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I-Wonder; From Tablet to Tablet: The History of Handwriting
Offbeat  (tags: Art. handwriting, History )

- 9 days ago -
Handwriting âEUR" one of mankindâEUR(TM)s greatest inventions âEUR" has quite literally written the future by allowing us to pass on ideas from one generation to the next. Today it's hard to imagine how society could have advanced without it.
History of Deadly Earthquakes
Offbeat  (tags: Mother Nature, Earth Quakes, History )

- 36 days ago -
Earthquakes have claimed millions of lives in the last 100 years, and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.
Times Square Throughout The 20th Century
Offbeat  (tags: history, interesting, pictures )

- 43 days ago -
Formerly called Long Acre Square (or Longacre), the public space that developed around the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue has since sprawled out to extend from 42nd Street to 49th Street....
Secret Notes Scrawled Into the Pages of Henry VIII's First Printed Bible Reveal Clandestine Quotes
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- 68 days ago -
Notes hidden for almost 500 years in England's first official printed Bible have revealed quotations from Thomas Cromwell's 'Great Bible' as well as notes about a thief dubbed 'Mr Pickpocket'.
The 900-Year-Old Scottish Castle Built By King William in Danger of Sliding Down a 100ft Cliff Into the Sea
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- 88 days ago -
A castle built by King William almost 900 years ago is at risk of toppling into the sea after recent storms lashed Lunan Bay, Angus.
Hampton Court Palace Chapel Holds Its First Catholic Service Since Henry VIII Broke Away From Rome in the 16th Century
Offbeat  (tags: hampton court, windsor, castle, england, uk, catholic, christian, religion, history )

- 103 days ago -
Hampton Court Palace chapel tonight held its first Catholic service since Henry VIII broke away from Rome in the 16th century.
Enormous Roman Arcade Found in Essex Was Once Part of a Magnificent Temple
Offbeat  (tags: Roman, ruins, Colchester, England, UK, arcade, temple, history )

- 103 days ago -
Britain's largest known Roman arcade has been revealed beneath an apartment block in Colchester, Essex.
Australia Is Accused of 'Airbrushing' History as It Bars British Families From Centenary Commemoration of WWI Battle
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, history, war, British, memorials )

- 107 days ago -
Australia has been criticised for the banning families of fallen British soldiers from the First World War Battle of Fromelles centenary commemorations.
Ancient Norman Castle Which Survived Wars of the Roses Faces Crumbling Into a River Thanks to Storm Desmond Floods
Offbeat  (tags: cockermouth castle, wars of the roses, history, floods, uk )

- 121 days ago -
An ancient castle which is more than one thousand years and has survived the War of the Roses and multiple sieges is in danger of crumbling into a river.
What It's REALLY Like to Stay in a 13th Century Castle Voted the Best Hotel in the World
Offbeat  (tags: ashford castle, georg v, history, ireland, hawk, turrets )

- 121 days ago -
With stone towers, turrets and 350 acres of manicured grounds and wooded paths, the five-star hotel overlooking rugged Lough Corrib is the stuff of fairy tales, fantasy and romance.
Henry VIII Will Be Spinning in His Grave! Catholic Service to Be Held at Hampton Court Palace for the First Time in More Than 45
Offbeat  (tags: henry VIII, Hampton Court, church, king, catholic, England, UK, history )

- 137 days ago -
The Chapel Royal in Hampton Court, Surrey, will celebrate 500 years of musical heritage by hosting its first Catholic service since the Reformation.
14 Incredible Archaeological Discoveries Made In 2015
Offbeat  (tags: archeology, finds, interesting, history )

- 139 days ago -
Archaeologists have unearthed some pretty amazing ancient artifacts in 2015, from a medieval castle to weird medical devices aboard pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship.
'Lost' Union Flag Flown at the Battle of Trafalgar Is Up for Sale for £250,000 After It Was Unearthed By Descendant of a Sailor
Offbeat  (tags: battle, london, trafalga, flag, union flag, for sale, england, history, french, spansish, napoleon, lord nelson )

- 167 days ago -
A 'lost' Union flag flown at the Battle of Trafalgar and said to be worth £250,000 has been unearthed by a descendant of a sailor who won it as part of a bet.
We Have Found the San Jose Galleon
Offbeat  (tags: San Jose, galleon, found, gold, history )

- 170 days ago -
Colombia has found the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Cartagena and is thought to be laden with emeralds and gold and silver coins, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday

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