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St George's Day, celebrating a mythical martyr?

Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of Notre Dame<p>April 23rd is St. George's Day, a celebration of England's patron saint. He inspired Shakespeare's Henry V, his standard became the English flag, and the story of his battle with a dragon is, literally, iconic.<p>But who was …

University of Notre Dame

Making of Europe unlocked by DNA

<b>DNA sequenced from nearly 40 ancient skeletons has shed light on the complex prehistoric events that shaped modern European populations.</b><p>A study of remains from Central Europe suggests the foundations of the modern gene pool were laid down between 4,000 and 2,000 BC - in Neolithic times.<p>These …

Anthropology

Sir Robert Peel and the ‘moral authority’ of the House of Commons

Sir Robert Peel is known to history as the founder of the Conservative party. Twice prime minister (1834–5 and 1841–6), he remains one of the most …

‘4,000-year-old skeleton’ uncovered near Windsor

Archaeologists working near Windsor have unearthed a 4,400-year-old gold-adorned skeleton of an upper-class woman. The Copper Age woman, whose …

Sir Winston Churchill to feature on new banknote

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/973000/973508_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522664707_20a57c2b79eacfd134b51ee3b43d839d<p><b>Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the new design of a banknote which will enter circulation in 2016, the Bank of England has announced.</b><p>The …

Winston Churchill

Phone pioneer speaks for first time in 128 years

<b>The voice of Alexander Graham Bell has been identified for the first time, in a recording from 1885.</b><p>On the wax-disc recording, the telephone inventor says: "Hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell."<p>The recording is among the earliest held by the Smithsonian Institution, which runs the National Museum …

Museums

King Arthur tales 'penned in Oxford chapel'

<b>A medieval tome which popularised the story of King Arthur is thought to have been written in a lost Oxford chapel.</b><p>Researchers now believe Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain was penned at St George's chapel, before it was demolished to make way for Oxford Castle.<p>Deeds from …

Ancient History

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America's founding fathers were Essex boys, according to claims

America’s Founding Fathers were actually Essex boys, with Plymouth accused of "hijacking" the Mayflower, the ship that carried them to North America nearly 400 years ago, according to claims.<p>A rival claim to the Mayflower by the port town of Harwich states that the ship's crew were from Essex and …

STEEN, JanSamson and Delilah1667-70Oil on canvas, 134 x 199 cmWallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

<b>STEEN, Jan</b><br>Samson and Delilah<br>1667-70<br>Oil on canvas, 134 x 199 cm<br>Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne