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Historical Misconceptions Part IV

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By now, providing you’ve read Part 1, 2, and 3, you should know that the Vikings never wore horns on their helmets, Napoleon Bonaparte did not have a height complex and Marie Antoinette certainly didn’t…

The Other Anne Boleyn

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Two Anne’s. One fighting for her Queen-ship, the other head of Princess Mary’s household. They may have shared the same name, but it seems very unlikely they would have shared a friendship.  During the early…

Rare Historical Photographs You Must See

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Ernest Hemingway’s passport photo – 1923 Source: Distractify Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service. Source: Distractify Hilter as the best man in Joseph Goebbels wedding Source: Distractify Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened…

Naughty Bits from Classical History

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Sex was not invented by classical writers, but they were the first to document it in graphic detail. However perverse the practice the Ancient Greek and Romans almost always tried it first, and as such,…

The True Colours of Greek Statues

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Just because we view Greek statues as shining beacons of marble, it doesn’t mean that’s how they originally looked thousands of years ago. Recent studies using lasers and UV light have revealed the original, and…