus)
Apr 22nd, 2007 by Daz_Hockey last post
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King Alfred the Great
As tomorrow is St George's Day, a story about the birth of England and its founding father - King Alfred the Great... Detail of an engraving of Alfred (artist unknown). King Alfred is... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 21st, 2007 by Libra Girl last post
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The Shakespeare controversy
Will the real Shakespeare please stand up? BY MICHAEL SATCHELL LONDON–Among the crowds enjoying the summer productions of Hamlet and The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, few are likely to question who wrote the 38 plays, two long poems, and... (by Libra Girl)
Apr 20th, 2007 by hermanntrude last post
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Discovered: 'New' poem from Shakespeare dedicated to Elizabeth I
Discovered: 'New' poem from Shakespeare dedicated to Elizabeth I 20th April 2007 Daily Mail A 'new' poem by William Shakespeare has been published for the first time (by Blackleaf)
Apr 19th, 2007 by sanctus last post
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The B and B's Grand Inquest
On July 22, 1963, Prime Minister L. B. Pearson announced the establishment of a Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism under the direction of André Laurendeau and A. Davidson Dunton. All three saw it as a grand inquest, to use Pearson's term,... (by sanctus)
Apr 19th, 2007 by sanctus last post
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G8: The Most Exclusive Club in the World
Eight statesmen, scores of aides, hundreds of press, and thousands of security personnel will all descend on Kananaskis, Alberta, in late June 2002. For the fourth time since 1976, but the first time in Western Canada, a Canadian prime minister will be... (by sanctus)
Apr 19th, 2007 by Toro last post
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Winnipeg General Strike
An eerie calm descended on the streets of Winnipeg on the morning of May 15, 1919. The street cars and delivery wagons lay idle. Some 50,000 tradesmen, labourers, city and provincial employees had walked off the job, leaving the city paralyzed. It was... (by sanctus)
Apr 19th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Rare footage of WWI Gallipoli battle unearthed
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (popularly abbreviated as ANZAC) was originally an army corps of Australian and New Zealand troops who fought as part of the British Empire in World War I at Gallipoli against the Turks. The ANZACs also fought... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 19th, 2007 by Libra Girl last post
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Crowfoot and Treaty Number 7
A few days before September 12, 1877, Blackfoot and Stonies began arriving at Blackfoot Crossing on the banks of the Bow River in southern Alberta. The two were old enemies and camped on opposite sides of the river. Later in the week they were joined by... (by sanctus)
Apr 17th, 2007 by #juan last post
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34th regiment Canada Army 1915 Russel Burley
Russel Burley was my Great Grandfather. He fought in the Battle of The Somme. He was gased but lived only to suffer a massive strock in his early years of life that left him bedridden till the day he died. I walk by his picture every day (at least... (by lucyshines49)
Apr 16th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Mums with guns were ready for the Nazis
We all know about the Home Guard - affectionately known as the "Dad's Army" - an army of almost two MILLION civilian soldiers, many of them too old to join the regular army, ready to defend Britain at home. In the event of a German invasion of Britain,... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 15th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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The Mutiny on the Bounty 1789
Mutiny on the Bounty, 1789 The Mutiny on the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty, 1789 Back in the 1930s a blockbuster movie was... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 14th, 2007 by temperance last post
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The wives who went to war
The wives who went to war By TREVOR GROVE Daily Mail 14th April 2007 They gave birth in holes in the frozen ground. Some turned to drink, others to prostitution. A new book uncovers the terrible suffering of the women who followed their menfolk... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 10th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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The Bombardment of London (1471)
The Bombardment of London By Walter Besant THE BOMBARDMENT OF LONDON IN 1471 MARKED THE END OF THE "WARS OF THE ROSES", FOUGHT BETWEEN THE TWO BRANCHES OF THE PLANTAGENET ROYAL HOUSE - THE LANCASTRIANS AND THE YORKISTS. ... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 7th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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"Joan of Arc relics" are actually from Egyptian mummy
Joan of Arc relics 'from an Egyptian mummy' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor 06/04/2007 The 19 year old Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake by the English in 1431 after... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 4th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Medieval Corfe Castle reopens after repairs
Medieval Corfe Castle reopens after repairs 04/04/2007 The ruins of Corfe Castle rise above the village of Corfe in Dorset. It was partially destroyed during the English Civil WAr... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 3rd, 2007 by Nikki last post
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Robin Hood - fact or fiction?
Robin Hood - fact or fiction? Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood in the BBC's latest version of the English legend Legend has it that Robin Hood was an outlaw living in Sherwood Forest... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 2nd, 2007 by selfactivated last post
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The exhumation of King Arthur's body
The Glastonbury Exhumation by Sir Egil Njalsson Statue of King Arthur (by Blackleaf)
Apr 2nd, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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The Whitechapel Murders
Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders, 1888 For three months in 1888 fear and panic stalked the streets of London's East End. During these months five women... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 31st, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Elizabeth I's Spy Network - Combating the Catholic threat
Elizabeth's Spy Network By Alexandra Briscoe Elizabeth I's coat of arms (by Blackleaf)
Mar 31st, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Sunk by its own weight in gold
Sunk by its own weight in gold Wave goodbye ... last moments of HMS Sussex captured on canvas ... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 31st, 2007 by mabudon last post
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Underestimating Canadians
Ever feel like we are being divide as a country by our government ??(on purpose --pitt ing us against each other British colonial authorities and conservative groups in Canada underestimated the level of discontent in both Upper and Lower Canada. The... (by temperance)
Mar 31st, 2007 by s243a last post
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Moved: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad: Founder of Islamic Extremism
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Mar 24th, 2007 by #juan last post
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With what flag should Canada honour Vimy Ridge?
