Mara Pitcher

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Why Henry I could be the next ‘car park king’

Researchers looking for the remains of Reading Abbey may be on the cusp of discovering the sarcophagus of its founder, Henry I. Emma McFarnon …

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Why Magna Carta matters

The making of Magna Carta was a turning point in English constitutional history. The charter’s great achievement was to place the monarchy – the …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Spanish Armada

The defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 – a fleet of Spanish ships led by Medina Sidonia with the purpose of overthrowing Queen Elizabeth I – is …

Why Palmyra Is So Important

International attention on its invaluable antiquities, now at risk with the Syrian city overrun by ISIS, may do more harm than good.<p>After Islamic State forces apparently wrested control of the Syrian city of Palmyra—their second large territorial gain this week—the big news didn’t seem to be the …