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Feb 29th, 2008
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John de Lausele's 'quality' medieval seal declared treasure
A silver seal used to sign documents in the medieval period belonged to a significantly wealthy owner, a treasure inquest heard. The seal matrix was... (by Blackleaf)
1 day ago by Curious Cdn last post
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4,000-year-old charred human remains found in a burial chamber
Human remains thought to be about 4,000 years old and charred have been discovered by builders working on a hotel in rural Northumberland. ... (by Blackleaf)
4 days ago by TalkingTogheter last post
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4 days ago by MHz last post
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South African History 1652 -1902
In 1815 tyhe Banker took over the industries of England as well as their Bank. From that moment on they were 'servants of the Bankers'. As such they are a buffer between the Bankers and the 'abuse of the locals'. Jews ran South Africa until there wars... (by MHz)
5 days ago by TalkingTogheter last post
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Socialist by Vietnam
Officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng ha x hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the 15th most populous country in the world.... (by TalkingTogheter)
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The better stylos
Fascism - Meanwhile by France also then Japan by WW2. Capitalism - Western World Country the United Kingdom. Communism - Ancient the nation of the Soviet Union. Feminism - Anti racism like communists. Democracy - Does not work in my flavor... (by TalkingTogheter)
1 week ago by MHz last post
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Anglo-Saxon gold pendant declared treasure
An Anglo-Saxon gold pendant, found near a site where a similar item worth 145,000 was dug up, probably belonged to a woman of "high social status". ... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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Mary Rose crew 'was from Mediterranean and North Africa'
The crew on board the sunken Henry VIII ship the Mary Rose was from the Mediterranean, North Africa and beyond, researchers have found. Bone... (by Blackleaf)
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Saxon brooch fragment declared treasure
A "well loved" Saxon brooch fragment has been declared as treasure. The piece, discovered by detectorists in Shropshire, dates from the 8th... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Queen fells beloved Windsor Castle oak trees to rebuild a ship fit for a Saxon king
The Queen has given her blessing to a plan to chop down a dozen Windsor oak trees to build a replica of a magnificent Anglo-Saxon burial ship. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires' list released this week. With an estimated fortune of $131bn (99bn) he is the wealthiest man in modern history. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Mary, Queen of Scots, documents found
A group of documents believed to have been signed by Mary, Queen of Scots, have come to light at the Museum of Edinburgh after decades spent unseen. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Bronze Age sword fragment linked to hoard
Experts say a sword fragment will help them better understand the "practice of hoarding" in the Bronze Age. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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English Civil War cannonball found in castle wall
A "small football-sized" cannonball thought to have been fired during the English Civil War has been found wedged in a wall. It was discovered during repair work at Castle Cornet in Guernsey. 'English Civil War cannonball' found in castle wall ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Henry VI and his wife were joined in bed by a sex coach
Henry VI and his wife Margaret of Anjou were joined in bed by their most trusted courtiers, a historian has revealed. Lauren Johnson has... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Anglo-Saxon sword pommel engraved with swastika goes on sale
An Anglo-Saxon sword dating back 1,400 years which was engraved with a swastika by its historical owner is set to fetch up to 3,000. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Jack the Ripper's victims were NOT prostitutes and were killed in their sleep
Jack the Ripper's victims were not prostitutes but mainly homeless women, a new book has claimed. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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8 of the nicest kings in history
Here, historian Sean Lang rounds up eight of the most affable kings in history most of whom were too nice for their own good 8... (by Blackleaf)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Newly-discovered Pictish stone is a "real whopper"
The discovery of what is thought to be a Pictish stone is potentially very exciting, according to an expert. Wayne Miles, an amateur metal detectorist, found the stone carved with an eagle on land near his home outside Elgin in Moray having... (by Blackleaf)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Crudely drawn penis is amongst Roman graffiti found near Hadrian's Wall
Archaeologists have discovered for the first time Roman graffiti made centuries ago by soldiers quarrying stone to repair Hadrian's Wall. ... (by Blackleaf)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Explorer documents 400 little known tombs, caves, stone circles and burial mounds
An explorer has travelled the length and breadth of Britain to photograph over 400 mysterious hidden ancient sites. Dave Hamilton, 44, ventured across the country from the Isle of... (by Blackleaf)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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The football match stopped by the Nazis
A recently discovered football programme has shed new light on a match featuring a team of Nazi forced labourers, thought to have been thwarted by German authorities. ... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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West Country's iron age hillforts to be rejuvenated
A string of iron age hillforts that dot the landscape of the English West Country is to be rejuvenated as part of a lottery award worth almost 1m. Thirteen... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Stonehenge megaliths quarry is discovered
Welsh quarries ransacked by ancient Britons while building Stonehenge 5,000 years ago have been identified by archaeologists. ... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Sheela-na-gigs: The naked women adorning Britain's churches
For hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain. But who created them - and why? Sheela-na-gigs: The naked women adorning Britain's churches ... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Oldest skull mudlarked from Thames belongs to Neolithic male
The oldest skull ever found on the banks of the River Thames dating from about 5,600 years ago will go on display at the Museum of London. ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 18th, 2019 by MHz last post
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A 1,000-year-old shoe found in the Thames
A 1,000-year-old shoe has been found intact in the muddy river bed of the River Thames. Steve Tomlinson, 47, was exploring the estuary when he stumbled across the unassuming object protruding from the mud flats. The amateur archaeologist was... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 17th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Tests confirm bed did belong to Henry VII
An intricately carved oak bed once dumped in a hotel car park has been revealed by DNA testing as the likely place where Henry VIII was conceived. ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 17th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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The pirate queens of the Caribbean
A historian has shed new light on the real Pirates of the Carribean - including two fearless lady pirates who cursed like men, wielded machetes and exposed their breasts to dying victims to show them they were killed by a woman in disguise. ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 16th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Hundreds of witches' marks discovered in limestone caves
Hundreds of bizarre markings on the inside of a network of limestone caves, originally thought to be graffiti markings from the Victorian era, have been found to be 'witches' marks' from the 17th and 18th centuries. ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 16th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Chocolate coin turns out to be gold Anglo-Saxon pendant
An amateur metal detectorist has compared finding a 6th century Anglo-Saxon pendant in a muddy field to 'winning the lottery'. The ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 16th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Knitted monks go on show in Tewkesbury Abbey
Over 800 knitted monks, created to celebrate Tewkesbury Abbey's upcoming 900th anniversary, have gone on show. ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 15th, 2019 by MHz last post
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Anglo-Saxon treasure on sale at auction
Anglo-Saxon treasure first discovered by a history teacher in a field in 1962 is to be sold for up to 80,000. Gordon Taylor initially unearthed a piece of bone in... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 10th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Trial by ordeal: When fire and water determined guilt
It is 800 years since England first started using juries to determine guilt. Before then, court could literally be an "ordeal" for those wanting to prove their innocence... ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 3rd, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Charles I's execution is reenacted
The streets of central London were filled with a troupe of 17th Century Civil War re-enactors as they marched down The Mall in honour of Charles I. Hundreds of history enthusiasts, dressed in... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 3rd, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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WATCH: Greeks invented the world's first computer 2,000 years ago
WATCH: Greeks invented the world's first computer 2,000 years ago Postmedia News ... (by spaminator)
Feb 2nd, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Experts recreate the faces of ancient Brits dating back half a MILLION years
Faces of the earliest British residents have been recreated to show what they may have looked like and tell their story. For the... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 2nd, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Evidence of UK's first beer found in Cambridgeshire
A team working on a project to widen the A14 has discovered what is believed to be evidence of the first beer brewed in the UK. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 31st, 2019 by spaminator last post
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WATCH: Pyramids like you've never seen them before
WATCH: Pyramids like you've never seen them before Postmedia News ... (by spaminator)
Jan 27th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Surviving the gallows: the Georgian hangings that didnt go to plan
In 1740, in a case heard at the Old Bailey, 16-year-old William Duell was found guilty of the rape and murder of a servant, Sarah Griffin. He was hanged at noon on 24 November. His body was laid out on a slab ready for dissection then he woke up. Words... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 27th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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A brief history of England
Writing for History Extra, Dr Sean Lang separates the history of England from the history of the British Isles... A brief history of England ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 26th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Australia Day: Why the British sent convicts Down Under - and how they named the land
It's a controversial date in Australia, but for many Down Under, today is Australia Day - and the perfect excuse for a few beers and a barbecue. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 26th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Historical hazards of the home revealed
Exploding sweets, radioactive ornaments and poisonous medicine were just some of the potentially deadly dangers lurking in Victorian and Edwardian homes. These health hazards were often found in everyday, apparently innocuous objects. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 26th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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The Aborigine who helped the British explore Australia
There was much excitement when the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders were discovered beneath London's Euston Station. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 26th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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'Ancient' Aberdeenshire stone circle found to be replica
An Aberdeenshire stone circle initially thought to be thousands of years old has been identified as a modern replica. ... (by Blackleaf)