Q&A

The three lions crest has appeared on every England football shirt
Obvious answer aside, the three lions became a symbol of England thanks to 12th-century warmonger who is popularly held to have been unable to speak a word of English himself. He also happened to be one of our kings.
The fight for the standard at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh on 10 September 1547,
Fought on Scottish soil, the last battle between these old enemies was not for territory, but to create an alliance
Cockerel waether vane on the spire of St Thomas's Church in Melbury Abbas, Dorse
At the Last Supper, Jesus made a prediction that would have a profound influence on church architecture
Scholar Leonardo Bruni believed he lived in a golden age, which we know as the R
Men and women of the Norman and Tudor worlds certainly would not have known what it meant.
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
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