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Historical Misconceptions Part II

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It turns out our first post on the subject was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to historical misconceptions. Here are 8 more myths we are here to bust… 1. Back In The Day,…

History…As Told By Lego

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I loved Lego as a kid. Who didn’t! And I couldn’t think of a more fun way for people to learn about some great historical figures, than through little pieces of plastic. Beware…not suitable for…

Badass History Boys

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As the saying goes, you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them! One thing’s for sure, the pages of history would be far duller if these brave, and sometimes naughty, boys hadn’t…

#JanesFace On Our Tenner!

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At last! Jane Austen will make it into the hands of pretty much every person in this great nation – as the face of a ten pound note! The Bank of England revealed it’s spanking new design…

#CartoonToCatwalk

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My name is Jenna, and I am a Disney-holic. I love all things Disney; the fairytale romances (although the reality can be somewhat disappointing), the culmination of good overcoming evil, and of course, the pretty dresses,…

#RoyalBaby Prediction

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Kate and Wills had a baby, and the country is going bananas. We all know very little, but what we do know is that it’s a boy. So the next big question is…what are they…

Gold Rush Ghost Town

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For those not in the know, the great American gold rush was exactly how it sounds. News of vast amounts of gold deposits spread fast across the Western frontier and Montana and Bannack witnessed the…

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The Titanic Enigma

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Whilst looking through my book collection a few weeks back I realised I was stuck in a rut. A Tudor rut. I need to branch away from my usual medieval choices and try something new….

Why I Am Loving Anne of Cleves

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OK, so she may not be the most popular, nor glamorous of Henry’s wives, and after Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, most people’s interests tend to wax and wane a little. However, I am starting…

8 Sex Tips From The 17th Century

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Translate the lingo and the following would not be out of place in one of those ‘speciality’ stores you find in modern day Soho. Behind closed doors it turns out folk in the Restoration era…