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What are Britain’s 13 treasures, and what do the Druids and Merlin the Wizard have to do with them?

The Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain are a series of items in late-medieval Welsh tradition. Lists of the…

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Who are the Sin-Eaters, and how did eating at funerals become a tradition?

A sin-eater is a person who consumes a ritual meal in order to spiritually take on the sins of a…

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Secret codes and dangerous makeup: Dating in the past was terrible

A couple of hundred years ago, meeting a girl and asking her out on a date was much more difficult…

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The legend of the Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and his valiant knights, having once left the lands of distant Britain, continue to fight in the souls…

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Why did they build a wall almost 120 km long 300 years ago and was it useful?

Hadrian’s Wall was a milestone in Roman Britain for more than three hundred years. What exactly was this complex and…

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Is there a sunken country at the bottom of the North Sea?

The area located between the British Isles and the continental coast, around the current Dogger Bank, was dry land about…

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Why the Druids were thought to be forest wizards and why the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar wiped them off the face of the earth

Modern society imagines the Druids as fairy-tale wizards, but this is just a myth. These people lived in the British…

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Why and how ancient people artificially arranged mass extinction of animals

Throughout history, the flora and fauna of the earth several times came close to their complete extinction. Most species that…

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What causes the Sepoy mutiny: The bloody Indian rebellion

One of the bloodiest rebellions in British history is one of the bloodiest mutinies: Sepoy mutiny. It is most often…

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Secrets behind the sacred building in Portugal older than Stonehenge

What secrets were discovered by a sacred building in Portugal, which turned out to be older than the famous Stonehenge?

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Short story of Transatlantic slave trade

African slavery started many centuries, accusing fingers pointing to Arabians. Some people have little interest in the Arab slave trade,…

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Who or what were the “Angels of Mons”?

The Battle of Mons was the first major battle fought by the British in World War I, and for many,…

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