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History is waiting for you

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Like many a good thing, Puy du Fou really does gets better with age. I last visited two years ago, and although it blew my historical socks off I wasn’t emotionally invested. Fast-forward to my…

Machu Picchu photo diary

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This time last year I went on the most incredible trip to Peru – which I bang on about to anyone who will listen – and as cliched as it is, it changed so many…

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…