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“The storming of the Bastille was the high-water mark of a wave of insurrection that swept France in the summer of 1789…”
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Fighting for freedom: the storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution

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“Edward III was nothing if not a family man. For 40 years and more, his devotion to his children was the primary driver of policy…”
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“He probed, retreated, consulted, negotiated, exchanged prisoners, changed his mind with changing circumstances, and dealt courteously with his enemies…”
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“Bletchley Park itself was slowly cleared out; sensitive decrypts were consigned to huge bonfires. The locals in the town were left none the wiser about who these thousands of young people had been, or what they had done…”
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Evidence shows that a tree trunk was split in half, and the two resulting parts set upright in the ground like a pair of brackets…”
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History Explorer: neolithic treatment of the dead

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“The 1850s saw Japan’s long policy of seclusion come to an end…”
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On this day in 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the throne…
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Queen Victoria timeline: 10 milestones in the monarch’s life

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“Shenton’s beloved ‘flat earth’, he said, was best imagined as being a kind of giant Rich Tea biscuit surrounded by a big circular wall of ice cubes…”
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Six of history’s strangest ever theories about outer space

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“It is believed to be Robert Cornelius from Philadelphia who first took a daguerreotype photograph of himself in 1839…”
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Self-portraits: How people took selfies in the past

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“Sam has been capturing the attention of the ‘bal maidens’ – the women who work at the surface of the mines – with his charismatic public preaching…”
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The real history behind ‘Poldark’ series three: episode two

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A fool named Roland le Pettour was given 30 acres of land by King Henry II on condition that Roland returned to the royal court every year on Christmas Day to “leap, whistle and fart…”
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"In 1937, Amelia Earhart, one of the world’s most famous aviators, apparently disappeared without a trace..."
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The battle of Waterloo took place on this day in 1815...
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“The real excitement around the announcement of X-ray photography was around the striptease and titillation it appeared to promise…”
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“Throughout the thirties, it seems that not one philosopher in the German universities – whether mediocre or brilliant – did anything other than consent with Hitler…”
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