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SCOTLAND: World War II survivors celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day together as a Hungarian Jew, who survived Auschwitz, and the Scottish soldier who helped save her – @AceHistoryNews

<b>#AceHistoryNews – Feb.15: World War II survivors celebrate their 71st Valentines Day together. ♥️♥️</b><p>John Mackay, 96, was in the ranks of a commando …

LINCOLNSHIRE: A mass grave of bubonic plague victims has been uncovered at a medieval monastery in what arch aeologists are calling an “extremely rare” example of a plague pit – @AceHistoryNews

<b>#AceHistoryNews – Dec.14: Black Death ‘plague pit’ with 48 skeletons uncovered in England (PHOTOS, VIDEO)</b><p>A mass grave of bubonic plague victims has …

Maité Allamand

Nació en Santiago el 29 de Octubre de 1911, su familia era francesa, pero estaban radicados en Chile. Por motivos laborales de su padre, la familia …

The Battle of Hastings’ Literary Aftermath

Marie de France, from an illuminated manuscript now in the <i>Bibliothèque nationale de France</i>: BnF, Arsenal Library, Ms. 3142 fol. 256.<p>It would be …

Rare mark from biblical king's seal found in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mark from the seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis.<p>A projected image of a clay imprint, known as a bulla, which was unearthed from excavations near Jerusalem's Old City, and later …

Archaeology

Art in 19th-century England

<b>Boreas</b> by John Willam Waterhouse, 1903 (Photo credit: WikiArt.org )<p>Prelude<p>Britain’s Golden Age of illustration, the illustration of children’s …

Japan to re-examine verdicts in war crimes trials from Second World War

Government to reconsider rulings, including execution of six of Japan's Second World War leaders<p>The Japanese government is to re-examine the guilty verdicts handed down in the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunals, which found 25 of Japan's military and political leaders guilty of initiating the Second World …

On the bus

Skies by Alison BrackenburyI must quickly post the cover of my new collection, ‘Skies’, which will be published by Carcanet in March 2016. I’m …

My lover, Lord Alfred Douglas.

Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie, was a young aristocrat and poet, the youngest son of the Marquess of Queensberry. He looked like an angel: …

Marimorena – Is it sexist to use this word in Spanish?

The origin of the expression ‘<i>marimorena</i>‘ is not well known. What is certain is that it arose in the mists of the late 1500s during the emergence of …

Stereotypes

The Black Panthers: Revolutionaries, Free Breakfast Pioneers

When you mention the 1960s Black Panther Movement to those who are old enough to remember, the chances are great that it conjures images of beret wearing, angry revolutionaries with big Afros and guns.<p>What often gets lost in their story is their program to provide free breakfast for school …

BBC Radio 4 - Voices of the First World War

Top topics for this programme<p>World War One on TV and Radio<p>Marking the centenary of World War One across the BBC<p>Tommies<p>Drama following those on and behind the WW1 battlefront.<p>World War One at Home<p>Discover how the people and places around you changed during WW1.<p>Related Links

King Philip’s War

<b>King Philip is Metacomet, a Wampanoag</b><p>Massasoit = Wampanoag chief or <i>sachem</i><br>Pokanotet = a tribe belonging to the Wampanoag confederacy<br>Wamsutta = …

►Greek Mythology: “The Gorgons”.-

Perseus and Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini, (1554). Perseus with the head of Medusa. …

Operation Mincemeat: The Biggest Bluff of WWII

The Second World War is the setting for some of history’s greatest espionage tales. Public imagination is frequently captured by the image of a suave …

A long history of toilets in Ukraine museum

Eurasianet.org takes an educational tour of the world’s largest collection of chamber pots, squatting pans and urinals<p>“<i>Pecunia non olet</i> (money does not smell),” reads a slogan in a museum in the Ukrainian capital dedicated to the history of toilets.<p>The quote is said to have been made by Roman …

Roman Empire

Palestinian History: a Nakba,Naksa and Oslo..

I am not sure if this is a curse, Karma, or just a natural consequence of what is happening.<p>I just finished writing about Ahmad Manasra to hear that …

A. Y. Jackson: Nature Untamed

<b>Grey Day, Laurentians</b> by A. Y. Jackson, 1928 (Photo credit: wikiart.org)<p>It is still summer in Sherbrooke. In fact, summer did not begin until late …

The West Wind

The West Wind by Tom Thomson (Photo credit: Wikiart.org)<p>The “West Wind” is a major character in The Song of Hiawatha. It is Mudjekeewis, Hiawatha’s …

“The Song of Hiawatha,” as Amerindian Lore

“<b>The Song of Hiawatha</b>,” <i>The Children’s Own Longfellow</i>, 1908 (Photo credit: Gutenberg #9080)<p>Mythifying<p>Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (27 February 1807 – 24 …

Historicist: Get Draper!

The scandal-plagued career of Toronto's "most incompetent and clownish" police chief.<p>Jack MacDonald being arrested at a Communist meeting at Queen’s …

Titanic's last lunch menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 at auction

More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship’s last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction, a curator said on Monday.<p>The luxury cruise liner sank in the Atlantic …

Giant World War II Sub Discovery Shines Light on 4 Historic Submarines Still Missing

Here are five submarines archaeologists would love to get their hands on—four of which are still missing.<p><b>A research team has discovered a monster submarine built by the Japanese Navy during World War II, which sank off the southern coast of Oahu, Hawaii, in 1945.</b><p>Designed to ferry three seiran …

Medieval Sword Carries Mysterious Inscription

A medieval sword inscribed with a mysterious message is stumping researchers and causing a stir among armchair historians.<p>The 13th-century weapon was …