Q&A

Britain likes to lay claim to inventing football, but it turns out that humans  enjoyed kicking balls about before Britain even existed
If you'd just taken the throne by force, how much love would feel for your rival's heirs?
  There are more than 40 in use across the British Isles. Blame travel, but also not travelling
  Where do we get this unusual word from for such an everyday item?
Elvis wears a shirt by designer (and populariser) Alfred Shaheen in the film Blu
Cowboy practicality crashes into Polynesian colour
Tying tin cans to the newlyweds' getaway car was said to ward off evil spirits ©
It has nothing to do with bees, unfortunately
Tutankhamun ruled in the 18th Dynasty, from c1332-23 BC © Getty
Did the Boy Pharaoah hex the people who disturbed his eternal rest? Probably not, but it made for good gossip...
Oh I do like to be beside the sea side...
 Detail from Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (The Very Rich Hours of the Duke
Purple is traditionally thought of as the colour most associated with royalty and monarchy – so where does blue come into it?
The common conception is that the Victorians were simply stuffy and repressed, but there might have been a reason that they didn't want to flash their pearly whites at the camera
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