Ancient Civilisations

All About History Book of Kings & Queens is now on sale!

War. Betrayal. Conquest. Murder. Honour. Love.   Take a look at the most iconic monarchs from throughout history, from Nefertiti and Darius the Great to the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Discover 30 kings and queens who changed the world … Continued

People & Politics

The gruesome origin of ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’

The phrase ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’ came into popular usage in Victorian England to mean nothing or very little, but was there a real Fanny Adams? The answer is yes, and her story is anything but sweet

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Harrogate History Festival 2015

Join Special Guests Neil Oliver, Melvyn Bragg, Michael Morpurgo and more for a weekend of literary wonder and epic tales of human history

Industry & Inventions

Did William Webb Ellis really invent rugby?

Over the next six weeks, teams from twenty nations will compete to hoist the William Webb Ellis Cup. Or should that be the Jem Mackie Cup?

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