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
One in 10 fatal accidents in 16th-century England involved animals
Quote of the Day
"Somme. The whole history of the world cannot contain a more ghastly word.
~ Friedrich Steinbrecher (German Officer)
On This Day
4004 BCEThe day earth was created according to Archbishop James Ussher.
12Tiberius celebrated his much delayed Pannonian triumph (Teutoburg Pass got in the way).
42Marcus Brutus, killer of Julius Caesar, committed suicide following his defeat at the Battle of Philippi.
425Valentinian III is elevated to Roman Emperor, at the age of only six.
1295The Treaty of Paris was signed between Scotland and France, starting the Auld Alliance as 'an antidote to the English' (Macdougall)
1641The Irish Rebellion started after a failed attempt to gain concessions for Catholics.
1642The Battle of Edgehill became the first pitched battle of the English Civil War.
1707The first parliament of Great Britain met, but without Queen Anne issuing any new writs of summons.
1942The Second Battle of El Alamein began. With the decisive defeat of the Axis powers by British and Commonwealth forces on 4 November 1942, it marked a turning point in the North Africa campaign of the Second World War.