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Historic warship's secrets go on display
The secrets of a warship that has spent 350 years at the bottom of the sea will be revealed in an exhibition close to its final resting place. ... (by Blackleaf)
5 days ago by Blackleaf last post
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London's infantile millennials are nothing new
The so-called infantlising trend in the capital is nothing new. Londoners have been behaving like oversized children since time immemorial... London's infantile millennials are nothing new the city has always been full of grown-up children ... (by Blackleaf)
5 days ago by Blackleaf last post
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Comedy's 17th Century female pioneer
The first comedy written by a woman is finally being staged professionally 400 years after it was written. ... (by Blackleaf)
5 days ago by Blackleaf last post
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Are these the deadliest female assassins in history?
Here are the tragic and shocking stories behind the most lethal women killers in history: ... (by Blackleaf)
5 days ago by Kreskin last post
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Where were you on 911
I was in Sydney BC on the morning of 911. When I woke up the first tower was on fire and I think when I got to work the second tower got hit. I was working at 443 Squadron on the Ops desk and we were frantically trying to find out what to do if we got a... (by Hoid)
6 days ago by gopher last post
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Why Jack the Ripper could have been Lizzie Williams
Hair scraped back, wearing a dress so modest it even covered her neck, she is the ultimate respectable Victorian lady married to the Queens own doctor, no less. But she is also jack the Ripper, according to an expert convinced that all... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by MHz last post
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Iran has liberated the Strait of Hormuz
FRN has been made aware that Iranian Revolutionary Guards Chief, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, just hours ago declared that Iran has fully liberated the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz from foreign and hostile subjugation. Iran had been conducting... (by darkbeaver)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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How Neolithic-style tombs are back in fashion
These stunning images show the Milky Way etched across the night sky over a Neolithic burial barrow, which will open this weekend as part of a Stone Age tradition being resurrected across Britain. ... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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World War 2 sign warning Nazis not to bomb Ireland revealed
A wildfire which ripped through dry vegetation during the ongoing heatwave has revealed a stone sign warning German planes not to bomb neutral Ireland during World War 2.The sign was was spotted at Bray Head, County Wicklow, by the Garda (Irish ... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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Abbey opens mysterious passageway to the public
A mysterious medieval passageway on the riverside next to Paisley Abbey is being opened to the public for the first time this weekend as part of Doors Open Day. ... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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Ancient hillfort Dun Deardail recreated in Lego
A 2,500-year-old Scottish hillfort has been recreated in Lego. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Has Queen Victoria's battle with mental health been revealed in her doctor's diary?
For many, Victoria and Albert were historys greatest love match. Recently captured by the brilliant Jenna Coleman in Victoria, their romance still makes a million eyes grow misty at the very thought of such devotion. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Man builds World War I trenches on farmland
As the centenary of the end First World War approaches, people across the nation will embark on solemn commemorations to ensure the greatest sacrifice of a generation is never forgotten. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by MHz last post
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9/11, Patriots or Patsies
This is one of the better ones as far as opening your eyes to it being a complex operation. The part about the 'hijackers' being the 'Keystone Cops' from 'Mohammad Atta and the Venus Flying Circus' were actually pilots in Afghanistan for the Taliban and... (by MHz)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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13th Century tiled floor found beneath Bath Abbey
A stunning 13th century tiled floor has been found 6 feet below the current floor level at a medieval abbey, in what has been described as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' discovery. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by MHz last post
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Today's online insults are NOTHING compared to public slander in ancient Rome
More than 2,000 years ago, the famous Roman politician Marcus Tullius Cicero once accused his enemy Clodius of incest with his brothers and sisters. But far from being shocking to people living at the time, this type of insult was just a part... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Ancient clan seal found in castle ruins
