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High and Late Medieval
First World War
Second World War
A Brief History of History
Some Notes on Archaeology
Recommended History Books
Make a wish
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The Fall of the Onomatopoeian Empire
Robert De Nero
Night of the long knives
The Pedants' Revolt
Aethelred the Oven Ready
Fact of the Day
Henry of Grosmont, 1st duke of Lancaster, enjoyed smelling scarlet cloth.
Quote of the Day
"They are well named, for they have the countenance of angels, and as such should be coheirs with the angels in heaven. "
~ Pope Gregory I on the Angles, recorded by Bede
On This Day
Joan of Arc began the Siege of La Charité. The siege was abandoned after a month.
An English force of about 3,000 defeated a Scottish force five times the size at the Battle of Solway Moss.
Michael Faraday presented his first series of papers on 'Experimental Research into Electricity' to the Royal Society.
Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'. It was a cornerstone for theories on evolution.
The most complete skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis was found in Ethiopia. She was named Lucy after the Beatles' song.
The Conservative government abolished free eye tests