Roman physician and philosopher Galen | © Steven Wynn
For millennia it was standard practice – sometimes taking over a pint of blood at a time – for a list of ailments, including headaches and hysteria
The 101st Airborne are also called the Screaming Eagles | © John Cairns
The men of Easy Company during World War II will always be known as the ‘Band of Brothers’ thanks to Stephen Ambrose’s book and the hit television series
Surely nothing symbolises the barbarity of trench warfare better than poison gas
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The term ‘Pontiff’ comes from the Latin title Pontifex maximus, which was, traditionally awarded to the high priest of Rome
The Cenotaph has been the centrepiece of services to remember the fallen since 1919
My Life as an Explorer and My Adventures as a Spy, published by Amberley Publish
Relive the adventures of both a polar explorer and a spy with these two new editions of historical accounts
Trying out the communal latrines and spongia at Vindolanda | The Vindolanda Trus
The Roman fort of Vindolanda in Northumberland is helping flush away poverty by twinning its ancient loos
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
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