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Leanda de Lisle is a journalist and best-selling author on Tudor history. Her latest book, White King: The Tragedy of Charles I, was published earlier this year, and we were lucky enough to talk to her about it, the Tudors and Stuarts, and the…
Helen Castor is an award-winning historian and Bye-Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She has graced our bookshelves and televisions on the ever-fascinating subjects of Joan of Arc, the Wars of the Roses, and powerful medieval women. This…
In the final week of June 2018, cannon fire rocked the valleys around Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, while fighter planes and bombers flew overhead in dazzling displays of skill. Soldiers responded to calls to arms, flashing their weapons in the bright…
A new documentary, aired on Channel 4, suggests that the real reason RMS Titanic sank was not ice, but fire. Titanic expert Senan Molony claimed in the documentary, shown on New Year's Day, that an uncontrollable fire weakened the ship causing…
Although we know that modern dogs are descended from domesticated wolves, the time and place this happened has been hotly debated. Now new research undertaken by an international team of scientists led by Oxford University, and informally known as…
Researchers with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) have announced there's an 80% to 100% chance they have found Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour. HMS Endeavour started life as a coal ship called the Earl of Pembroke…
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed an export bar on the seal of Robert the Bruce to prevent its sale abroad. Robert the Bruce was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. He famously led the Scottish to victory over the much larger…
Parts of an ancient Greek text have been discovered in the Austrian National Library describing another Battle of Thermopylae. Details of the battle were found among several other fragments, all initially recorded by the Athenian writer Dexippus…
In a find that 'could be the discovery of the century', radar scans, prompted by the theories of British Egyptologist Dr Nicholas Reeves, have revealed there could be two secret chambers hidden behind Tutankhamun’s tomb walls. [caption id…
A 'hugely important' Iron Age burial ground has been discovered at a site on Burnby Lane, Pocklington, east Yorkshire. The burial ground was discovered during excavations for a property development, which has now been halted to allow…
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