The ‘Rouen’ of Joan of Arc

One day in May, 1431 people gathered to watch the spectacle in the city of Rouen, France. Someone was being burnt at the stake again, flames dancing around them. A witch? Usually, yes, witches were burnt at the stake but today it was a heretic and a famous one, who would go down in history. …

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Tutankhamun’s Treasures

Tutankhamun is believed to have ascended the throne around the age of eight/nine years and at the beginning of his reign he married his sister Princess Ankhesenamon (originally called Ankhesenpaaton), daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.  Born in 1334 BC and died around 18 years old. He actually has the smallest royal tomb in the Valley …

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Anne Boleyn and Hever Castle

Hever Castle is over 700 years old and was built in 1270. It was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Henry the VIII's 2nd wife. Unfortunately, she met a savage end, when she was beheaded by her husband, after being accused of high treason... Henry had 6 wives Divorced - Catherine of Aragon Beheaded - Anne Boleyn …

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Glastonbury and Legend of King Arthur

When someone says "Glastonbury" hippies, music, mud and fields filled with tents all come to mind - conjuring up imagines of the legendary Glastonbury Festival. However, Glastonbury has a long history, rich with legend and folklore. From the sword in the stone to the knights of the round table, King Arthur's legend has spread from …

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Granada, an Islamic History of a Spanish City

It is not widely known that Granada was one of the Muslim cities of Spain. Ornately decorated palaces, foreboding fortresses towering over the cities ramshackle, cobbled streets are what Granada is known for. Heavily influenced by Morocco's past culture and political support, Granada's culture is one of European combined with Arab architecture. Houses are covered …

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