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World War 1 changed the modern world and shaped a generation. Find out about the experiences of some of the famous writers who served in the Great War.
The Rebecca Riots lasted for several years, mainly in Wales. But just who was "Rebecca" and what were the riots about?
Did the British receive divine assistance at the Battle of Mons, or were the Angels simply fictional? Cynics suggest there may be an even darker side to the Angel of Mons.
Glamis Castle has secret rooms, a monster, ghosts and a royal connection. Find out more about what is perhaps Scotland's most haunted castle.
Liberty Bonds received huge publicity during World War 1, but what were they?
Why did Britain have a Regency Era? What was the Regency Era and what happened in it?
English bulldogs may seem fierce, but actually they are docile and friendly. Whether you are after a tough name or a gentle name, here are a selection of ideas for names for English bulldogs.
If you're expecting your own little prince or princess, why not consider giving them a "royal" baby name?
Gas, guns and grenades weren't the only weapons in World War 1. Find out why sometimes primitive clubs, knives and daggers were more effective.
You may not have heard of Laurence Binyon or all of his poem For the Fallen, but four of the lines of the poem are familiar to anyone who has ever attended a Remembrance Day service.
It's an iconic cream that sits in the handbags of beauty editors and celebrities all over the world. Should you buy Elizabeth Arden's cult classic 8 Hour Cream? A review to help you decide.
Millions of men passed through the armies of World War 1. Some were volunteers, but a great many were conscripts. Find out about conscription in World War 1.
She's one of the most iconic images of American womanhood during World War 2, yet this poster was barely seen during the war. Often mistaken for Rosie the Riveter, this is the story of the We Can Do It! poster by J...
Several navies share a common official march: Heart of Oak. The lyrics celebrate strong ships and brave men. Find out the story behind Heart of Oak.
Life was hard for soldiers and conscientious objectors alike during World War 1. Find out why men became "Conchies" and how they were treated.
Life in the trenches of World War 1 was squalid. Trench fever was one consequence of the dirty conditions but it wasn't an all together unwelcome complaint. Find out what caused trench fever in World War 1.
Troops on the front line in World War 1 didn't just fear the enemy. Their own trenches made them ill and they feared one condition almost as much as the enemy's guns: trench foot.
James Montgomery Flagg was one of the USA's most famous illustrators. During World War 1 he not only created one of the most iconic images of the USA's war, but he also featured in it. Find out about J M Flagg and his...
It's the most famous poster of World War 1, but who designed it, where did it first appear and just who is that man with the large moustache? The story behind the "Your Country Needs You" poster.
Traditional and more unusual baby names for Christmas arrivals. Choose a name for your Christmas baby.
The Tudors are one of England's most notorious and fascinating royal dynasties. The recent TV show took some enormous liberties with the facts of their lives. Find out some interesting, and real, facts about the...
Most of the world's traffic drives on the right side of the road, but it's not always been this way. In the past, most people travelled on the left. Why did they change and which countries still drive on the left?
Wales contains some of the UK's most beautiful scenery. Its also a country that has had a turbulent past. Find out some interesting facts about the "land of song".
German Shepherds are intelligent, loyal and protective dogs. Find the perfect name for your German Shepherd.
Stuck for a theme for your Halloween party? Find a great Halloween theme for adults, whether you are looking for scary, fun or sassy!
Get some ideas for Halloween costumes for you and a friend. Whether you want to be funny, cute or scary, find some great ideas for Halloween costumes for couples.
Stuck for a name for a Golden Retriever? Here is a list of names for both girl and boy Retrievers that will give you a few ideas.
The Thames is perhaps the UK's most famous river and it's certainly the longest in England. However, there are a lot more interesting facts to learn about the River Thames.
Remember those spooky little girls holding hands in the corridor in The Shining? Here's some more information about The Shining Twins, including how to be one for Halloween.
Don't let Surfer's Ear spoil your sport or your life. Find out how to prevent and treat Surfer's Ear.
The Armistice that ended World War 1 was signed on 11th November 1918. Find out the events surrounding the Armistice.
Songs during World War 1 weren't just for entertainment, they were for propaganda purposes too. Troops, however, often sent their own messages back to their officers and governments via their own subversive songs.
Cornwall's regiment in World War 1 was the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Many of Cornwall's young men flocked to join the colours and a great many fell on the fields of Flanders and beyond.
What's the connection between England and Jerusalem? Do you know your John Bull from your Guy Fawkes? Find out some interesting facts about England!
The Menin Gate in Ypres is a lasting memorial to the missing soldiers of Britain and the Commonwealth. The memorial itself is not the only tribute to the soldiers; each night the people of Ypres pay their respects at...
Many Irish names have a wonderful, magical feel. If you are looking for a Gaelic name for a baby, why not consider a traditional Irish baby name?
The market for teaching assistant jobs is highly competitive. Whether you are looking for a part time job with children or looking for experience before becoming a teacher, find out how to get a job as a teaching...
The Black Death had devastating consequences for the people of Europe. Surprisingly, there were some beneficial results of the Black Death too.
Medieval treatment for the Black Death ranged from the weird to the desperate, but ultimately, all the cures for the Black Death were ineffective. Find out about the attempted remedies for the plague.
The Black Death caused millions of deaths in Medieval Europe. Find out about the symptoms of the Black Death.
