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Bikini-like breast-bands are known to have been around in the ancient world. This article was first published in the February 2016 issue of History Revealed
There are no prizes for guessing the origin of this phrase – meaning ‘the whole thing’ – has to do with guns. This article was first published in the February 2016 issue of History Revealed
A finely ground smokeless tobacco inhaled through the nostrils, ‘taking snuff’ originated in the Americas. This article was first published in the February 2016 issue of History Revealed
Freeborn Roman women were not able to vote, hold political office or serve in the military, and only rarely owned land or businesses in their own right. This article was first published in the February 2016 issue of History Revealed
In the aftermath of the war that raged from 1914-18, the people of the world struggled to come to terms with devastation and death the likes of which had never been seen before. This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of History...
Beards are common today, but they were actually the exception rather than the rule during the Age of Sail. This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of History Revealed
How and when the Queen of the Iceni met her end has been lost to history, but could one of the rumours over her burial place have inspired JK Rowling? This article was first published in the May 2014 issue of History Revealed
Recent analysis of clay pipes found near William Shakespeare’s house revealed that they contained traces of narcotics, leading to wild media speculation that the Bard’s famed imagination was stimulated by drugs. This article was first...
The honest answer is that we’re not really sure as armour changed a lot over the centuries and every knight had his own technique. This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of History Revealed
At the moment that the US President was shot by John Wilkes Booth, Ford’s Theatre was ringing with hysterical laughter. This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of History Revealed
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