Round earth and/or stone works raised over a burial. They started occurring in the Neolithic and were very common in the early Bronze Age. They continued to be built up to and including Anglo-Saxon times.
Fact of the Day
Since 1558, England has had a female head of state for 41% of the time.
Quote of the Day
"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. "
~ Karl Marx
On This Day
1265 Simon de Montfort and the rebellious barons were defeated by the future King Edward I at the Battle of Evesham.
1870 The British Red Cross was founded, with the aim to provide impartial help to all those suffering in war and, later, in peacetime.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany, after Germany violated the Treaty of London and invaded Belgium.