Speed skater © Karl Weatherly
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics begins today amidst controversy and criticism
Battle of Waterloo, 18 June 1815 © Getty Images
In 1815, the Duke of Wellington's Allied troops defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, much to the nation's joy and relief
Mr Selfridge returned to TV screens on Sunday - image ITV
The hit ITV drama based following the larger-than-life Harry Selfridge has been going from strength to strength
The rear of the Manor House, and Mount Grace Priory in North Yorkshire - © Redey
A Charterhouse was the English term for a Carthusian priory or abbey
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
Image oorka
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.
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