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Jul 24th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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a bit of history expunged
The Russian-Horde dynasty of the Empire is mercilessly butchered. The Romanovs, the pro-Western puppets, come to take power. A harsh occupational regime is established in Russia. Serfdom is introduced effectively slavery for the greater part of the... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 Legends Of Ancient Megaliths And Stones From The British Isles
The myths and legends of ten ancient megaliths and standing stones in the British Isles, with accompanying videos... 10 Legends Of Ancient Megaliths And Stones From The British Isles Debra Kelly March 30, 2016 Listverse The standing stones and... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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How Richard IIIís skull may prove he DIDNíT kill princes
It is one of the most dramatic and controversial tales in British history how two young princes (King Edward V, 12, and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, 9) were murdered by their dastardly uncle so he could claim the throne for himself. But now a... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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On the trail of the Yorks: 8 places associated with Richard IIIís family
Here, writing for History Extra, Kristie Dean explores eight places associated with one of historys most fascinating families: the House of York... On the trail of the Yorks: 8 places associated with Richard IIIs family Richard III is the House... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 23rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Witch prison found in 15th century Scottish church
In the years before the Reformation, a small chapel in a church on the outskirts of Aberdeen had provided a quiet place for Catholic women to pray in peace. But within 30 years of the switch from Catholicism to the Protestant faith, St Mary's... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 23rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Five ways the Great Fire changed London
The Great Fire of London raged for four days in 1666, destroying much of the city and leaving some 100,000 people homeless. As the Museum of London prepares to mark the 350th anniversary of the inferno, BBC News looks at how it left a lasting... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The strange history of our daily routine
From the moment we wake in the morning, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. But when did we start cleaning our teeth and wearing underpants? And who invented the bed and the alarm clock? Greg Jenner of Horrible Histories fame... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Were these weapons a gift to the gods?
A collection of Bronze Age weapons buried as a 'gift to the gods' has been discovered in a field. Farmer Gwyn Rees had been searching a field in Vale of Glamorgan using a metal detector when he stumbled across a piece of a bronze axe head before... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 21st, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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10 Little-Known Facts About The Anglo-Saxons
There are certain facts about the Anglo-Saxons that many people overlook today. The following ten items are but a mere sampling of this forgotten history... 10 Little-Known Facts About The Anglo-Saxons Benjamin Welton June 28, 2016 Listverse ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Ten influential women executed during the reign of the Tudors
During the nearly 120 years of the Tudor dynasty (1485-1603), some notable women lost their lives due to their politics, their beliefs, and their hearts. Here are ten of them... 10 Influential Women Executed During The Reign Of The Tudors ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The Black Irish
From a careful study of Eastern records and Sabaism, the author is led to take up the position that the round towers were constructed by early Indian colonists of Ireland (the Tuath-de-danaans), in honour of the fructifying principle of nature, of... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 19th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history
They are often described as ruthless and bloodthirsty, famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. Here are right of the bloodiest emperors of Ancient Rome... The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stuart Britain: what was life like for ordinary people?
What was life like for ordinary people in Stuart Britain? Here, Andrea Zuvich, author of A Year in the Life of Stuart Britain, investigates Stuart Britain: what was life like for ordinary people? ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Remarkable' belt of a Roman soldier discovered in Leicester grave
It is an elaborate belt any modern fashionista would be proud of. Engraved with dolphins and dogs, in fact it belonged to a middle aged later Roman soldier. Archaeologists found the rare evidence near an important Roman road in Leicester. While ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Full view of Mary Rose warship revealed
A full, uninterrupted view of the Mary Rose has been unveiled after a 5.4m museum revamp. Henry VIII's flagship has undergone 34 years of conservation since it was raised from the Solent in 1982. Small viewing panels have been replaced with... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 18th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Catastrophic English: Christianity as a Vedic Cult
← Catastrophic English: English as a Dialect of Sanskrit Catastrophic English: Christianity as a Vedic Cult Posted on July 17, 2016by malagabay ... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 18th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The monarchs whose fate was determined by their sibling
The history of these islands has been littered with famous second or third, or fourth royal siblings, who for better or for worse have done much to shape the monarchy that we know today. Here are 10 of the most famous.... Sibling rivalry: Henry... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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From headless queens to phantom dogs: 9 haunted historic houses
Here are nine houses which are not only historic but are also haunted, including Smithills Hall in Bolton, my hometown... 9 haunted historic houses ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Battle of Hastings: King Harold death marker moved
A stone marking the site of King Harold's death at the Battle of Hastings has been moved to mark the 950th anniversary of his demise - to a spot about 20ft (6m) away. The marker at Battle Abbey had denoted the "official" location of the last... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Winterborne Kingston dig unearths nine Iron Age skeletons
Nine Iron Age skeletons uncovered during a dig could "completely change our understanding" of how ancient people lived, archaeologists claim. The well-preserved remains were found by Bournemouth University students during a dig at a pre-Roman... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The dark history behind India and the UK's favourite drink
This is the extraordinary story of the most ubiquitous and familiar Indian street food of the lot. I say street food, but this is actually a drink, and it is no exaggeration to say it was one of the great engines that drove the globalisation of... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 14th, 2016 by bill barilko last post
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The Only Footage of Mark Twain
The Original & Digitally Restored Films Shot by Thomas Edison The Only Footage of Mark Twain: The Original & Digitally Restored Films Shot by Thomas Edison... (by Locutus)
Jul 14th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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WW2 silk escape map dress sold
