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'Racton Man' – copyright The Novium museum
19th December 2014
A quarter of a century after his skeleton was discovered on West Sussex farmland, 'Racton Man' has been revealed as an important warrior chief of the Bronze Age
The princes in the Tower (The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
3rd December 2014
Following the success of the Richard III exhumation, there may be a case for analysing the remains of other eminent individuals such as Elizabeth I and the princes in the Tower, historian Dan Jones has said
Cars drive past Stonehenge. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
3rd December 2014
More than 8,500 people have put their names to a petition objecting to a proposal to build a traffic-easing dual carriageway and road tunnel by Stonehenge
Richard III remains (University of Leicester)
2nd December 2014
New genealogical research proves “beyond reasonable doubt” that the remains discovered underneath a Leicester car park in 2012 are those of the last Plantagenet king, Richard III
Image credit University of Leicester
2nd December 2014
A leading historian has called into question the validity of new data that is said to prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that the remains discovered underneath a Leicester car park in 2012 are those of Richard...
German soldiers, WW1, Christmas 1915 (Popperfoto/Getty Images)
25th November 2014
It has fiercely divided public opinion, being branded ‘dangerous and disrespectful’ by the Guardian, and hailed by others as a beautiful tribute to soldiers. But for First World War expert Professor Mark...
24th November 2014
How did Britain grow to become a global, industrial superpower? Over the course of an hour, historian Dr Seán Lang will guide you through the nation’s past – from Stonehenge to the Scottish referendum
24th October 2014
It is unlikely that Tutankhamun died in a chariot crash, as was previously thought, because he had a clubbed foot that would have prevented him from riding in one in the first place
English Heritage
23rd October 2014
Four new historical sites, including Eastbourne pier and a shipwreck, have been added to English Heritage’s At Risk register, which monitors and manages the condition of Britain’s most valuable, but...
Hilary Mantel at the 2014 History Weekend
22nd October 2014
Malmesbury was abuzz with excitement over the weekend as thousands of history fans flocked to the Wiltshire market town to listen to talks by top-name historians and authors, in BBC History Magazine’s second...
17th October 2014
A set of 30 History Weekend tickets to sold out lectures by historians including Dan Snow and Dominic Sandbrook has just been released
Painting of Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hilliard. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)
29th September 2014
Her reign is seen by many as a ‘golden age’ of English history; a period popularised by the likes of William Shakespeare and Francis Drake. Now, the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, has been voted the best queen...
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