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Feb 29th, 2008
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Skeleton of 15th Century man wearing wellies found at edge of Thames
Medieval wellies have been unearthed by archaeologists who stumbled upon a skeleton that may be the remains of a murder victim. The male... (by Blackleaf)
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Skeletons reveal the drudgery of Charles Dickens' London
Evidence of the hardship and toll of life during the Industrial Revolution on Londoners has been uncovered by archaeologists. The ... (by Blackleaf)
3 days ago by spaminator last post
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Nova Scotia to repair vessel that survived Halifax Explosion 101 years ago
Nova Scotia to repair vessel that survived Halifax Explosion 101 years ago Canadian Press ... (by spaminator)
6 days ago by MHz last post
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When the Mob Owned Cuba
Cuban Revolution | 3 Minute History The Mafia in Cuba CCTV's Michael Voss introduces us to Enrique Cirules, author of the Mafia in Havana. Cirules brings us... (by MHz)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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Bloody Sunday: how the Lord's day was murder in Medieval England
Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, but for 14th century Londoners it could be deadly, according to academics. Criminologists at Cambridge University trawled... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Bone357 last post
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Conspiracy in the European Union
On the whole of detailed information, I think the EU is turning 14 + 14 nations of the cake into two areas where 14 north and east had improved better by the introduction of the Northeastern EU by Communism, while in the southwest it had what better of... (by Bone357)
1 week ago by Walter last post
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16 things that happened in December through history
Here, Dominic Sandbrook highlights events that took place in December in history ... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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Roman signet ring found in Suffolk field
An amateur metal detectorist has discovered an ancient signet ring believed to date back to 200AD in a Suffolk field. ... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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Anglo-Saxon women found buried with their bling
Plague, famine and extreme poverty was not enough to stop women living in Britain during the Dark Ages caring about their appearance. ... (by Blackleaf)
1 week ago by Blackleaf last post
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World's oldest whisky found at medieval abbey
The oldest whisky still in the world has been uncovered at a medieval abbey where William Wallace took refuge after defeating the English in battle. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Walter last post
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America's human race
Did you Americans have a clue about the era of the human being that comes from. The quiz is: A - It was founded by 250 years ago by America's President's history. B - By faith is progressive in middle Americans but what then. C - Hip Hop and... (by Bone357)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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A royal ghost tour: 5 haunted sites around Britain
A tour of five of the most-haunted sites in Britain... A royal ghost tour: 5 haunted sites around Britain ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Revealed: Face of the only man ever to assassinate a British PM
THIS is the face of the only man to have ever assassinated a British Prime Minister - seen for the first time through fascinating facial reconstruction. Angry... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by MHz last post
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Communists exterminated more of their own innocent citizens
Knock, knock . . . Be interesting to see how you explain millions starving to death in the grain belt of Europe without comparing Russian up to that point and... (by MHz)
2 weeks ago by darkbeaver last post
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Thomas Becket's bloodied tunic to return to Canterbury after 850 years
A bloodstained tunic belonging to former Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket is to be returned to the UK after a 500-year Italian exile. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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The fallen fortresses of Britain - REBUILT!
It's wobbly screen time for some of Britain's most impressive ruined castles - because they've been rebuilt using digital wizardry. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Treasure hunter finds buried Celtic chariot
A metal detectorist has found what is thought to be the first Celtic chariot burial to be uncovered in Wales. The burial ritual was reserved for ... (by Blackleaf)
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Hoard king's helmet reconstructed
A helmet thought to have been worn by a king has been reconstructed nine years after fragments of the original were found within the Staffordshire hoard. ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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The Roman road that came to define Britain
All roads lead to Rome, the saying goes. Well, all roads except for the Roman road of Watling Street, which at one end takes you to Dover (Dubris) and at the other Wroxeter (Viroconium) in Shropshire... ... (by Blackleaf)
2 weeks ago by MHz last post
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The WWI Conspiracy
The WWI Conspiracy What was World War One about? How did it start? Who won? And what did they win? Now, 100 years after those final shots rang out, these questions still puzzle historians and... (by MHz)
2 weeks ago by darkbeaver last post
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Power and History
Authors' note: Created finally in the XVI century A.D. and accepted today chronology and history of the ancient and medieval world, evidently contains big mistakes. Many outstanding scientists understood it and discussed during a long... (by darkbeaver)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Reading King Lear made George III's madness worse
King George III suffered a bout of mental illness after reading King Lear - Shakespeares play about a monarch who descends into madness - according to royal medical records which have been published online for the first time. ... (by Blackleaf)
3 weeks ago by Christian last post
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What people do you think high school history textbooks should include but don't?
