When actors stepped through the curtains, they were said to 'break the legs'
It is the height of bad luck to wish an actor "good luck" before they go on stage, but how did it become a gesture of well-wishing to say, "break a leg"?
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As dawn broke on 1 July 1916, the curtain rose on one of the most furious periods of bloodletting of the entire war
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Psychological research has uncovered which of Henry VIII's six wives was best suited to him
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Dante's Inferno. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Napoleon Bonaparte
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After Napoleon I, Emperor of France, was defeated at Waterloo, he was banished to a remarkably remote location…
Group Captain James Stagg
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The morning of 6 June has gone down as perhaps the defining moment of World War II in Europe. A mass invasion was successfully launched that would end in the defeat of Hitler and the Nazi army, and it all started on D-Day
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