Simon Baskett

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Chess, gambling and cards: Tudor games and indoor pastimes

Hundreds of years before the invention of radio or television, how did the Tudors occupy themselves of an evening, or during long, winter nights? …

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England schools: 10,000 pupils sidelined due to league-table pressures

While there are concerns schools are moving less-able students off their books, research showed 329 schools fell below government performance targets<p>More than 10,000 pupils left England’s mainstream state secondary schools in the run-up to their GCSE courses, according to an analysis of official …

Educating Dunkirk: A School Day.

Miss Scott Said What?Grand Synthe camp in Dunkirk is about half an hour away from the migrant camp in Calais, known as The Jungle. It has a different …

BBC - iWonder - Did Martin Luther King achieve his life's dream?

Presented byDr John A KirkDonaghey Professor, UALR<p>A visionary leader<p>Martin Luther King combined radical thought, political nous and oratorical brilliance. His I Have A Dream speech described a vision of racial equality in America that inspired millions. Despite provocation, he stayed true to …

Pass That Exam! 14 Test Prep Strategies

“… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len ChristieExam time is stressful …

Google Classroom: Feedback Faster with Chrome Extension Open Side by Side - Teacher Tech

My mantra is “Feedback Faster.” The faster we can provide students feedback, the more impact it has on their learning. What I love about Google …

The 5 greatest mysteries behind the Wars of the Roses

It is one of the most keenly studied periods in British history, and the inspiration for the ever-popular <i>Game of Thrones</i>. But the Wars of the Roses …

Richard III

Marie-Antoinette's torrid affair with Swedish count revealed in decoded letters

French experts unravel mystery content of Marie-Antoinette’s secret love letters to a Swedish count thanks to cutting-edge imagery technology<p>Newly decoded letters penned by Marie-Antoinette suggest France’s last queen had a torrid affair with a Swedish count, amid claims that two of the children …

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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 …

World History

The top 10 military blunders in history

Throughout history, battles have been lost to bad weather, insufficient weaponry and bad luck. But what about those for which poor judgment and …

World History

Famous Ancient Iceman Had Familiar Stomach Infection

Researchers have extracted the oldest complete genome sequence of a pathogen yet, from the body of the 5,300-year-old ice mummy Ötzi.<p>According to a …

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Animated Data Visualization Of Fatalities In World War II

Historians are still analyzing World War II battlefield statistics seven decades later, and they're constantly making new and surprising discoveries …

The Spartacist Uprising in Berlin

A power struggle in postwar Germany erupted on January 5th, 1919.<p>Defeated in the First World War, humiliated, desperately short of food and assailed …

World History