18 March

A true embodiment of French Gothic expression in architecture, Chartres Cathedral sits some 50 miles southwest of Paris, in the commune of Chartres. The cathedral was built to be higher […]

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18 March

The Berkshire, England descendants of Major Thomas Hart, who fought in the fourth Anglo-Mysore war in 1799, are about to become very wealthy. The couple has until recently been unknowingly […]

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17 March

A recently uncovered stack of 16th century documents sheds fresh light on the six-year rule of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary is mostly remembered for her tragic romances and her […]

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17 March

British officials intercepted an artifact smuggler at Heathrow airport who was attempting to sneak a valuable ancient stone into the UK. The smuggler claimed the object was for “home decoration.” […]

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17 March

It’s one of the most famous horror stories of all time, penned by literary icon Stephen King. Carrie is the tale of Carrietta “Carrie” White, a 16-year-old punching bag, whose […]

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17 March

The term “Potemkin Village” was coined after a local Russian legend in which an 18th century military governor of Crimea, Grigory Potemkin, devised a plan to impress Catherine the Great, […]

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16 March

The last surviving woolly mammoth died out some 3,600 years ago after the species began its certain decline at the end of the last Ice Age, more than 11,000 years […]

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16 March

The name of Mary Anning has been virtually erased from the history of science, despite the fact that this industrious woman made a fundamentally important contribution to the developing field […]

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16 March

Peter Benchley was a relatively young author when his first novel was published in 1974. And unlike many debut novelists, he had a smash hit on his hands. The book […]

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16 March

Skellig Michael is a rocky, inhospitable island just off the west coast of Ireland, recently made famous by the 2017 blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Comprising two craggy hills […]

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