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Look At These Tiny Cats In Their Tiny Cat Beds

In Japan, the Duktig, IKEA’s $20 “doll bed,” is being used in a whole new way: as a chaise lounge for our lazy feline friends.<p>HuffPost Japan has rounded up some of the best -- and most adorable -- images of cats hanging out on their very own tiny IKEA beds. Once the Swedish furniture juggernaut has …

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Richard III: Battle of Bosworth descendants meet for king's reburial

Descendants of mortal enemies who fought for Henry Tudor and Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, including a man who gave Henry vital local information which may have changed the course of the battle, and another said to have picked up the dead king’s crown from a thorn bush on the …

Bad King Richard III? “He was a product of his time. I’ve warmed to him” says relative Michael Ibsen

How does it feel to be related to one of the most controversial kings of England? We caught up with Michael Ibsen, whose DNA helped to identify the …

History lesson: Who was King Richard III?

LONDON — History lesson time. Richard III is the most famous English king to be found under a parking lot. But what do we know about him?<p>After effectively being lost to history for over 500 years, his remains were found by researchers near a church in the regional city of Leicester in 2012.<p>On …

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King Richard III’s Matrilineal Kin - Vita Brevis

News of King Richard III’s reburial last week was interesting, especially the stories regarding descendants of the King’s sister, who each placed a …

Richard III

Who's Your Daddy? More Infidelity Found in King Richard III Family Tree

The remains of Richard III may be locked away in a coffin to be reburied this week, but the 15th-century king's genome is still offering scientists a chance to unravel royal mysteries.<p>After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard's family tree last year, they announced Wednesday …

‘CSI’ meets history: Piecing together the long-lost bones of Richard III

By Eric Niiler<p>British archaeologist Jo Appleby has spent her career digging up skeletons, from the Bronze Age bones of unidentified peasants to Richard III, who was reburied with great ceremony in Leicester last week. The remains of the English king, slain on a battlefield in 1485, were found …

"We can only imagine the horrific injuries": 15th century War of the Roses handgun goes on show for first time

A handgun which a soldier attempted to use at the Battle of Towton - one of the bloodiest battles of the War of the Roses, in 1461 - is among the …

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Richard III Society turns its attention to who killed the princes in the Tower

Having finally found their man more than 500 years after he was killed in battle, sleuths at the Richard III Society have turned their attention to …

Archaeologists identify skeleton of soldier who was killed at the battle of Waterloo after his 200-year-old remains were discovered under a car park - just like Richard III

The 200-year-old skeleton of a soldier killed at the battle of Waterloo has been discovered under a car park - just like Richard III - and identified …

15 Street Style Looks Incorporating White Clothes

Hey my Divas! Are you enjoying the spring sunny days? Spring is my favorite season and I must recognize that I’m very excited. There are a lot of …

Kenya attack survivor says gunmen scouted campus, targeted Christians

The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 148 people at a college in northeast Kenya while shouting "God is great" appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray, survivors said Friday.<p>In the capital of Nairobi, relatives of the victims went to a morgue …

Bodies believed to be of Japanese WWII soldiers discovered in Palau cave sealed off for 70 years

The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been discovered in a reopened cave in the tiny Pacific …

The Best History Apps

Our pick of the finest history-related apps for your smartphone or tablet.<p>Some of the most exciting research being done today makes full use of …

The Collection

{{slide.title}}<p>The David Rumsey Map Collection Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories. The physical map collection is housed …