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I Watched a programme last night about the Colosseum in Rome . They did a scan of another amphitheatre somewhere in Italy , and together with that info was able to scan the Colosseum in 3D. Anyway the...
I can see that a thrust (stabbing) action with even a fairly blunt sword could kill, but how else did they do damage? Surely they couldn't slice through layers of clothing first? Or could they? On...
...I'm off to prowl the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool, not been since it opened and I think the area's changed a little since. So what's your view, love it or loathe it or somewhere between?...
back in the day when gentlemen would have pistols duels to the death i never understood why whoever lived was never arrested for murder. so was it legal then...
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An area I'm studying lost its manorial water-powered corn mill to a textile print works in the 1770s. At this time a merchant opened a new flour mill about a quarter of a mile away in the newly...
My Dad dismantled ours as it was always damp and after sawing up the floorboards, set it up on the house foundations about 18" below the floor. Does anybody know if this was unusual?...
Robert Walpole : They now ring their bells, but they will soon wring their hands....
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Why when we know how people have been represented by the media in the past do we continue to repeat it?...
Just came across the [i] Siege of Madgeburg [i] in a question on TV's Mastermind. 25,000 slaughtered by Catholic Troops. Things don't change do they ? http://www.filbrun.com/history/magdeburg.htm...
There is a memorial in the middle of 7 Sisters Road which borders Bruce Grove, I always assumed it was an Elenor Cross but I was wrong as that is in Waltham Cross. Anyone know what this is, its at the...
A military leader of the highest order that cannot be argued. But can anyone argue against that fact (imo) that he was an evil sociopath on par with Hitler?...
If a soldier was given a bounty of £50 in 1712 what would the equivalent in todays money be. Also if he was given 1 shilling each day on leaving the army how much is a shilling worth today. I thought...
http://mashable.com/2015/10/27/twa-flight-center/?utm_cid=lf-toc#BYP7zPyTmkqZ It's like waking up inside an episode of The Jetsons. Enjoy!...
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Most of us have visited one in our lifetime. This documentary is a look through 200 years of the fair from start to present day. '' The allure of the fairground is how it arrives in our midst & then...
The 1842 Tithe Register for the area in which I live refers to a cottage/farmhouse with attached barns (now Grade 2 Listed Buildings) as being `Farm Buildings`. Am I correct in assuming therefore that...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-34637958 Another slice of history, gone, gone gone, after lasting out so many depressions and downturns. Woe oh woe....
Does anyone know if rhododendrons existed in Italy in Roman times?

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