With the release of his latest novel, God of Vengeance, we ask the acclaimed author why he is so fascinated with the world of the Vikings
Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492, painted by Emanuel Leutze in 1855
The flagship of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the ‘New World’, the Santa Maria, has not been seen for over 500 years. But now, a team of maritime archaeologists are confident that they have found the wreck of the Santa Maria off the northern coast of Haiti, in the Caribbean
John Wilkes Booth sneaks into Lincoln's box in Ford's Theater before shooting hi
If you have done something that makes you unpopular, disgraced, or discredited, it is said that, ‘your name is mud’
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Wine is known in many areas of the world, and most cultures have their own legends about how it was first made
Arthur Balfour went on to be Prime Minister in 1902
Used to describe something that can be resolved easily or without much effort, ‘Bob’s your uncle’ usually comes after a set of instructions
In the few portraits of Anne Boleyn that exist, there is no indication of an ext
Is there any truth to the oft-repeated rumour that Henry VIII’s second wife and Elizabeth I’s mother, Anne Boleyn, had an extra digit on her right hand?
In the small Italian town of Rimini, Italy, is a column marking Caesar's crossin
The Rubicon is a small river in northern Italy, so why is crossing it considered such a significant thing to do?
Hitchcock's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame | © Fabio Formaggio | Dreamstime.
A genius of horror and thriller cinema, Alfred Hitchcock is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. He is revered as a movie mastermind for classic films such as The Birds, Psycho and Vertigo, but here are ten facts you may not know about the master of suspense…
Holy Trinity Church - the resting place of William Shakespeare | © David Hughes
On the banks of the river in Stratford-on-Avon stands Holy Trinity Church. Buried inside is the greatest playwright in the English language, William Shakespeare
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