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41 Facts About the 41 Kings and Queens Since 1066

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, here is one fact about each of Britain’s 41 kings and queens since 1066.

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Alternate history: what if George III hadn't 'lost' the colonies

Professor Andrew Roberts tells Jonny Wilkes why a British victory in the American Revolutionary War could have led to the creation of an all-powerful English-speaking empire, governed from New York

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Meghan Claims Racism Prevented Archie From Being A Prince. The Rule Barring His Title Dates To 1917.

In their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night, Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, indicated that at least Meghan believed

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Gold coin stash from time of Henry VIII found in English garden

While weeding in their garden, a family discovered a hoard of gold coins dating back to the 1400s.

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December 1941: How did Pearl Harbor affect Hitler? The Second World War's Most Important Month

From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to Hitler's declaration of war on the US, historian Laurence Rees explains why December 1941 was such a significant month during World War II.

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5 Bizarre Habits Of Royals Through History - History Extra

Henry VIII had people kiss his bed linen every morning to make sure it was not covered in poison, plus four more weird royal behaviours through history…

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10 Huge Misconceptions About Famous Medieval Figures

Renaissance thinkers didn’t heap much praise on the Middle Ages, but the period is full of inspiring figures who performed …

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The Crown: The Scandal That Rocked Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Marriage | Vanity Fair

When Eileen Parker sued for divorce from Prince Philip’s best friend and equerry Michael Parker, a royal scandal erupted. And Queen Elizabeth, according to frenzied news reports, was none too pleased.

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English gardener unearths WWII bunker in back yard

"My wife came out and I'd unearthed this air raid shelter. She couldn't believe it, she thinks I'm crazy," said frustrated gardener Jim Clark.

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'Dirty Old London': A History Of The Victorians' Infamous Filth : NPR

In the 1800s, the Thames River was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with horse dung, the removal of which, according to Lee Jackson, presented an "impossible challenge."

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George III 'eccentric' drawing discovered hidden in British Library - Telegraph

An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by George III during his period of 'madness' was found hidden in a volume