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"One 17th-century medical theory dictated that washing was dangerous – it removed grime that blocked up the pores and prevented plague entering the blood..."
One 17thcentury medical theory dictated that washing was dangerous it removed grime

Showering, teeth brushing and donning underwear: the strange history of our daily routine

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Edward II was born on this day in 1284…
Edward II was born on this day in 1284…

Kings and Queens in profile: Edward II

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“The statement that the will had been signed with the king’s hand was not, technically, true…”
The statement that the will had been signed with the kings hand

Who hijacked Henry VIII’s will?

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Today is Anzac Day, marking the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War…
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Gallipoli: a defining moment in Australian history

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How did the ‘Vikings’ of 911 become the ‘Normans’ of the 11th century?
How did the ‘Vikings’ of 911 become the ‘Normans’ of the 11th century

In search of the Normans: who were they?

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"The first actual guillotine was first used on 25 April 1792…”
"The first actual guillotine was first used on 25 April 1792…”

Q&A: Did the French invent the guillotine?

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From wooden bathing suits to the gas-resistant pram…
From wooden bathing suits to the gasresistant pram…

6 weird inventions in history

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The Easter Rising began on this day in 1916...
The Easter Rising began on this day in 1916

The Easter Rising: when Ireland went to war

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“It has frequently been claimed (on the basis of reports of a letter, the original of which does not survive), that in 1485 Richard III planned to marry his niece, Elizabeth of York…”
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6 myths about Richard III

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“The Romans had marched for seven or eight hours over rough terrain; they were tired and out of formation when they arrived in front of the Gothic army…”
The Romans had marched for seven or eight hours over rough terrain

7 surprising Ancient Rome facts

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"Elizabeth was determined that Mary should ask for forgiveness, clinging to the possibility of pardoning her cousin and saving her life..."
Elizabeth was determined that Mary should ask for forgiveness clinging to the

Deadly Rivals: Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots

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William Shakespeare died on this day in 1616…
William Shakespeare died on this day in 1616…

Shakespeare: 7 burning questions about his life

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"It was not until 1984 that the first women’s Olympic marathon was held, in Los Angeles..."
"It was not until 1984 that the first women’s Olympic marathon was held in Los Angeles"

A brief history of marathons

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According to legend, St George killed a dragon, but what else do you know about him?
According to legend St George killed a dragon but what else do you know about him

St George’s Day: 10 things you (probably) didn’t know about him

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“Sealskin could quite happily be used as a charm to repel lightning; vulture body parts could be used as a protective amulet…”
Sealskin could quite happily be used as a charm to repel lightning

A brief history of medieval magic

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Isabella of Castile was born on this day in 1451…
Isabella of Castile was born on this day in 1451…

Isabella of Castile: Europe’s greatest queen?

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From Stalin pulling faces to Ronald Reagan posing as a sculpture model, we look back at a few of history's most unexpected images...
From Stalin pulling faces to Ronald Reagan posing as a sculpture model

8 weird pictures from the past

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“With the beard of a Goth or a Vandal/His bat hanging ready and free/His great hairy hands on the handle/And his menacing eyes upon me…” goes part of a comic poem celebrating the (only) time the author took a wicket from WG Grace. Who was the author?
With the beard of a Goth or a VandalHis bat hanging ready

History quiz - wickets and warships

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Henry VII died of tuberculosis on this day in 1509…
Henry VII died of tuberculosis on this day in 1509…

Henry VII: survivor and stabiliser

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