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High and Late Medieval
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A Brief History of History
Some Notes on Archaeology
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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
A rhinoceros kept as an exotic 'pet' during the Enlightenment was given three bottles of wine a day
Quote of the Day
"To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace "
On This Day
Rouen surrendered to Henry V, completing Henry's reconquest of Normandy. He entered the city the following day.
Thomas Venner, leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men and rebel against both Cromwell and Charles II, was hanged, drawn and quartered.
Ships Cimbria and Sultan crashed in heavy fog in the North Sea. Almost 400 people died, with life boats not full to capacity.
The first Brits to be killed in aerial bombardment died when German Zeppelins bombed Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn.
73 people killed and 400 injured after an explosion at a munitions factory in Silvertown, West Ham.
Snow fell in Miami for the first time in the city's recorded history.