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Old Spanish document suggests Irish were in America before Columbus

Old Spanish document suggests Irish were in America before Columbus | Topics in History | Scoop.it
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Scholars to Say Whether Bones Belong to Richard III

Scholars to Say Whether Bones Belong to Richard III | Topics in History | Scoop.it
In what could be one of the most significant discoveries in modern British archaeology, researchers plan to publicize test results from remains found under a parking lot in Britain.
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The Wizard of Oz, 1902/1903 - Retronaut

The Wizard of Oz, 1902/1903 - Retronaut | Topics in History | Scoop.it
The Wizard of Oz, 1902/1903 - ... Source: i09 via Ozian / Reddit / Oz And Ends This capsule was curated by John Pollock 1900s 1902, 1903, Wizard of Oz
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How Fast Could You Travel Across the USA in the 1800s? (Check Out These Old Maps)

How Fast Could You Travel Across the USA in the 1800s? (Check Out These Old Maps) | Topics in History | Scoop.it
In this age of fast travel and instant digital communications, we tend to forget that not so long ago, distances were subjectively very different.
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Chemical analysis reveals first cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BC

Chemical analysis reveals first cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BC | Topics in History | Scoop.it
The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Northern Europe made cheese more than 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, UK, published today in Nature.

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Why Napoleon Lost Against the Russians in 1812, One of the Great Military Upsets

Why Napoleon Lost Against the Russians in 1812, One of the Great Military Upsets | Topics in History | Scoop.it
History has taught us that Napoleon, in his invasion of Russia in 1812, marched into Moscow with his army largely intact and retreated only because the citizens of Moscow burned three-fourths of the city, depriving the army of food and supplies.
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Product Capsule: First Christmas Card - Retronaut

Product Capsule: First Christmas Card - Retronaut | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Available from the Retronaut shop – 5 pack: £4.50 “This is the world’s first commercial Christmas card, commissioned in 1843, the year Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”. &#8...
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Photograph of the Duke of Wellington - Retronaut

Photograph of the Duke of Wellington - Retronaut | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Daguerreotype of the Duke of Wellington by Antoine Claudet...
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Elite archers who drowned aboard Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose identified from their RSI

Elite archers who drowned aboard Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose identified from their RSI | Topics in History | Scoop.it
The archers were among 92 skeletons of those who died aboard Henry VIII's flagship, which sank in 1545 and was raised from the Solent in 1982.
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The mystery of Christopher Columbus’s legacy

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Columbus’s personal timeline has been so enigmatic that both Seville, Spain and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic lay claim to the explorer’s remains.
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Native Americans Register To Vote (1946)

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Federal courts ruled in favor of granting Native Americans the right to register and vote. The New Mexico State Constitution had previously denied voting rights to those who did not pay property taxes while living on reservations lands.

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1936 Summer Olympics : Noël Vandernotte Youngest Male Medalist - Retronaut

1936 Summer Olympics : Noël Vandernotte Youngest Male Medalist - Retronaut | Topics in History | Scoop.it

Noel Vandernotte competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics in rowing at the age of 12 years 233 days.

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Reconstructed face of Richard III

Reconstructed face of Richard III | Topics in History | Scoop.it
A model based on Richard III's skull, which was found under a Leicester car park, reveals how the English king may have looked.
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Down the Drain: Lost Items Reveal Roman Bath Activities

Down the Drain: Lost Items Reveal Roman Bath Activities | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Ancient Romans weren't just getting clean in their bathhouses.

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Recreating the Vestal Virgin Hairstyle | Video

Recreating the Vestal Virgin Hairstyle | Video | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Hairdresser Janet Stephens uses ancient tools to recreate the oldest hairstyle in Rome, the seven-braid look of the Vestal Virgin priesthood.
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Was Anne Boleyn buried in the Tower of London?

Was Anne Boleyn buried in the Tower of London? | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Tower of London :  Wiki Commons
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII was executed within the grounds of the Tower of London. Her
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Saxon graves uncovered at St Margaret's - Kent Online

Saxon graves uncovered at St Margaret's - Kent Online | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Kent OnlineSaxon graves uncovered at St Margaret'sKent OnlineA few weeks ago, before the builders moved in, the archaeologists carried out a more thorough excavation and found five graves.

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History of the Monarchy

History of the Monarchy | Topics in History | Scoop.it

Read information about the kings and Queens of England, Scotland and the UK using this interactive timeline. Just click on the images to find out more about that king or queen.

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Bryan Forbes reveals the late Queen Mother's 'wickedness' - Telegraph

Bryan Forbes reveals the late Queen Mother's 'wickedness' - Telegraph | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Bryan Forbes, the Whistle Down the Wind director, and his wife Nanette Newman discuss the late Queen Mother's 'innate wickedness'.
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School Days - Retronaut

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This is one of my great-grandmother Johanna Brown’s scrapbook from 1929. Jo was a big scrapbooker — I have hundreds of pages from several scrapbooks from the late 1920s into the 1930s. ...
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WWII pigeon message stumps GCHQ

WWII pigeon message stumps GCHQ | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Britain's top code-breakers say they are stumped by a secret code found on the leg of a dead pigeon in a Surrey chimney and are hoping the public can help.
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Accountant seeks to prove he is Princess Margaret's secret son

Accountant seeks to prove he is Princess Margaret's secret son | Topics in History | Scoop.it
Robert Brown, who believes Princess Margaret hid a pregnancy in 1955, is fighting for access to documents relating to her will...
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Essential Norman Conquest - An interactive day-by-day retelling of the events of 1066

Essential Norman Conquest - An interactive day-by-day retelling of the events of 1066 | Topics in History | Scoop.it

Timeline, maps, encyclopedia and images about the Norman invasion of England in 1066.

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1400-year-old vampire skeleton discovered in Britain

1400-year-old vampire skeleton discovered in Britain | Topics in History | Scoop.it
A 1400-year-old vampire skeleton with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles, has been discovered in Britain, a new report has claimed.

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