Things you didn't know

Is 15 June 1215 the true date of Magna Carta? How did people get married in medieval Europe? When was the ancient Roman city of Pompeii first excavated? Where did the D-Day operations occur during the Second World War, and were they a success? We bring you the history facts you need to know, on periods from ancient and medieval history through to the 20th century, on subjects from Henry VIII’s wives to the slang words used in the trenches of the First World War…

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