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William Dampier: the adventurer who made history

William Dampier was an explorer, pirate and naturalist. He was the first Englishman to visit parts of what is now…

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Africa

Mau Mau vs British: Kenya’s fight for freedom that still shrouded in mystery

This mysterious organization advocated the independence of Kenya and waged a guerrilla war against the British authorities, but the metropolis…

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History

How Henry VIII became paranoid and tyrant over a fateful knightly tournament

Henry VIII is one of the 100 Greatest Britons and one of history’s most renowned kings. When he reached the…

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History

6 countries that once controlled the entire world

Today these countries are just a shadow of their past. Some of them have become ten times smaller than they…

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History

Huge shaft belt at Stonehenge was indeed dug by people

The largest prehistoric structure ever found in the UK. That’s how archaeologists described the discovery in June of the curious…

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Global

Man who blew himself up in taxi outside Liverpool hospital is Syrian asylum seeker

The man who blew himself up in a taxi in Liverpool was a Syrian asylum seeker. British police have identified…

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History

Why English phone booths are red?

Alexander Bell, a Scottish physicist, invented the telephone, which swiftly achieved international fame and extensive usage.

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Africa

Seretse and Ruth: Black and White love that changed Africa

The twentieth century is rife with legendary love tales that often affected the course of global history. The marriage of…

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Tips

The funniest misconceptions and myths about different countries

There are so many different misunderstandings about various places across the globe and so many myths! It’s often tough to…

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History

10 discoveries made by natural disasters

Natural disasters are often only harmful. It is unlikely that anyone will rejoice in high waves, drought, or strong winds.…

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History

Why did the ancient Romans depict genitals on millstones: a rare find

During road construction in the United Kingdom, workers uncovered a unique millstone from the Roman Empire by mistake.

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History

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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