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Feb 29th, 2008
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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)
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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 days 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 days 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)
1 week 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)
1 week 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)
1 week 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)
1 week 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)
1 week 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
4 weeks ago 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)
4 weeks ago 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)
4 weeks ago 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)
Oct 14th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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700-year-old letter gives `tantalising glimpse´ into life of William Wallace
A 700-year-old parchment letter which gives a tantalising glimpse into the life of William Wallace is to go on public display. The letter, one of only two... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 14th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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600 men refight the Battle of Hastings
Thousands of people have turned out to watch a re-enactment of one of the most famous battles in history. More than 600 soldiers clashed in a Battle ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 13th, 2018 by MHz last post
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Animatronic head of Elizabeth I brings the Armada Portrait to life
A contemporary artist has (almost) succeeded in bringing Queen Elizabeth I back to life. ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 13th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman villa is found next to bus station
One of Britain's largest Roman villa complexes dating to around the third or fourth century AD has been unearthed next to a bus station in Cambridge. ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 11th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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HMS Endeavour was rampant with boozing and homosexuality
Captain James Cook's 18th century ship the Endeavour was a hotbed of drunken behaviour and hidden homosexuality, experts have revealed. The claims come after... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 7th, 2018 by MHz last post
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Family home of Henry VIII's third wife Jane Seymour is discovered
The real Wolf Hall made famous by Hilary Mantel's books on Henry VIII has finally been unearthed nearly three centuries after it was razed to the ground. ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Offa's Dyke may be 300 years older than is thought
Britain's longest ancient monument may be 300 years old older than thought - and built by generations before the king who gave it his name. ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Did English leaders “deliberately acquiesce” to foreign rule in 1066?
On 17 September 2018, MP Boris Johnson wrote on Prime Minister Theresa Mays Chequers plan, as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. Johnson told the readers of the Daily Telegraph that if Chequers were adopted it would mean that, for the first... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman cemetery found at North Lincolnshire building site
A Roman cemetery has been unearthed on the site of a housing development in North Lincolnshire. ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Lost Henry VIII tapestry rediscovered in Spain to go on display for first time
A magnificent tapestry commissioned by Henry VIII has been rediscovered in Spain, long after it was thought to have been destroyed. Woven in... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 22nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Remarkable things you probably didn't know about medieval London
London in the Middle Ages was both fascinating and terrifying in equal measure. A deafeningly loud and increasingly crowded city crammed inside barely one square mile. ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 22nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Archaeologists believe they have found the birthplace of Henry VII
The exact birthplace of one of England's most famous kings has been discovered, archaeologists claim. ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 16th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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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)
Sep 15th, 2018 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)
Sep 15th, 2018 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)
Sep 15th, 2018 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)
Sep 15th, 2018 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)
Sep 13th, 2018 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)
Sep 13th, 2018 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)