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How well do you know the Romantic poets? - quiz

We're two centuries on from the high watermark of a heroic age for writers. From deathless couplets to dieting tips, test your knowledge of the lives and works of Byron and co<p>1815 saw the publication of a book of songs with lyrics by Lord Byron including She Walks in Beauty and The Destruction of …

Literature

George V: How To Keep Your Crown

In May 1910 seven kings (of Belgium, Greece, Norway, Spain, Bulgaria, Denmark and Portugal), one emperor (of Germany) and some 30 princes and …

SCP Classics Collection

Since it launched in 1985, design company and retailer SCP has produced some of the most iconic pieces in British design. Now, 30 years later, the company is celebrating its heritage with the launch of the SCP Classics collection, set to debut at London's Clerkenwell Design Week in May. Founder …

Design

Why Daredevil Made It Hard for Me to Love Avengers: Age of Ultron

<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> opened this weekend, and though it didn’t <i>quite</i> break the box-office records many had hoped it would, it still pulled in a staggering $191.3 million in its domestic debut. That means a <i>lot</i> of you saw it. And why wouldn’t you? It’s filled with characters you love and written …

Marvel Universe

Today is the birthday of the most badass woman traveler of all time

TODAY IS THE 152ND BIRTHDAY of Nellie Bly, one of the most badass travelers of all time. Bly is best known for traveling around the world in a mere …