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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)
13 hours ago 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)
13 hours ago 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)
1 day ago 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)
6 days ago 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)
1 week ago 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)
1 week ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
2 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Surviving the gallows: the Georgian hangings that didn’t 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)
2 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago 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)
3 weeks ago by petros last post
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MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine's Guilt Now Proven
Eric ZUESSE | 31.12.2018 | SECURITY / WAR AND CONFLICT MH17... (by darkbeaver)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Site of the Battle of Hastings sequel is found
When he was a small boy, Nick Arnolds grandfather entertained him with stories of a gory medieval battle between Vikings and Saxons which had, according to local legend, taken place close to his home in the north Devon countryside. Fate took Mr Arnold... (by Blackleaf)
3 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Woman finds ring which belonged to Charles II's courtier who was executed
An immaculately preserved gold ring from the 17th century has been found by an amateur metal detectorist in Scotland. The signet ring is in perfect condition and... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Minute by blood-soaked minute, the TRUE story of Zulu
140 years ago this week a group of British redcoats made a heroic stand against the Zulus. Here's a minute by minute account of the action... Minute by blood-soaked minute, the TRUE story of Zulu: Heart-stopping graphic account of the greatest last... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by Blackleaf last post
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Evidence of butchery in submerged prehistoric forest on island of Benbecula
A prehistoric butcher's has been discovered on a remote Scottish island. Experts claim the site is 3,500 years old and includes... (by Blackleaf)
4 weeks ago by MHz last post
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How to follow in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots
Historic places to visit in order for you to follow in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots... ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 12th, 2019 by White_Unifier last post
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It could be ye: Elizabeth I held England's first lottery
Today's Lotto entrants long for the multi-million pound jackpot: but how about a set of sparkling gold jugs, a tapestry and freedom from arrest for seven days? (Small print - pirates and traitors excluded). ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 12th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Fosse Way: Stories from the road at the edge of the world
The A46, a roaring dual carriageway used by thousands of drivers every day in the East Midlands, was once the edge of the Roman world, separating civilisation from barbarian. Glimpses of this lost world have been uncovered along its length. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 8th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Favorite 11 of time
Since 20 & 21 century the strongest of my then you too. GK: Ravelli CB: Nesta CB: Blanc RB: Cafu LB: Irwin MF: Zidane (by Militia)
Jan 8th, 2019 by Walter last post
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Poll: Is the USA 33 % white or black or roman catholic
Boddies did thought if details is truefully. You think. (by Militia)
Jan 8th, 2019 by Militia last post
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Swedish could format one Right Wing
Swedish Democrats would easily blow of disaster by re-election 2019 in Sweden also NMR would splitt finally Sweden have once Facsism / Nazism by these Alternative For Sweden that could remain the only Right-Wing of politicians of Sweden. (by Militia)
Jan 6th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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The British island home to 4 living people and 20,000 saints
The mysterious Bardsey Island has a population of just four. This tiny community is accessible only by boat from a small fishing village in north west Wales. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 6th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Queen Victoria's prized watercolours go on show for first time
Unseen watercolours collected by Victoria and Albert in their prized sketchbooks are to be sent on tour around Britain, providing new insight into their marriage on the 200th anniversary of their births. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 6th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Prehistoric axe among treasure finds in Swansea
Fragments of an axe dating back almost 3,000 years are among finds that have been declared treasure. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 5th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Americans flock to Britain in search of old treasure
Metal detecting tourists from the US are paying thousands of pounds to join treasure hunting tours in Britain in the search for ancient artefacts. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 5th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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In defence of Cromwell, the man who saved England from tyranny
With his absurd gesture of turning the bust of Oliver Cromwell to face the wall in the Commons, Labour MP Stephen Pound was presumably trying to make a cheap political point about the ill-treatment of Catholic Irishmen in Cromwells campaigns. Yet... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 5th, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman homes found next to theatre
Archaeologists have unearthed the mosaic-like floors of a number of Roman homes next to a theatre complex. The finds were part of an excavation next to... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 3rd, 2019 by MHz last post
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Market invasion by USA and Persmerga in 2003
Since early 21 century American troops with ally kurds of Persmerga starting market invasion in Middle East and against Iraq were a succeses with new market for kurds in norteast Iraq also then Iraq changed from dictatorship for democracy after US troops... (by Militia)
Jan 2nd, 2019 by Blackleaf last post
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Jealous monks set fire to Canterbury Cathedral in 12th Century
In medieval times thousands of people flocked to Britain's cathedrals to celebrate saints. The majestic buildings competed for the largest audience. The rivalry between two of Britain's most beautiful cathedrals became ugly, a historian has found - and... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 30th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Stone carvings hidden for 600 years found on tomb at cathedral
Stone carvings which had been hidden from view for 600 years have been discovered on a tomb at a cathedral. Conservationists found at least a dozen unrecorded... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 30th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Highland fling! Archaeologists find 13th century catapult ball near Edinburgh Castle
Archaeologists in Scotland have unearthed a large stone ball which is thought to have been launched from a powerful medieval catapult during a siege of Edinburgh Castle. ... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Inside the mammoth restoration of the world's oldest iron bridge
Built by Abraham Darby in 1779, the Iron Bridge in the small town of Ironbridge, Shropshire, is the world's oldest iron bridge and a major tourist attraction. ... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 25th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Alternative Queen’s Christmas speeches: What would Elizabeth I and Matilda have said?
Here, four top historians entertainingly imagine what Elizabeth I, Mary Tudor, Queen Anne and Queen Matilda might have said in their Christmas speeches ... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 22nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Mystery of Stonehenge cylinders has been solved
Ancient cylinders which have baffled experts for more than a hundred years since they were discovered were used for measuring, archaeologists have claimed. ... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 22nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Vital Lockerbie evidence ‘was made AFTER the doomed flight crashed’:
Vital Lockerbie evidence was made AFTER the doomed flight crashed: Circuit board used to convict Libyan over 1988 bombing wasnt manufactured until 1991, documentary claims amid calls for a public inquiry Documentary maker and former Scottish... (by MHz)
Dec 19th, 2018 by MHz 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)
Dec 16th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Scots were enthusiastic experts in torture
While in England torture was usually restricted to political cases and used sparingly, no such inhibitions were present in Scotland. Not only was it an accepted method of obtaining a confession, it was also regularly used in executions with brutal... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 16th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Kensington Palace puts Queen Anne's costumes on display
She has been largely forgotten by the public, despite being on the throne at the creation of Great Britain and having one of the most fascinating, and tragic, personal lives of any Queen of England. ... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 15th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Forget horsepower. Stonehenge was built with cow-power
Stonehenge may have been built with the assistance of cows who helped carry the enormous rocks across the British Isles. It could... (by Blackleaf)