Veterans groups want to mark anniversary with ensign under which soldiers fought ALEX DOBROTA From Tuesday's Globe and Mail OTTAWA Nearly a century ago, Canadian soldiers crossed a muddy ridge in Vimy, France, as they fought and died under a... (by I think not)
Mar 24th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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New insights into 900-year history of famous abbey
New insights into 900-year history of famous abbey TOM SMITHARD 24 March 2007 Fabulous Wymondham (pronounced "Windam") abbey in Norfolk. It was founded in 1107 by William d'Aubigny,... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 23rd, 2007 by sanctus last post
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Group of Seven
They called themselves The Group of Seven for their first exhibition on May 7, 1920. Reviewers were more descriptive. The contents of a drunkards stomach said one. Critical opinion would change, however, and by the peak of their fame in the... (by sanctus)
Mar 22nd, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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The lost county of Winchcombeshire to ring in it 1,000th year
Winchcombeshire, an ancient county in the South West of England, in the 10th and 11th centuries, developed around its county town, Winchcombe. It appears that it had a separate existence as a petty kingdom prior to this time. King Coenwulf of Mercia... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 21st, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Eau de BC: the oldest perfume in the world
Eau de BC: the oldest perfume in the world By Malcolm Moore in Rome 21/03/2007 (by Blackleaf)
Mar 18th, 2007 by selfactivated last post
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The longbow
HOW THE ENGLISH/WELSH LONGBOWMEN DEVASTATED THE FRENCH The longbow as we recognise it today, measuring around the height of a man, made its first major appearance towards... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 18th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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New exhibits portray Jamestown colonists as killers and rapists
Why can't Americans be grateful for the British colonies in Jamestown and elsewhere? If we didn't colonise America in the first place then America wouldn't exist today..... It's hardly Pocahontas: new exhibits portray Jamestown colonists as... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 17th, 2007 by sanctus last post
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Around the world with Joshua Slocum
"I sprang from the oars to my feet, and lifted the anchor above my head, threw it clear just as she was turning over. I grasped her gunwale and held on as she turned bottom up, for I suddenly remembered that I could not swim." Joshua Slocum, Sailing... (by sanctus)
Mar 17th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Bedford Book of Hours to go on display
Bedford Book of Hours to go on display By James Burleigh 17/03/2007 The Bedford Book of Hours, described as "an outstanding work of late medieval manuscript art", is to go on display at the British Library next week. ... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 15th, 2007 by sanctus last post
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Bernier and Arctic Sovereignty
Joseph-Elzéar Bernier was Canada's greatest seaman, a man of strong will and extraordinary ingenuity. It is largely due to him that the Canadian flag now flies over the Arctic Archipelago. Bernier was born into a seafaring family at L'Islet, Quebec, in... (by sanctus)
Mar 13th, 2007 by hermanntrude last post
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The French invasion of Britain, 1797
1066 was the last SUCCESSFUL invasion of Britain, but it wasn't the last completely. The French made an unsuccessful "invasion" of Britain in 1797 led by an Irish/American. Needless to day, the "invasion" was a complete disaster (they surrendered to... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 13th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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King Tut - A glowing legacy
A glowing legacy By Jonathan Fildes BBC News (by Blackleaf)
Mar 11th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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The tale of Sawney Bean
Hannibal - the pussycat? A story not for the squeamish...... Two relatively recent and particularly gruesome Hollywood blockbuster films have featured a character known as Hannibal Lecter, otherwise known by his descriptive nickname Hannibal... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 10th, 2007 by El Barto last post
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Roman settlement found next to "devil's hill."
Roman settlement found next to 'devil's hill' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor 10/03/2007 Evidence of a Roman sacred site has been discovered at the foot of a man-made hill created thousands of years before the Romans arrived in... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 9th, 2007 by RomSpaceKnight last post
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Erwin Rommel
Erwin Rommel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Erwin Rommel Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in 1942 Born November 15, 1891 Heidenheim, Germany Died (by Jersay)
Mar 7th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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The York Helmet heads for London
The York Helmet heads for London Why are regional museums sending their treasures down south? Alfred Hickling March 6, 2007 (by Blackleaf)
Mar 7th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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875 years on, monks walk again in historic abbey's grounds
Published Date: 06 March 2007 Location: YorkshireNearly 900 years on, monks walk again in historic abbey's grounds History revisited: Robed monks once again walked through the... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 7th, 2007 by RomSpaceKnight last post
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The Warrior Queen who fought the might of the Roman Empire
Boudica - England's Warrior Queen who fought the Roman Empire Statue of Boudica near Westminster Pier, London, with her two daughters upon her chariot which had spikes coming out... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 5th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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DNA tests on Princes in the Tower
DNA tests on Princes in the Tower 5th March 2007 The sons of King Edward IV were imprisoned in the Tower of London by their uncle Richard III (above) in 1483. The... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 5th, 2007 by Blackleaf last post
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Secret portrait of the Nine Day Queen found
Secret portrait of the 'nine-day' Queen found By ANDREW LEVY 4th March 2007 The portrait of what experts believe is Lady Jane Grey, the "Nine Day Queen." She was... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 4th, 2007 by Toro last post
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Were "I have then lived long enough" Nelson's last words?
According to legend, Nelson's last words were "Kiss me Hardy". But new evidence shows that his last words may have been something else. Despite being outnumbered by a combined French/Spanish fleet only 449 British were killed compared to 4,400 French... (by Blackleaf)