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On 11 December 1936, Edward VIII abdicated after spending just 11 months on the throne. His reason for doing so was simple: he wanted to marry the socially-unacceptable love of his life, Wallis…
On the night of 26 November 1703, what has been described as the worst storm in the history of the country hit Britain. Over the next eight hours, it reaped terrible damage across Wales and the south…
The year 1066 is remembered in Britain for just one battle: the Battle of Hastings. And why not? After all, it had a profound effect on England, and has been called the most important battle in…

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Remember, remember, the 5th of November, but how much do you remember about the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605?
The French Revolution has been called the defining moment of the Enlightenment and the modern era. Whether you love it or hate it, find out how much you know about it!
From great heroes to democracy, the ancient Greeks fascinate us, but how much do you really know about them?

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A new documentary, aired on Channel 4, suggests that the real reason RMS Titanic sank was not ice, but fire. Titanic expert Senan Molony claimed in the documentary, shown on New Year's Day, that an…
Although we know that modern dogs are descended from domesticated wolves, the time and place this happened has been hotly debated.
Researchers with the Rhode Island Marine ArchaeologyThe study of the things humans have left behind. See 'Some Notes of Archaeology'. Project (RIMAP) have announced there's an 80% to 100% chance they…

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Coughton Court near Alcester in Warwickshire is a National Trust-owned Tudor manor house built on land that has been home to the Throckmorton family for over 600 years. A fine building, but not all…
Chalke Valley History Festival is designed to inspire, excite, and inform. Established in 2011 as a fundraiser for the local cricket club, the festival has rapidly grown in size to become the largest…
The Black Country Living Museum is the UK's third largest open-air museum, covering the history of the area from the 1850s to the 1950s. Set within 26 acres of land, it has a range of period…