Caesar ignores the warning of the soothsayer | ©
The 15 March, known as the 'Ides of March', was just another day in the Roman calendar. In 44 BC however, the date took on a sinister new meaning...
The threat of bombing by a Zeppelin air raid brought the war to the shores of Britain
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The annual four-day meeting is arguably the highlight of the horse-racing calendar, with 230,000 people expected to attend and millions on offer in prize money
New Zealand flag | © Stockbyte
Showing the Southern Cross constellation on a blue background with the Union Jack of the United Kingdom in the top left corner, it has been the national emblem since 1902
When Henry John ‘Harry’ Patch died in July 2009 at the grand old age of 111 the horrors of trench warfare on the western front finally passed from living memory
The Hoover Dam | trekandshoot
With a new report arguing that dams are a financially risky investment, we look at the history of the famous Hoover Dam
The man who led Germany into the Second World War almost lost his life in the first
The Great War has been the subject of many films in the last century
Vikings: Life and Legend runs until 22 June 2014 at the British Museum
Expect plenty of axes and pillaging at the British Museum as its major new exhibition opens
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