Bartholdi's design patent for the Statue of Liberty, 1879
One of the world’s most famous monuments, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of freedom, opportunity and new life since its dedication in 1886
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The short answer is we don't know. The longer answer is we don't know for sure, but people have suggested a number of possibilities
A year after the war had ended, the pain was still raw and the memories too painful. As the first anniversary of the Armistice approached, questions were asked about how it would be marked
The Christmas Day truce of 1914 – when, for a few precious hours, British and German troops laid down their weapons and fraternised in no man’s land – is one of the most poignant events of the entire war
TPE Paper Installation: Battle of the Somme - issued by Birmingham City Universi
Exhibitions on the Battle of the Somme, the photography of Lee Miller and the history of Britain stretching all the way back to Neanderthals all feature
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan published by Bloomsbury
We’ve been enjoying William Dalrymple’s latest book and the news of three extraordinary finds
Image: CGissemann
The name Valentine is now synonymous with love and romance. Every year, billions are spent around the world, from the standard dozen roses to diamond rings, in the name of St Valentine, but who was he and where did Valentine’s Day come from?
Alfred the Great statue in Winchester © Anthony Baggett | Dreamstime.com
The recent discovery of a piece of pelvic bone thought to belong to King Alfred, or to his eldest son, Edward, has sparked new interest in the King of Wessex
Image Jaroslaw Baczewski
Medieval arrows were expensive things. Each arrow cost about the same as a day's wages for the average man
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