A clan seal dating from the bitter feud between the Campbells and MacDonalds has been found in ruins on an island off the west coast of Scotland. The 425-year-old seal, which bears the name Sir John Campbell of Cawdor, was found under a... (by Blackleaf)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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8 of Britainís most mysterious ruins
Let's explore eight of Britain's most intriguing ruins... 8 of Britains most mysterious ruins From haunted castles to cursed, crumbling manor houses, Britain is home to hundreds of ruins steeped in spooky and supernatural history. Here, David... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Metal detectorist uncovers Bronze Age hoard in Norfolk
An amateur treasure hunter has stumbled across a hoard of Bronze Age items that could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in a Norfolk field. David Lovett, a 64-year-old from Smallburgh, unearthed the precious haul of ancient goods when walking... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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9 of Britainís best castles
Nine of britain's best castles, including medieval fortresses and clifftop ruins... 9 of Britains best castles From medieval fortresses to dramatic clifftop ruins, Britain boasts countless awe-inspiring castles. Here we round up nine of the best... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by MHz last post
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Dig to find Sheffield castle where Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned
Excavation work has started in a bid to find out what is left of a castle where Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned. A series of trial trenches will be dug in previously uninvestigated areas where Sheffield Castle once stood. The dig, said to be... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by MHz last post
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ANCIENT CHEESE: World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb -- but it's probably fil
ANCIENT CHEESE: World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb -- but it's probably filled with a deadly disease Associated Press Published: August 17, 2018 Updated: August 17, 2018 11:29 AM EDT A general view taken on July 14, 2018 shows the site... (by spaminator)
Aug 12th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Tiny piece of flag 'used to prop Admiral Nelson's head' as he lay dying goes on sale
A small piece of a flag that is said to have been used to prop up Admiral Lord Nelson's head as he lay dying at the Battle of Trafalgar has emerged for sale. The great British seaman was rushed below decks on HMS Victory after a French sniper shot him... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Treasure hunter unearths Elizabethan gold signet ring
A factory worker thought he'd found a Coke can ring-pull while out metal detecting only to discover it was a rare piece of Elizabethan jewellery worth 10,000. Ben Bishop was searching a farmer's field when he came across the stunning item, a... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Binchester Roman Fort excavation unearths Roman road
A well-preserved Roman road and hundreds of fragments of Roman pottery have been unearthed in County Durham. About 60 archaeologists and volunteers spent six weeks excavating the largely undisturbed northern end of Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Brian May: From Queen guitarist to expert on Queen Victoria photographer
Legendary guitarist Brian May is heading to the Edinburgh International Book Festival to launch an illustrated biography on the Victorian Scottish photographer, George Washington Wilson. Wilson, who became the Queen's official photographer in... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 6th, 2018 by DaSleeper last post
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David Irving-Churchills War (complete)
David Irving - Churchill's War<iframe width="560" height="315" src="; frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> (complete) (by darkbeaver)
Aug 5th, 2018 by Bar Sinister last post
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6 weird things that have happened in August through history
The mysterious death of King William II and the discovery of oxygen are two of the things that have happened in August... 6 weird things that have happened in August through history When was oxygen discovered? How did King William II die? And when... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 5th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Mary, Queen of Scots film 'problematic' says historian
A new film that shows Mary, Queen of Scots, meeting rival English queen Elizabeth I has been criticised for its historical inaccuracies. Dr Estelle Paranque said the meeting between the two queens never happened. The historian said the film,... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 5th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Queen Elizabeth I had a secret friendship with French king
France is said to have been a constant thorn in Queen Elizabeth I's side during her reign. But newly uncovered letters suggest the Tudor monarch was in fact a trusted confidant to King Henri III and broke protocol to warn him of an attempt to steal... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 5th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman signet ring engraved with goddess Victory found in Somerset field
