With new pilots lasting on average just 11 days from their arrival on the front to their deaths, it’s arguably the members of Britain’s Royal Flying Corps.
The Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens, Manchester © Georgesixth | Dreams
This week we look at the life of English mathematician, expert code-breaker and computer science pioneer, Alan Turing
Richard III engraving © Georgios Kollidas | Dreamstime.com
The debate continues on where the bones of Richard III should finally be laid to rest: should it be Leicester, where his body was found, or York, as members of the Plantagenet Alliance believe?
Sculpture of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Yalta Conference © Pavel Los
George Washington, Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Welcome Stranger all feature in this week in history
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If a plan you make backfires and you end up as the person suffering from it rather than the intended victim you are said to be hoist with your own petard
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the conflict, IWM London is currently undergoing the mother of all makeovers.
The wonderfully named Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen – AKA the Red Baron – has gone down in history as one of /the/ great fighter pilots. And rightly so
The Staffordshire Hoard © Birmingham Museums Trust
Sunday evening television is looking good for fans of historic fiction, with The Musketeers and Mr Selfridge going head to head. Or would you prefer a trip to the museum this weekend?
On 7 June 1917, around 600 tonnes of explosives, planted by British tunnellers, detonated under German trenches at Messines in Belgium.
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We were excited to hear about the discovery of a previously unknown pharaoh this week
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