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The Coronation Of William The Conqueror, by John Cross, 1861. (Photo by Liszt Co
Believing he had been appointed by God, William celebrated the Nativity through feasting and prayer. This article was first published in the Christmas 2015 issue of History Revealed
The debate over the first seasonal stamp continues to rage. This article was first published in the Christmas 2015 issue of History Revealed
Like so many phrases and traditions, ‘in the limelight’ – describing someone who is the centre of attention – was born in the theatre. This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of History Revealed
It is the enigma of the executioner – we may never know the identity of the man who chopped off Charles I’s head. This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of History Revealed
The Epitaph of Seikilos (Photo by Nationalmuseets fotograf)
For as long as they’ve been speaking, human beings have been singing and making music... This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of History Revealed
Who invented lemonade? (Photo by Vintage Images/Getty Images)
There is a lot of debate as to when lemons were first used in food and drink. This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of History Revealed
Inspecting a sack of potatoes (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Having been discovered in the New World in the 1500s, the potato had a slow introduction to Europe. This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of History Revealed
Pat Simmons (Photo by Ronald Dumont/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Even in the digital age – where most people have instant access to the time on their mobile phones, tablets or, of course watches – the speaking clock still receives 30 million calls a year. This article was first published in the...
Statue of Alfred the Great (Photo by View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images)
The oldest freestanding statue in London is thought to be of King Alfred the Great – the mighty monarch who defeated the Vikings. This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of History Revealed
Praetorian officers. (DEA / G DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images)
Life in the Roman Empire wasn’t all banquets and festivals as, for the men at least, there were long periods of military conscription. This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of History Revealed
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