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This article touches on four important Norman women: Gunnor, Emma of Normandy, Matilda of Flanders, and Sichelgata. History isn’t just about men but also about the women behind, beside, and in front of them. History tends to focus on kings, warriors and…

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The London Underground celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. Click the link below to learn more about the history of the subway system in London as well as a link to a book you can purchase for more information. Remembering the ‘navvies’, the men…

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Cecilia Bembibre of University College London is cataloging the scents of old stuff. According to Atlas Obscura, her project “combines chemistry, electronic noses, and centuries-old English manor houses”. Her hope is to create formulas one would be able…

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Former British Museum director Neil MacGregor envisioned an exhibit that showcased objects from the museum’s massive collections in an effort to present a history of the world. Sasha Grishin isn’t convinced, however, that there’s a larger narrative…

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Cleopatra of Egypt had four children, but only one produced any descendants. But how far did her line extend? Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of an independent Egypt, had four children: Caesarion (with Julius Caesar), twins Alexander Helios and Cleopatra…

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In 1991, explorers found the corpse of an ancient man in the wake of a receding glacier. Named Ötzi, his remains date back to about 5300 years ago. His death has remained a mystery, but a recent conference has yielded some additional theories that may…

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Daily History Byte: Publisher Set to Release Exact Replicas of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is a heretofore undecipherable document. Now, facsimiles are being made in the hopes that someone in the world will be able to assist researchers in unlocking its secrets. There will be 898 copies made of the coded Voynich…

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Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England, bears the distinction of being his luckiest wife. This is despite the fact she has been known historically as “the Flanders mare”. Historian Tracy Borman sheds some light on why Anne is quite…
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