An amateur treasure hunter used a metal detector to unearth a 1,800-year-old gold Roman signet ring in Somerset. Pest control officer Jason Massey, 45, discovered the rare piece of jewellery, which features an engraving of the Roman goddess of ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 5th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman settlement found on Alderney is largest to be discovered on the Channel Islands
An 'enormous' Roman settlement has been unearthed in the Channel Islands. The 3.7 acre settlement the largest ever discovered in the Channel Islands and nearby areas of France was preserved by drifts of sand for thousands of years. Excavations... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2018 by Danbones last post
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When heat turned London into a stinky city
Suffering in the hot weather? Spare a thought then for the population of London back in 1858, a year of sky-high temperatures and the Great Stink. Too hot? In 1858 a heatwave turned London into a stinking sewer By Judith... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2018 by MHz last post
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11 facts about Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife
How much do you know about Catherine Howard? How did she meet Henry VIII, and is she related to Anne Boleyn? How old was Catherine when she died, and does her ghost really haunt Hampton Court Palace? Here are the facts 11 facts about Catherine Howard... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman horseshoes found near Hadrian's Wall
Early Roman horseshoes unearthed during an excavation at a fort near Hadrian's Wall are to go on display. Barbara Birley, curator at Vindolanda, near Hexham, in Northumberland, said it was "incredibly rare" to find a full set of four iron ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Written in the stars: 7 celestial events that may have changed history
Seven celestial events that may have changed the course of history, from the comet that carried William the Conqueror to victory in 1066 to the eclipse that helped Lawrence of Arabia defeat the Ottomans... Written in the stars: 7 celestial events that... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Bronze Age Britons used Ancient Egytian thread-making technique
Ancient textiles found near Cambridge reveal Bronze Age Britons used an Egyptian thread-making technique to weave plant fibres long before they picked up spinning. The 3,800-year-old fabrics were made by splicing a process by which fibres from... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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The couple with a medieval well in their living room
Colin Steer is a gold-digger with a difference: hes spent years clearing out a medieval well hoping to find a pot of gold at the bottom of it. But the retiree is not searching for the precious metal in a mine hes delving deep into an old... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Sir George Yeardley: The Briton who shaped early America
Established in 1607, Jamestown was the first permanent British colony in America. But it nearly didn't survive. The fact it did is due in large part to Sir George Yeardley, a military man, social reformer - and one of the first English slaveholders... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Pictish hand and knee prints discovered in Iron Age metal workshop
Archaeologists have discovered imprints left by the hands and knees of a Pictish metalsmith worker while excavating an ancient settlement in Orkney. The marks left by the smith's hands and knees, which have been described as 'unique' by experts... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 28th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Bid to exhume Richard III to solve mystery of the Princes in the Tower
It is the cold case that even DCI Cassie Stuart in Unforgotten would struggle to solve: who murdered the two princes in the Tower? For five centuries historians have speculated on Englands greatest crime mystery with the prime suspect being Richard... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 28th, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Soldiers find skeleton of Saxon warrior on Salisbury Plain
On the last day of an excavation by soldiers within the military training lands on Salisbury Plain, they found a comrade in arms: the grave of a 6th century Saxon warrior, buried with his spear by his side and his sword in his arms. Soldiers find... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 27th, 2018 by the_sign last post
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Count down / count up to the Day of the Lord
The historical accuracy of many botched efforts is being superseded by the only accurate rendering of the four-digit numbers in the ancient prophecy of the Book of Daniel. Regular updates to the countdown to the Day of the Lord by the sign of the Son... (by the_sign)
Jul 25th, 2018 by Hoid last post
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Giant camels once roamed North America
Giant camels once roamed North America Postmedia News More from Postmedia News Published: July 24, 2018 Updated: July 24, 2018 7:45 AM EDT Did you know camels used to hang out in the Arctic? Millions of years ago, those sweaty beasts that roam... (by spaminator)
Jul 24th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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200-year-old ship washed up on English beach could be from Nova Scotia
200-year-old ship washed up on English beach could be from Nova Scotia Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: July 23, 2018 Updated: July 23, 2018 8:52 AM EDT Remnants of a shipwreck on Camber Sands, England, is seen in this undated... (by spaminator)