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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...
Have tried to search on line but no luck - does anyone know if Alfred the Great was left handed please?
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1911 Census HMS Lord Nelson, First Class Battle Ship, Home Fleet, 5.35N 0.20W, England...
The Christmas Day TV thread made me remember that as a child on Christmas Day there was always a Disney Time programme.....clips from everything......and I loved it. Does anyone else remember this...
Sandyroe raised the sale of Thatcher's clothing and that discussion led to a tendency to lash out at wicked old trade unions. If unions have been responsible for inflation, then inflation should have...
thinking about all the battles during ww2, what happened to all the equipment vehicles tanks rifles airplanes etc etc, let alone all the bodies on battle fields there must have been tons of small arms...
Anyone know what is happening with Rainthorpe Hall. It was up for sale three years ago, but I don't think it was sold. I wonder if it's standing empty or being rented out. Just purely local interest....
...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?...
Where did the tradition of the crescent moon on the outhouse door come from and why ?
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...
Last one. 20a far and ?I?e many thanks
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...

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