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England

The Great Fire Of London: 80% Of London Burned Down In ...

September 3, 2020

Fifteenth-century London was a crowded, dirty, polluted place with wooden buildings topped by tar-covered roofs, built close together along narrow streets. R...

Big Ben's First Ring: 1859's Debut Of The Global Landma...

May 31, 2020

Visitors from around the world travel to London to see Big Ben, one of the greatest and most well-known artifacts in the Western world. Rivaling the Empire S...

Queen Elizabeth II: Things You Didn't Know About Her Ma...

April 21, 2020

On this day 94 years ago, the longest reigning monarch in British history was born. Although no one could have known it when she slid into the world on April...

Eyam's Quarantine: The Real Village Of The Damned Who S...

April 17, 2020

During the 14th century, the bubonic plague wiped out an estimated 50 million people, ripping them away from their families in a matter of weeks. The fatalit...

The Irish Republican Army (IRA): A Troubled History

March 12, 2020

The history of the IRA, or Irish Republican Army, is long and complicated, filled with religious tensions, political uprisings, and lots of mayhem. So who exactly a...

Mary Queen of Scots: Stories, Trivia, And A Botched Beh...

February 8, 2020

When King James V of Scotland died at the ripe age of 30 (hey, it was ripe for medieval times), his kingdom was in a bit of a pickle. His only surviving legi...

Elizabeth II: Stories And Facts You Maybe Didn't Know Q...

February 6, 2020

Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952, although she had to wait until June for her official coronation ceremony. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images) ...

Guy Fawkes: The Man, The Myth, The Mask

January 31, 2020

A man with a Guy Fawkes mask during a protest. (Photo by Giorgos Georgiou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In recent years, we've come to know Guy Fawkes more for his dashing, mustach...

Joan Of Arc: 13 Insane Things You Didn't Know

January 6, 2020

If you remember your European history, you probably remember Joan of Arc as the determined teenage girl who led the French to victory over the English in a key battle of ...

The First Christmas Cards: Dead Animals And Kidnapped C...

December 20, 2019

Whether you like them or not, Christmas cards are a part of the season. They may feel like they've been around forever, but the first Christmas cards only date ba...

Spice World Premieres, And Everyone Hates It, Making It...

December 15, 2019

December 15, 1997 is a day that will live in infamy forever. Theaters across the country were invaded by Spice World, a film that followed the madcap adventures o...

Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip: Their Adorable, Quir...

November 20, 2019

In America, our most adored and adulated couples don't tend to stand the test of time. From Liz and Dick to "Brangelina," the watchful eye of the public has ...

Rolex Murder: How A Dead Man's Fancy Watch Led To His M...

October 17, 2019

A Rolex watch helped to solve a crime and bring Canada’s most water criminal to justice. Source: (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic/Getty Images) Albert John...

The Mowing Devil: England's First Crop Circle

July 30, 2019

In the 1970s, strange geometric shapes began to pop up overnight in some of the wheat fields of rural England. The designs, at first, were simple circles, giving rise to ...