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When Iraqi peacekeepers stood guard at Hadrian's Wall
When Iraqi peacekeepers stood guard at Hadrian's Wall Charlotte Higgins, arts correspondent Saturday July 15, 2006 The Guardian Hadrian's Wall in Northern England strechtes from near... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 11th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Early British kingdoms
The kingdoms that occupied these isles before the present kingdoms - England and Scotland - and the Principality of Wales occupied them.... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 8th, 2006 by Finder last post
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The men working days and knights
English Heritage Knights' Tournament 2006 The tournament featuring jousting knights is becoming very popular in Britain - crowds of 10,000 people turning up to watch some battles, held in famous historic locations. Like football, even replica shirts... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 8th, 2006 by Finder last post
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The real pirate of the Caribbean.
Blackbeard (c. 1680November 22, 1718) was the nickname of Edward Teach, alias Edward Thatch (other sources give his name as Edward Drummond), a notorious English pirate who had a short reign of terror in the Caribbean Sea between 1716 and 1718, during a... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 8th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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The men working days and knights
English Heritage Knights' Tournament 2006 The men working days and knights by Robert Hardman, Daily Mail 8th July 2006 (by Blackleaf)
Jul 2nd, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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TODAY IN HISTORY POPULAR!
Wyatt Earp died in hospital in Los Angeles,Cal. in 1929. A rare case of one who lived by the gun,not dying by same. (by missile)
Jul 2nd, 2006 by Mogz last post
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Newfoundland on the Somme; July 1st 1916
On July 1st, 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment went in to action during The Battle of the Somme near Beaumont Hamel: ---------------------------------------- Every Canada Day I take a moment to think about the hundreds of Newfoundlanders who were... (by Mogz)
Jun 29th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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The journey from Newgate to Tyburn
Condemned felons, up until 1783, were sent to the notorious Newgate Gaol where they would stay until they were to be hanged at Tyburn. It took only a few days between them being found guilty and being hanged, so they didn't stay in Newgate for long. A... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 29th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Robin Hood's home is found.
Several places, including Barnsley and Sheffield, have said that they were the birthplace of Robin Hood. But Sheffield may have won the argument. --------------------------- Robin's digs in Sheffield By ALASTAIR TAYLOR ... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 29th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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The elephant-killers of Ebbsfleet
The Times June 29, 2006 The elephant-killers of Ebbsfleet By Lewis Smith Archaeologists in Kent have found bones and flint tools where early man once hunted (by Blackleaf)
Jun 28th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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The medieval coroner.
The office of Coroner is an institution created by the English, and was introduced to other parts of the world by the British Empire, such as Kenya, Hong Hong, Australia and some US states. Here's the history of it........ ... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 27th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Ahmad Ibn Rustah
Ibn Rustah (in Persian: ابن رسته) was a 10th century Persian explorer and geographer born in Rosta district, Isfahan, Persia (See Encyclopaedia Iranica ). He wrote a geographical compendium. The information on his home town of Isfahan is especially... (by Jersay)
Jun 27th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Iraq and French connections
France has long had a special relationship with Iraq France has historically been Iraq's best friend in the West. The special relationship began three decades ago, when General de Gaulle cultivated Arab countries in the wake of the 1967 war in the... (by dekhqonbacha)
Jun 26th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Ahmad ibn Fadlan
Ahmad ibn Fadlan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Ibn Fadlan) Jump to: navigation, search Ahmad ibn al-'Abbās ibn Rashīd ibn Hammad ibn Fadlan (أحمد ابن العباس ابن رشيد ابن حماد ابن فضلان) was a 10th century Muslim writer and... (by Jersay)
Jun 26th, 2006 by Daz_Hockey last post
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Custer disaster.
24 June 2006 EXCLUSIVE: CUSTER DISASTER For 130 years he has been feted as a hero of the West. Now his Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn is exposed. By Murray Davies ... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 25th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Celts orginated from Scandanavia
Celts pushed west by Germanic migration Celts were pushed westwards by successive waves of Germanic invaders, perhaps themselves at times pressured by Huns and Scythians or simply population pressures in their homeland of Scandinavia and Northern... (by Jersay)
Jun 25th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Anglo-Saxons had same gods as Vikings
Anglo-Saxon religion Main article: Anglo-Saxon mythology The indigenous pre-Christian belief system of the Anglo-Saxons was a form of Germanic paganism and therefore closely related to Norse mythology, as well as other Germanic pre-Christian cultures.... (by Jersay)
Jun 25th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Vikings More Humane that other Middle Age groups
Well I found this of PBS, Who were the Vikings I believe it was from Wikipedia and they were saying that the Vikings were more humane than other groups. They stated that they did attack monestaries, and other things but this were individual kings or... (by Jersay)
Jun 24th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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American West
Now I was just thinking and this includes the Canadian West, or in general the whole American continent about the Aboriginal people of this whole Continent and the South American continent and how they controlled their own lives, they had huge cities and... (by Jersay)
Jun 20th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Front garden yields ancient tools
Front garden yields ancient tools Only one other handaxe of this type has been found that is bigger The Britons of 250,000 years ago were a good deal more... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 20th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Ancient monument aligned to sun
Ancient monument aligned to sun Isle of Anglesey, Wales. The sun streams into the chamber through the narrow entrance An... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 20th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Experts' hope over shipwreck find
Experts' hope over shipwreck find The wrecks could shed light on 18th Century life Two well-preserved 18th Century shipwrecks, found by a team of Bristol archaeologists in... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 19th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Buffalo Incident August 9th 1974
The Buffalo incident that occured on August 9th in Syria, was when 9 Canadian peacekeepers were killed when their Buffalo aircraft was shot down. For me personally, when I was in Air Cadets I had a CI, who told me he was suppose to be on that flight,... (by Jersay)
Jun 18th, 2006 by ironaxe last post
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The "Malfosse" at the Battle of Hastings
After the English 'shieldwall' at Hastings had finally disintegrated into smaller, brutal mini-battles for survival as the Normans gained the hilltop at the end of a gruelling day, and as the elite Anglo-Danish housecarls showed extreme yet doomed and... (by ironaxe)
Jun 17th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Luv yr I's, xx Liz1@virginmobile
The Times June 17, 2006 Luv yr I's, xx Liz1@virginmobile By Alan Hamilton An exhibition reveals the code in the letters between the Earl of Leicester and his Gloriana ... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 15th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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New glacier theory on Stonehenge
New glacier theory on Stonehenge Archaeologists have said the stones came from the Preseli Hills in Western Wales. The debate over how the stones arrived at Stonehenge... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 12th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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After the battle of Stamford Bridge (25th Sept, 1066)
Ignoring the temptation to debate this with hindsight, I ask; what you would have done in the following situation? Should you send messengers to those loyal Welsh princes(brothers Bleššyn and Rhiwallon, who were allowed to rule in North Wales after... (by ironaxe)
Jun 11th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Roman emperor, Consul, Tribune, General or Leader (favorite)
Well this is easy... Lets talk about our favorite Roman leaders. Ok everyone knows I'm an admirer of the Roman Republic, and yes I love many of the rulers of the Republic but there was one Roman ruler which deserves my respect more then any other.... (by Finder)
Jun 9th, 2006 by ironaxe last post
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The English, not the Celts, are the true ocupants of Britain 1 Attachment(s)
Most people say that the Celts - the ancestors of the Welsh and Scots - were the first occupants of this island. Then, several Germanic peoples from modern day Germany and Denmark came over and drove all the Celts to the northern and western extremes of... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 8th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Oliver Cromwell
So what do you guy's think of him. A Republican? A dictator? A revolutionary? A Conservative? a Liberal? I've heard all of these pronouns used to describe the man but I think he was all of them and none of them. He's one of history's...... odd's... (by Finder)
Jun 6th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Divers accidentally discover 18th Century shipwreck.
Sail of the 18th century By JEROME STARKEY HMS Resolution sank off the coast of Southern England in the 1703 hurricane that is the strongest storm ever recorded in England claiming 8000... (by Blackleaf)
May 30th, 2006 by Finder last post
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UK Lord Chancellor
I've read about this over the years that either this posistion would be abolished or nerfed with a name change. I was wondering with such a historic title with so many famous people holding this posistion... (by Finder)
May 28th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Is Boadicea buried at a McDonald's?
Is the red-headed British warrior queen, the leader of the Iceni tribe who fought against the Roman Empire, buried next to a McDonald's in Birmingham? Bo buried at McDonald's? By ANDREW PARKER ... (by Blackleaf)
May 24th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Wreck of Captain Cook's Endeavour found.
British sailor Captain James Cook discovered New Zealand and the East Coast of Australia and claimed both for Britain. He was also the first person to circumnavigate the world in both directions. His ship was HMS Endeavour. Wreck of Captain Cook's... (by Blackleaf)
May 24th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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The Bloody Code.
In the 17th and 18th Centuries, England was probably the execution capital of Europe. In 1688, there were 50 capital offences in England. By 1815, that had increased to 225. Even things that nowadays aren't crimes - such as the cutting down of trees -... (by Blackleaf)
May 16th, 2006 by BitWhys last post
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Doctrine Of Odious Debts
Iraq's Odious Debts National Post, Canada, (12/02/03) By Lawrence Solomon, is executive director of Urban Renaissance Institute and Consumer Policy Institute, Divisions of Energy Probe Research Foundation. Russia and France have good reason to... (by jimmoyer)
May 13th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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The London Gin Craze.
The more bloody, vile or depraved that history is, the more interesting it becomes. And you can't get more vile and depraved that 18th Century London and its HUNDREDS of gin shops......... ... (by Blackleaf)
May 12th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Flanders Field
The World War I Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial lies on the southeast edge of the town of Waregem, Belgium, along the Lille-Ghent E17 highway. It is located 175 miles north of Paris, France and 46 miles west of Brussels. The cemetery is... (by Jersay)
May 10th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Israeli murderous response to Munich
1972: The murder of the Israeli Olympic athletes In September 1972 during the Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. The world was horrified, but in Israel, grief soon turned to anger and... (by Jersay)
May 9th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Lame Political Stunts
What are some of the lamest political stunts you've seen? The first that comes to my mind is Bill Vanderzalm trying to get blue collar support in a BC election by promising to make beer more affordable. (by Kreskin)
May 9th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Name your favorite Frenchperson in history
For me it's Talleyrand. I'm in awe of how he managed to keep his head. :lol: (by Said1)
May 9th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Munich 1972
According to news sources, the Israeli athletes had enjoyed a night out on September 4, 1972, watching a performance of Fiddler on the Roof before returning to the Olympic Village. At 04:30 AM (local time) on September 5, as the athletes slept, eight... (by Jersay)
May 9th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Che Guevara
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (June 14, 1928 October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara or el Che, was an Argentine-born physician, Marxist revolutionary, politician, and Cuban guerrilla leader. As a young man studying medicine, Guevara traveled... (by Jersay)
May 7th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Easter Rebellion 90th anniversary
DUBLIN, Ireland - More than 2,500 Irish military personnel, some saluting atop tanks and others marching with... (by Jersay)
May 6th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Battlefield for sale.
Group formed to save battlefield Hundreds of English and Welsh soldiers perished in the battle An action group has been formed to save a battlefield where Welsh... (by Blackleaf)