Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps with elephants
The year was 218 BC, and Rome was locked in a bitter conflict with its rival, the Mediterranean superpower of Carthage
The signs of The Bull Hotel and Cock Hotel in Stony Stratford
Used today to indicate an absurd or highly improbable tale being passed off as true, the root of the phrase is claimed by a small town in Buckinghamshire
Statue of Alfred the Great, Winchester | © Anthony Baggett
Rulers from all over the world have picked up the handle, ‘the Great’, but not many of them come from England
The front page of the Philadelphia Enquirer © Alain Lacroix | Dreamstime.com
45 years ago, humankind took its greatest step by successfully putting a man on the surface of the Moon
History Revealed August 2014
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The hosts Uruguay were also Olympic champions, having won gold at the 1928 games
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been a feast of talent, skills and breath-taking goals, but who will ultimately emerge as the victors? As you look forward to the final this Sunday, we are looking back at the first-ever final in 1930
While on a voyage in the Pacific Ocean, the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty was taken over by a group of mutineers, led by master’s mate Fletcher Christian
18 people died protesting for reform at St Peter's Field, Manchester
Today, it is more commonly associated with a scolding or threat of punishment from a parent to an unruly teenager, but the original Riot Act had much more serious consequences
An Italian relief of a chariot racer | © Joanna Zaleska | Dreamstime.com
We are well used to bemoaning footballers’ salaries, or gawping at Tiger Woods’ vast worth, but modern superstars don’t come close to matching the income of history’s highest-paid athlete
| © Todd Taulman
The year was 1776 and war was raging between the American colonies and Britain when 56 men took the brave and groundbreaking step of declaring independence and forming a new nation – the United States of America
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