The Black Death ripped through Europe in the mid fourteenth century causing death on an unprecedented scale. At the time people didn't understand the disease, but now scientists have pieced together what caused the...
Just what made World War 1 a World War? Which countries actually fought during the conflict and where did the fighting take place?
Poison gas was first used as a weapon during World War 1. Gas, the original chemical weapon, was feared by troops and despised by the public.
If you are looking for a fascinating career, you might consider becoming a parapsychologist. Find out what it takes to become a parapsychologist and where you can find parapsychology courses.
Many paranormal investigators hope to capture a ghost or a UFO on camera, yet there isn't yet any undisputed evidence. How to increase your chances of successfully capturing paranormal phenomena on camera.
Paranormal investigators are more than just ghost hunters, they research paranormal activity in a scientific manner. Find out how to become a paranormal investigator.
World War 1 changed the way women viewed themselves and the way the world viewed them. The changing roles of women during World War 1.
A genealogy timeline can help you organise your family history and open up new lines of enquiry. Learn how to create a genealogy timeline to uncover more of your family history.
World War One began in 1914, sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The underlying causes were more complicated than a political murder. An overview of the short and long term causes of World War...
WW1 posters were used not just for recruitment, but for a range of propaganda purposes. Find out the story behind the propaganda posters of WW1.
Just what is a historical fiction novel? Here are the characteristics that make for a great historical fiction book.
The Sex Pistols celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 with their single "God Save the Queen". Why is it that 35 years later, it is still being talked about?
Enjoy a visit to Highclere Castle, the real location of the TV period drama Downton Abbey.
Discover some of the world's most haunted famous and historical places.
Cornwall is well known for sun, sea and sand, but if you venture away from the tourist traps you can still find some less well known attractions. Here are a few of the best places to visit in Cornwall.
The Tudors are cool again. For the past few centuries Henry VIII has been regarded as a bloated, ulcerated wife-killer whilst his unfortunate assortment of spouses have been reduced to a playground ditty -...
Jane Austen brings her world to life through her novels. Although more than 200 years separates us from Jane, you can still get close to her by visiting her favourite places. Here are the must-see sights for Jane...
Just because you have a dog it doesn't mean your house should smell. Simple advice to get rid of dog smells in your house.
Thorin Oakenshield is one of the main characters in the upcoming Hobbit films. Meet Richard Armitage, the actor who will play him.
Are you feeling like you have nothing but bad luck? Do you think you are a loser? The good news is that getting good luck is a skill you can learn.
Helping your dog to feel happy and comfortable on a long journey isn't difficult, but it takes some preparation and a little training. Here are some tips for stress-free journeys with your dog.
Lacock in Wiltshire is a beautiful, quintessentially English village. It is also a popular filming location for productions from Cranford to Harry Potter. Can you spot your favourite scene?
If you are looking for a traditional but unusual name for a baby, why not try a Welsh name. Whether you have a boy or a girl, Wales can offer plenty of beautiful names.
The Shining is regarded as one of the scariest horror stories ever. But just where do you find the Overlook Hotel, the foreboding location at the heart of the film?
Skin looking a little dull and lifeless? Clarins Beauty Flash Balm offers instant radiance. Find out if it lives up to its claims.
Hampton Court Palace was home to the turbulent Tudors and apparently some haven't left yet. Find out why young Catherine Howard replays one of the most poignant scenes of her life over and over again, along the...
Our lips can suffer in hot and cold weather, drying out and getting chapped. Follow these easy tips to keep luscious lips all year round.
The television schedules and book stores are full of them, but could you actually find a vampire? Here are a few of the traditional as well as the less well known places to find a vampire.
The Burgh Island Hotel has attracted the good, the great and the infamous. This luxurious hotel is now refurbished in its original Art Deco style and awaits your check-in.
Looking for an unusual name for your baby? Try these Cornish baby names for tradition with a twist.
London doesn't have the monopoly on unusual historic pubs. Join me on a pub crawl around Bristol's finest old pubs.
Britain's got thousands of great pubs, but a few are very special, if not unique. Why? It's all in the name - the very odd name!
Bodmin Moor has a wild and desolate beauty, but are you brave enough to venture out amongst the ghosts, Dandy Dogs and the Beast?
Don't leave your car keys hidden under a rock, or worse, buried in the sand when you head into the ocean! Here are two products to keep your keys safe while you surf.
Dog walking should be a pleasure, not a chore. With the right preparation you and your companion can stay healthy and safe, whatever the weather.
Ghosts aren't just for Halloween! You can be haunted at any time of the year in Cornwall. See another side to the UK's favourite holiday destination.
PCOS affects more than just a woman's reproductive health. It can cause long term health issues and wreck self esteem. Find out more about this pernicious condition.
There are plenty of pubs to choose from in London. Here are a few of the more unusual choices.
Historical fiction combined with action and adventure - what could be better! Here are a few of the best historical fiction adventure books.
Cinnamon is more than simply an exotic flavour. For centuries it has been used to treat a range of ailments and in recent years modern research has started to recognise its benefits.
With miles of beaches, Cornwall is one of England's most popular holiday destinations. But the fun need not stop when the sun deserts you and the rain rolls in. Here are some things to do in Cornwall when it rains.
If Elizabeth I had to square up to Queen Victoria, who would win? A humorous look at two famous queens.