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03/24/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Which town claims to be the “ancient capital of Wales” on account of it being the seat of Owain Glyndŵr's Welsh parliament in the early 15th century?

History quiz – extinct animals and Welsh princes

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03/24/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
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BBC History Magazine
03/24/2017 at 15:32. Facebook
“The Earl of Douglas, himself little more than a boy, was invited to dine at the castle, but at a pre-arranged moment a black bull’s head was carried out on a platter…”

The secrets of 6 of Britain’s most famous castles – with Dan Jones

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03/24/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
"The remake of Roots, much like its predecessor, is a determined challenge to any misty-eyed nostalgia for the ‘Lost Cause’…"

Roots: a necessary portrayal of transatlantic slavery?

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03/24/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
King James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English throne on this day in 1603...

James VI and I: the king who hunted witches

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03/24/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Queen Elizabeth I died on this day in 1603...

Elizabeth I: The monarch behind the mask

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“Had they got their act together, thought differently, thought more agilely, there was the potential on 14 and 15 May to stop the Germans in their tracks and even push them back into the river…”

Blitzkrieg

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"Charles Henry Harrod was caught red-handed receiving stolen goods and sentenced to seven years' transportation..."

A brief history of Harrods

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“There were always really interesting debates on-set about what they would have all looked like, how they’d have fought, what fabrics they would have worn…”

Behind the scenes: series one of The Last Kingdom

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“Cromwell made four terrible mistakes in his last year of life. One is very well known, two are less so, and one has previously been missed altogether…”

Thomas Cromwell: a thug in a doublet?

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03/22/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
"Contemporary beliefs about the ‘insatiable’ sexual appetites of women fuelled suspicions that the queen was engaged in secret sexual liaisons..."

Elizabeth I’s love life: was she really a ‘Virgin Queen’?

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03/22/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
“Percy Fawcett was a brave and obsessive man. The city of Z had become an obsession that had burned within him for well over a decade and had grown and deepened and driven him…”

Percy Fawcett and the lost city of Z: The history behind the film

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03/22/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
"King James had hoped to create a united kingdom of Great Britain, but the idea found no support in either of his parliaments..."

Scottish history: 9 steps from Union to Referendum

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03/22/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
"A 1365 decree forbade men from playing 'handball, football, club ball, cock fighting or other vain games of no value'..."

Bad sports? Puritan attempts to ban games in 17th-century England

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03/22/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
“The speech bristles with barely concealed frustration at the slow pace of federal action to support black civil and voting rights…”

Is Martin Luther King's ‘I have a dream’ the greatest speech in history?

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03/21/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
“Quarantine, forced evacuations and torching neighbourhoods were all employed against the pandemic…”

Portraits of a plague: the 19th-century pandemic that killed 12 million people

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03/21/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
"Lancaster vs York, red vs white: it is a story as easy to grasp as a football match. Yet it is misleading, distorted, oversimplified and – in parts – deliberately false..."

Did the Tudors invent the Wars of the Roses?

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03/21/2017 at 14:34. Facebook
"Maskelyne’s shows featured an array of magic tricks, including levitation, decapitation, and a ‘moth lady’ who mysteriously emerged from a cocoon made of golden silk..."

The weird and wonderful world of Victorian entertainment

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03/21/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
“After considering his appointment for two days, Medina Sidonia made clear his absolute conviction that the Armada expedition was a grave mistake and had little chance of success…”

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Spanish Armada

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03/21/2017 at 12:01. Facebook
“We often hear that when the 'Origin of Species' was published there was a great outcry and an historic clash of science and religion. This is probably more fantasy than fact…”

Darwin vs God: did the Origin of Species cause a clash between church and science?

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