Hilary Holmes

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How did 18th century’s literary women relieve domestic distress? With opiates

It wasn’t just men such as Coleridge and De Quincey who took drugs, study of Mary Robinson and Harriet Martineau reveals<p>The fantastical poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the scandalous journal of “opium eater” Thomas De Quincey notoriously celebrate the influence of opium. Now, beyond …


Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard – review

In tracing the roots of misogyny to Athens and Rome, Mary Beard has produced a modern feminist classic<p>This book is a mere slip of a thing: at 115 pages, small enough to fit into the most diminutive of bags or even (should you be in striding out mood) the pocket of an overcoat. But size, in this …


Brexit triggers Labour coup attempt as Corbyn stands firm – as it happened

Party leader releases defiant statement saying he will not resign Boris Johnson lays out his vision for a post-Brexit Britain Chris Bryant becomes 11th shadow cabinet member to quit Deputy leader says Labour ‘must be ready to form a government’ Len McCluskey implies Unite could deselect disloyal …

United Kingdom


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They Dance to a Song from 2015. But Watch When They Turn Around, INCREDIBLE!

When Michael Binder saw the mega viral hit that featured a bunch of dance scenes from popular movies matched up to the incredibly popular song, …

Fred Astaire

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

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

Usually viewed as being fought over the course of 30 years between the Houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne, the Wars of the Roses …

British History

Jane Austen's Bath Events

You Always Knew Your Cat Was Half Wild But Now There's Genetic Proof

A new study on house cats has found that our feline companions are actually only semi-domesticated.<p>People began domesticating cats around 9,000 years …