"He’s vegetarian, which makes things slightly annoying on the catering front."
Every issue of History Revealed, we ask a well-known personality to choose five guests from history to invite to a dinner party
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Noodles were being made in China centuries before they first appeared in Italy, this occurring c1300
An announcement plastered all over London describes Annie Chapman's murder
Poverty-stricken, crime-ridden and overcrowded, the slums of Whitechapel, London, proved the perfect hiding place for a serial killer in 1888
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To ‘butter someone up’ is to overtly flatter them in the hope of getting something in return
The towering moai on the slopes of Rano Raraku | © anharris
Just looking at the towering stone giants of Easter Island, you can’t help but ask: why were they carved? How were they carved? And how were they moved?
Will our search for the phrase's origins be a wild goose chase? | © Judd Furlong
William Shakespeare is responsible for introducing a host of words and phrases into the English language, including ‘for goodness sake’, 'assassination’ and ‘all’s well that ends well’
In the classic family film Mary Poppins, we hear that the aged banker, Mr Dawes Senior, has died laughing at a joke. But could this possibly happen in real life?
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