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The English Restoration Begins
http://www.newhistorian.com/the-english-restoration-begins/3857/
On 25th May, 1660, under invitation from a group of influential Members of Parliament, the exiled King Charles II returned to England at Dover and set about the Restoration of the English monarchy.


Charles' father, Charles I, had been the most high profile casualty of the English Civil War. In 1646,
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Written Communication May Be 40,000 Years Old
http://www.newhistorian.com/written-communication-may-be-40000-years-old/3851/
It’s common knowledge that the first systematic use of written symbols as a means of communication emerged in Sumer around 3,000 BCE, but now a Canadian researcher is suggesting that as far back as 40,000 years ago our ancestors communicated in writing. Genevieve von Petzinger, an anthropologist from the University
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Medieval Shipwreck Law Reveals Complex Legal Process
http://www.newhistorian.com/medieval-shipwreck-law-reveals-complex-legal-process/3845/
The history of law is closely connected with the development of civilisations. How the law evolves and adapts can reveal a huge amount about changing aspects of society. One of the defining periods in European law was the medieval period.


Medieval European scholars began researching the law which had existed in
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IG Farben Opens Factory at Auschwitz
http://www.newhistorian.com/ig-farben-opens-factory-at-auschwitz/3822/
Infamous for its close involvement with the Nazi war machine and some of the worst atrocities of the Holocaust, the German firm IG Farben opened a new factory close to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi occupied Poland on 21st May, 1942.


IG Farben was probably the most well known corporate
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Religion’s Impact in Modern Society, Explored
http://www.newhistorian.com/religions-impact-in-modern-society-explored/3820/
As religion has become an increasingly personal matter in Western culture, the position it holds in society has become the subject of debate. At the end of the nineteenth century, many groups broke away from the nation as the predominant moral community. Instead, they focused on their own communities as
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Two-Thirds of European Men Descend From Three People
http://www.newhistorian.com/two-thirds-of-european-men-descend-from-three-people/3818/
A new study claims to have established that 64% of European men are descendants of just three male ancestors. The international team of scientists looked into the Y chromosome specifics of 334 men from European and Middle Eastern descent, and by resequencing the DNA found that in 64% of the
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The Homestead Act
http://www.newhistorian.com/the-homestead-act/3815/
On 20th May, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. A hugely important piece of legislation, the Homestead Act played a key role in opening the western frontier of the United States to settlement but had a devastating effect on the remaining Native American populations in North America.


The
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Brazil’s Lessons from Indian Independence
http://www.newhistorian.com/brazils-lessons-from-indian-independence/3812/
After the Second World War, a new international political arena emerged. Mass decolonisation meant that new political forms were required in order to accommodate newly-freed nations within the structure of the Cold War. Often, newly-independent nations are not treated as autonomous entities; instead they are relegated to passive theatres of
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Farming To Blame For Our Weakened Bones
http://www.newhistorian.com/farming-to-blame-for-our-weakened-bones/3809/
Science has known for a long time that the bones of modern people are considerably weaker than those of our Paleolithic ancestors but until recently the reason for this remained under dispute. Possible explanations included the emergence of agriculture, urbanisation, or industrialisation, all of which had, and still have a
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Oscar Wilde Released from Prison
http://www.newhistorian.com/oscar-wilde-released-from-prison/3806/
On 19th May, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released from prison having served two years of hard labour. One of the most widely celebrated writers of the Victorian era, Wilde had fallen victim to the period's strict laws which criminalised homosexuality.


Born and raised in Ireland, Oscar Wilde was the son of
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