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Your California holiday road trip survival guide

<i>A correction to an earlier version of this article has been appended to the end of the article.</i><p>So, you’re driving to your holiday destination this …

Wine Tasting

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them

Curl up by the fire and I'll tell you a ghost story. Don't be alarmed by the creak of the floorboards, the murmurs in the basement, the shrill ululations of a distant dog. Try not to be perturbed by the flickering candle, the fleeting shadows, the horned, hairy hand that appears at your elbow. …

Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic release date announced

Harry Potter and his friends were often bored in their History of Magic classes — but maybe that’s just because they didn’t know how to handle a …

Escaping the workhouse: the Victorian war on child poverty

In the 1840s, the government began sparing Britain’s most deprived children the Dickensian hell of the workhouse and placing them in schools that …

Trump and Comey are no Henry and Becket

<b>(CNN) —</b> About halfway through the James Comey hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, things got surprisingly medieval.<p>In his written testimony submitted to the committee, Comey had reported that he was left alone with the President, and Trump said, "I hope you can see your way clear to …

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26 Little Details From "Harry Potter" That'll Totally Blow Your Mind

Consider me stupefied.

13 Best Trips for Harry Potter Fans

Next stop: The Hogwarts Express.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Apartment Therapy and was written by Julie Sprankles. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Calling all Potterheads! Take your tired ol' bucket list and toss it in the trash, because we're about to write a new one—the …

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Unlock The Library - History Extra

The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine

See the real-life locations used in the 'Harry Potter' movies

The Harry Potter film franchise is known for utilising some the UK's most iconic landscapes and buildings.<p>Often, though, buildings have been heavily edited beyond recognition for a more wizardly feel and locations are hard to place.<p>Fortunately, the Visit Britain Shop has created a map for Potter …

Film Industry

10 surprising facts about William the Conqueror and the Norman conquest

The first Norman king of England, William the Conqueror changed the course of England's history when he invaded in 1066. Here, historian Marc Morris …

Brahmanism

Brahmanism is an ideology and a way of life, originating from the history of the Vedas, often called a philosophy, practised on the basis of specific …

A brief history of the afterlife

What happens to us when we die? Will we recognise ourselves? Will we be re-united with those who have gone before? Since the time of the ancient …

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

From Sumer to Sacremento, this map shows the full history of urbanization around the world. Watch as world's cities are born one-by-one, beginning with [arguably] the world's first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>The history of urbanization, 3700 BC - 2000 AD (interactive</i> …

Data Visualization

8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Richard the Lionheart

Richard I – aka Richard the Lionheart – is remembered for being a chivalrous English king, for battling Saladin during the Crusades, and for …

Medieval Christmas: how was it celebrated?

It is today associated with merriment, gift giving and indulgence. But how was Christmas celebrated in the Middle Ages? Here, Dr Matthew Champion …

A virtuous Viking: the medieval legend of Havelok the Dane

Many regions of England are fascinated by their Viking heritage, and that was as true in the medieval period as it is today. Here, Dr Eleanor Parker …

Archaeology

12 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were the civil wars fought in England and Wales between the Yorkist and Lancastrian dynasties between 1455 and 1485. Though …

Abbey to offer unique new perspective on Battle of Hastings

Secret staircase to roof of gatehouse at Battle Abbey, East Sussex, will give visitors unparalleled view of scene of William the Conqueror ’s victory in 1066<p>A spectacular view of the site of the Battle of Hastings, a panorama available only to gulls and roofing contractors, will open to the public …

Life of the Week: Queen Mary I

This week marks the anniversary of the death of the first queen regnant of England, Mary I, and the accession of her half-sister, Elizabeth I<p>For …

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I (1533–1603) is one of the most iconic figures in history. The daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, she was England’s …

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In pictures: Alice in Wonderland

November sees the launch of a British Library exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s …

Elizabeth I’s love life: was she really a ‘Virgin Queen’?

For a queen known for her alleged virginity, Elizabeth I’s love life has long been the subject of great speculation. Here, Dr Anna Whitelock, a …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Black Death

It is one of the worst catastrophes in recorded history – a deadly plague that ravaged communities across Europe, changing forever their social and …

Travel Inspiration: The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Join DreamPlanGo's Community<p><b>Join over 100,000 travel enthusiasts!</b><br>Get DreamPlanGo's latest articles straight to your inbox, plan your next trip, help …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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