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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)
Sep 5th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Great Fire of London retold with wooden replica blaze
A giant wooden replica of 17th century London has been set ablaze on the River Thames in a retelling of the Great Fire of London 350 years ago. Crowds gathered on the banks of the Thames to watch the 394-feet long model go up in flames. The... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stud's link to Boudicca's uprising
A silver stud found buried in a Norfolk village commemorated the quashing of Queen Boudicca's rebellion, an expert said. Researcher Jacqueline Cahill Wilson said the stud, found in Walsingham, may have come from a Roman horse harness. It could have... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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An hour-by-hour account of the Great Fire of London
An hour-by-hour account of the Great Fire of London, which started 350 years ago today... How French spies burnt London to the ground... at least that's what most Britons thought when the Great Fire started 350 years ago this week. And, as this... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The incredible buildings that survived the Great Fire of London
Tomorrow is the 350th anniversary of the start of the Great Fire of London. The conflagration, which started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner - the baker of Charles II - in the early hours of Sunday 2nd September 1666, consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Everything you know about 17th-century London is wrong
Of all eras, the 17th century seems to have generated more mistruths than most. This was a period that saw the beginnings of the press (newspapers), the first stirrings of scientific discourse and London's great chroniclers such as Pepys, Evelyn... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 31st, 2016 by personal touch last post
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Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?
Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy? Alicia Chang, The Associated Press First posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 01:43 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 31st, 2016 by DaSleeper last post
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Coffee, plague and the Great Fire
With this Friday being the 350th anniversary of the start of the Great Fire, Nick Rennison looks at what life was like in Restoration London... Coffee, plague and the Great Fire: the pleasures and perils of Restoration London What was life like for... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Historical and interesting photos POPULAR!
40 Must-See Photos From The Past | Bored Panda example: Dudes had them an 1893 snowball fight: ... (by Locutus)
Aug 30th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Drinking schnapps with the Red Baron's relatives
The families of the Red Baron and the first two British pilots he killed will meet to mark the centenary of the deaths and toast to the soldiers' memory. On 17 September 1916, Englishman Lionel Morris, 19, and Tom Rees, 21, of Wales, became the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 30th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed
Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 11:51 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 28th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Queen Victoria
Here are seven things you might not know about Britain's second-longest-reigning monarch... 7 things you (probably) didnt know about Queen Victoria ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 28th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 intriguing spies from the Tudor Era
They were from the Tudor Era (1485-1603), they were spies, they were intriguing, and there are ten of them.... 10 Intriguing Spies From The Tudor Era Debra Kelly August 13, 2016 Listverse Political intrigue and espionage are nothing new.... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 Strange And Interesting Facts About Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin, the brilliant naturalist whose works on the theory of evolution single-handedly founded modern biology, is one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. Revered by many and despised by some, his massive influence strongly remains in many... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Ungern last post
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Moving Abu Simbel
back when we were doing some pretty extraordinary sh!t. HCDQikYVnCA Moving Abu Simbel - National Geographic (by Locutus)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Burnswark's bloody Roman history becomes clearer
There's growing evidence that a landmark flat-topped hill in Dumfries and Galloway was the site of the first major battle of the Roman invasion of Scotland. Archaeologists have been trying for 300 years to assess the role of Burnswark in the Roman... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The 10 worst Britons in history
The BBCs nationwide poll in 2002 to discover who the public thought was the greatest Briton of all (winner: Winston Churchill) was a huge success. But who was the worst Briton? York  Membery asks 10 leading historians who they believe had the most malign... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 26th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Did the Etruscans follow a fertility cult?
It was a powerful and sophisticated ancient Italian civilisation that had threatened to squash the fledgling Roman state just as it was starting to emerge. But little now remains of the Etruscan civilisation that had flourished across much of... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 26th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Was Blackbeard a GOOD guy?
Blackbeard - the world's most infamous pirate - wasn't a bloodthirsty villain after all but a good guy who never killed anyone, it has been claimed. Historian Colin Woodward says for three centuries Blackbeard has also been given the wrong name... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 25th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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Underwater expedition off California reveals sunken warship
Underwater expedition off California reveals sunken warship THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 07:19 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 25th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Remains of 17th Century Scottish child soldiers will NOT be sent home
The remains of Scottish prisoners of war who died after being captured by Oliver Cromwell's troops nearly 400 years ago will not be reburied north of the border. The skeletons of between 17 and 28 people - some as young as 13-years-old - were... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The mystery slabs found under Neolithic rubbish dump
A mysterious stone structure that could be among the oldest buildings in Scotland has been unearthed beneath the remains of a Neolithic rubbish dump. Archaeologists discovered the huge stone slabs, some more than 13 feet (4m) long, while... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Mad Jack' Churchill
bad. ass. IT IS NOT RECORDED what the German commander said when he learned that one of his men had been spitted by a broad-head arrow It was May 1940, and the German officers unit was attacking toward a village called lEpinette, near... (by Locutus)
Aug 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Luxury villa found in Somerset may have housed a Roman billionaire
The ruins of a luxurious Roman 'Beckingham Palace' have been discovered in the Somerset countryside. Experts believes the palatial house would have been home to an ancient VIP in the 5th century who would have been as rich as David Beckham. They... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 great misconceptions of the English Civil War
It was an accidental war. It was fought by gentlemen. Cromwell was the key to victory Here are 10 myths of the seismic 17th-century conflict... 10 great misconceptions of the Civil War ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Are these the severed locks of the Bounty mutineers?
Seven locks of hair found stuffed in a rusty tobacco tin could belong to the sailors behind the most infamous mutiny in British history, experts believe. The severed pigtails could have been taken from the traitorous crew of the HMS Bounty,... (by Blackleaf)