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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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Kowloon: how the city with the highest population density went down in history

The city of Kowloon in Hong Kong is well-known for having the highest population density of any place on the…

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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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Top 5 ways the British Empire destroyed Africa

How can we say that there were no civilizations in Africa before colonialism came? Economic, social structures existed in African…

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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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13 Interesting facts about Corfu

The picturesque island of Corfu, which belongs to Greece, is very different from most of the Mediterranean.

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What caused the Aba Women’s riot of 1929

Aba Women’s Riot of 1929 was a two-month rebellion that broke out in Nigeria led by local market women belonging…

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