Some that come to mind are: Hans and Sophie Scholl. Hasegawa Teru I'm sure many others too; but I think that learning about Hans and Sophie Scholl could help students to see the true spirit of German patriotism in WWII just as learning about... (by White_Unifier)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Detectorist finds 500-year-old gold ring
An amateur metal detector enthusiast from Dorset has unearthed a 500-year-old gold ring worth 10,000. The immaculate piece of jewellery was buried... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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The top 10 macabre objects in Britain's (possibly haunted) churches
There is something mystifying and creepy about some churches - especially the ones that are home to the likes of a mummified corpse and thousands of human bones. ... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Britain's most south-westerly Roman town is found
It was thought Roman influence during the Roman Empire in Britain did not stretch beyond south-west of Exeter. But archaeologists have... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Roman dog with fur intact dug up at Vindolanda fort
The 2,000-year-old remains of a dog with its fur still intact have been found at a Roman fort. ... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by MHz last post
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communism in the U.S.
This wanted from my interests with America. It would intro this state from current presidency to Bachteil already and do Bachteil to American communist President this would been nice movement of current seat trump with him old school American citizen to... (by Christian)
Nov 3rd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Is this the bag that held Sir Walter Raleigh's head?
Four hundred years ago, Sir Walter Raleigh, the poet, soldier and favorite courtier of Elizabeth I had his head chopped off after he was convicted on charges of conspiring against the monarch's successor, James I. Legend has it that Raleighs widow,... (by Blackleaf)
Nov 3rd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Secret tunnels, sunken boats and graffiti found at Churchill's birthplace
Flooded chambers inside an historic bridge have been opened for the first time in more than 250 years, revealing their eerie secrets. ... (by Blackleaf)
Nov 3rd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Was Robert the Bruce born in England?
The man who defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn was born in Essex - a new historical account claims. Historian Dr Fiona Watson... (by Blackleaf)
Nov 2nd, 2018 by Christian last post
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Peterloo: The man who ordered a massacre
In 1819, a troop of sabre-wielding cavalrymen charged into a huge workers' rights protest in Manchester. The carnage that followed is the subject of a new film starring Maxine Peake. But who was the man who ordered the Peterloo Massacre? ... (by Blackleaf)
Nov 1st, 2018 by spaminator last post
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The importance of John McCrae's In Flanders Fields some 100 years on
The importance of John McCrae's In Flanders Fields some 100 years on Jane Stevenson ... (by spaminator)
Oct 31st, 2018 by MHz last post
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read up on Canadian history you'll learn a lot
Feel free to contribute to the thread you inspired. Canada is such a young country and we still have strong ties to the 'motherland' so lets look at who 'Mom' was and is. America early 1900's would be similar to Canadian 'ways; at the time would it... (by MHz)
Oct 28th, 2018 by MHz last post
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Unearthing 10,000 years of British history
The body of a bare-knuckle fighter who escaped slavery in America and went on to spar with Lord Byron could be unearthed as archaeologists dig up 10,000 years of British history along the line of HS2. ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 28th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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The "chocolate soldiers" of World War I
British confectionery giant Cadbury is releasing a new chocolate bar to commemorate its staff who fought in World War I. Here is their story... Chocolate soldiers: the fascinating story of Cadbury during WW1 ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 27th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Mystery of an ancient gold 'grill' is solved after 150 years
Experts have finally shed a light on the origins of an ancient and mysterious golden relic which has baffled archaeologists for more than a century. ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 27th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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The experiments that inspired Frankenstein
The experiments that inspired English author Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein... ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 27th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Top naval and air force
Top ranks of world thus: Naval: 1.Canada 2.Sweden 3.USA 4.Russia 5.Finland 6.Germany (by Christian)
Oct 26th, 2018 by MHz last post
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Will Brussels EVER learn from 2,000 years of hubris and folly?
History tells us that whenever Europe tries to act in unison, it screws up... Will Brussels EVER learn from 2,000 years of hubris and folly? SIMON JENKINS reveals how megalomaniacs have tried and failed to subjugate Europe's sovereign nations... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 24th, 2018 by petros last post
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Lorenzo, Moses and Rizado.
You seem to be unaware that the collective you grovel before are quite fond of Moses and the OT period he comes from, yet you are free to mock him and GOD with impunity, while a godless heathen like myself have great respect for both and their role in the... (by MHz)
Oct 23rd, 2018 by petros last post
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Wikipedia : Rotten To The Core
Wikipedia: Rotten to the Core By Helen Buyniski September 23, 2018 Wikipedia – A tool of the ruling elite On the latest episode of On Contact, investigative journalist Helen... (by OpposingDigit)
Oct 21st, 2018 by MHz last post
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7 bizarre cases in the history of medicine
7 bizarre cases in medical history, from the curious case of a knife-swallowing sailor to an epidemic of exploding teeth ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 20th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Walker discovers two halves of Roman pot five weeks apart
A Roman clay pot thought to be at least 1,800 years old has been discovered broken into two perfectly fitting halves on a muddy beach. The top half of the... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 14th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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New biography tries to work out just who Thomas Cromwell was
Most people today know of the Tudor politician Thomas Cromwell through Hilary Mantels inspired, prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. Or... (by Blackleaf)