Toby's experience comes from website design as well as experience running large forums and communities. After he married Debbie he developed a keen interest in history and found himself discussing history quite a lot!
Fact of the Day
Elizabeth I could cost her hosts so much on her visits that some tried to shut up their houses and stay away to prevent it. This did no good for the earl of Lincoln: Elizabeth broke into his Chelsea residence, had a feast, and then charged the bill to Lincoln.
Quote of the Day
"If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.
~ John Ruskin
On This Day
1265Simon de Montfort and the rebellious barons were defeated by the future King Edward I at the Battle of Evesham.
1870The British Red Cross was founded, with the aim to provide impartial help to all those suffering in war and, later, in peacetime.
1914Britain declared war on Germany, after Germany violated the Treaty of London and invaded Belgium.