Random History

So, You Dress Up At Weekends?

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“So, you dress on the weekends?”…how many times have I heard that? It’s usually at that point in the party, road trip, after work drink or whatever, when the group has split into pairs or…

Horrid Historical Hangover Cures

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We’ve all been there. Splitting headaches, hot flushes, shaking nausea and the lack of ability to function as a normal person. All wonderful hallmarks of a stinking hangover! Nowadays, we see out these dark moments…

THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF COSMETIC SURGERY

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The Daily Mail recently ran an article regarding the increasing number of people who were hoping for a surgical gift last Christmas. Reports showed a dramatic 35% increase in requests for cosmetic procedures in New York alone….

Fit For a King: Our Top British 10 Castles

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If you follow us on Twitter, then you will be well aware of our obsession with castles (we even coined #CastleOfTheWeek). Standing as shining symbols of strength, wealth and status; castles were the strongholds that once held the powers of…

The Curious Origins of Food

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You might think when you’re tucking into a vindaloo on a Friday night washed down with a pint or two of lager that you’re taking on the hottest challenge that the Indian kitchen has to…

History On Netflix

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I can honestly say I’ve never had so much pleasure from £6.99. For someone who has lived with a broken TV for years Netflix has been my saviour. When i get home from a long day…

Serious Question Time With Greg Jenner

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You may know him as the self confessed ‘pun-loving twitter obsessive’  slash history nerd, but don’t go writing him off as another history nutter, this guy is legit.  Greg Jenner is a historian and writer with…