A dress made from silk maps given to RAF soldiers in WW2 to help them find a route out of enemy territory has been sold for an undisclosed sum. The dress, made from 'escape and evade' maps, is thought to be from 1945-50. WW2 silk escape map... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 14th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Britain's Pompeii' was 'Bronze Age new build' site
An ancient village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" was just a few months old when it burnt down, it has emerged. Analysis of wood used to build the settlement suggests it was only lived in for a short time before it was destroyed. Despite this,... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 14th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Terrifying Argentine carnivorous dinosaur had tiny arms
Terrifying Argentine carnivorous dinosaur had tiny arms THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 08:39 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Jul 13th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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8 of Britainís best battlefields
Nearly everyone in Britain lives within half an hours drive of a battlefield. Here are eight of the best to visit... 8 of Britains best battlefields From the Isles of Scilly to the Scottish Highlands, Britain is dotted with hundreds of... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 13th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Hi-tech scans reveal industrial-scale farming networks from the Bronze Age
Hi-tech scans of the South Downs landscape have revealed industrial-scale farming networks that could force archaeologists to rethink their view of Britain before the Romans arrived. Airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) was used to map archaeological... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 13th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Dinosaurs didn't roar; they cooed, say scientists
Dinosaurs didn't roar; they cooed, say scientists Postmedia Network First posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 09:29 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Jul 13th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Digs uncover buildings in Cyprus' 11,000-year-old village
Digs uncover buildings in Cyprus' 11,000-year-old village Menelaos Hadjicostis, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016... (by spaminator)
Jul 12th, 2016 by Cliffy last post
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England saw America not as a source of wealth, but as a dump
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America To America's founding fathers they were were called "manure" or "offscourings" a term for human faeces. They're as American as apple pie. Louisiana State University professor Nancy... (by tay)
Jul 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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5,000-year-old flint arrowhead could be the work of a Stone Age master craftsman
It is a 5,000-year-old jigsaw that has been revealed as one of the most pristine Stone Age arrowheads ever found in Britain. Archaeologists have unearthed an inch long barb of flint that matches another larger part found five years earlier just... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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8 of Britainís most mysterious ruins
Here, David Hamilton, author of Wild Ruins, explores eight of the most fascinating and mysterious ruins in Britain 8 of Britains most mysterious ruins ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Britainís prehistoric stone circles
There are around 1,000 ancient stone circles dotted around Britain. Here, BBC History Magazine takes a look at some of them... Britain’s prehistoric stone circles ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 10th, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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Researchers make 'first discovery' of Philistine cemetery
Researchers in Israel have made what they say is the first discovery of a Philistine cemetery. The discovery, made in 2013 and finally revealed on Sunday, may yield answers to an enduring mystery surrounding the origins of the Philistines. It comes... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Henry VIIIís mistresses: who else did the Tudor king sleep with?
Henry VIII may have had six wives but he also had several mistresses, too.... Henry VIIIs mistresses: who else did the Tudor king sleep with? ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Dig to uncover rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial
An archaeological dig is under way on what experts say is a rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial mound in Lancashire. Digging got under way this week at the site near Morecambe Bay, which was found by metal detectors, and is being excavated under... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 9th, 2016 by taxslave last post
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Bones suggest Neanderthals were cannibals
Bones suggest Neanderthals were cannibals The Washington Post and Postmedia Network First posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 08:43 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Jul 7th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Israel owns us POPULAR!
Twitter Partners With ADL To Fight “Online Hate” In an effort to combat “online hate” and “violent extremism,” Twitter, one of the most popular and influential social media... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 7th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes and the princes: a brief history of the Tower of London
Here, author and historian Tracy Borman investigates the long history of the Tower of London... Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes and the princes: a brief history of the Tower of London One of the most iconic historic sites in the world, the Tower of... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 6th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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The historical roots of Islamist terrorism
The historical roots of Islamist terrorism ... (by spaminator)
Jul 5th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Lindisfarne monastery evidence found by amateur archaeologist
An amateur archaeologist has unearthed what is believed to be evidence of one of England's earliest Christian monasteries in a dig on Lindisfarne (also known as Holy Island). The rare grave marker, thought to be from the mid 7th-8th Century, has... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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To kidnap a king: the foiled plot to abduct Edward VI
Historian and author Elizabeth Norton investigates the foiled plot 1549 plot to kidnap King Edward VI.... To kidnap a king: the foiled plot to abduct Edward VI ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Thame's bid to reinstate medieval town stocks
A town has used a 15th Century law in a bid to reinstate a medieval punishment device. While rotten cabbage-throwing is unlikely, Thame Town Council in Oxfordshire hopes stocks will attract tourists. Councillor David Bretherton said the idea came... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 2nd, 2016 by MHz last post
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Jewellery crafted by 'lost' ancient people of Scotland unearthed
Often stereotyped as tattooed barbarians, the Picts had a talent for war. But it turns out these 'lost' ancient people of Scotland also a talent for carving stone and shaping silver. Archaeologists have surveyed a field in Northern Scotland and... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 2nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Rare Viking dÝdehuse (death house) unearthed
A Viking tomb uncovered in Denmark is offering an intriguing insight into the Nordic warrior race, hinting at the extent of their maritime travels. First discovered in 2012, the 'death house' contains the graves of two men and a woman, which... (by Blackleaf)