History

The Bridges That Built London

Between Richmond and the North Sea 30 bridges span the river Thames in London, they carry people across a stretch of river that is 35 miles long. These extraordinary structures connect a population of nearly 8 million and have been the making of London, Britains capital. Millions of Londoners cross these bridges every week, most probably don't give them a second thought but for British art hist

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Warlords

Warlords

On July 6th 1940 in Berlin Adolf Hitler celebrated his victory in Europe, his army chief called him the greatest warlord in history. From Moscow Hitlers collaborator, the Russian leader Joseph Stalin sent his congratulations. In London the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was isolated and the American President Franklin Roosevelt stood aloof. In the coming five years everything in the r

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The Search For Troy

For centuries archaeologists have tried to find the legendary city of Troy but without success. Troy is famous for the scene of the Trojan War, the fight for the worlds most beautiful woman, Helen of Troy and the ruse that won her back, the Trojan Horse. It's a story that has been told and retold by poets and actors for thousands of years but is it real? Did the city of Troy actually exist? A c

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The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

The Greeks, a people known to be glorious and arrogant, valiant and headstrong, these were the men and women who laid the very foundations for western civilization. Their monuments still recall perhaps the most extraordinary two centuries in history, a time which saw the birth of science, politics, philosophy, literature and drama. It was a period in time which saw levels of art and architectur

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Egypt’s Lost Queens

Egypt’s Lost Queens

Ancient Egypt, a rich history that lasted for over 6,000 years. The lives and deaths of its leading characters still fascinate us to this day and when we visit museums featuring exhibitions on this period of our history we typically encounter monumental statues of monumental men but where exactly are all the women of ancient Egypt? The most famous of these women is of course Cleopatra The Great

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The Real Jesus Christ

Around 25 years after the death of Jesus Christ, the movement he had inspired split into two factions, these factions held very different views of their leader, his identity, message and vision. A power struggle quickly ensued and one of these factions under the guiding genius of St. Paul emerged the winner. Eventually he had written his version of Jesus's story in the Gospels of the New Testam

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Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

In the year 1162 deep in the heart of Asia a child was born, he was clutching a blood clot, a so called sign from heaven that he was destined to be a great warrior. His life was to become a legend, his name was Genghis Khan. Many believe his story is a simple one, that being he was the incarnation of evil, a brutal barbarian that butchered millions of people. The real character of Genghis however

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Machines Of Ancient China

While Europe endured the so called Dark Ages, Ancient China reigned supreme as the worlds technological superpower, it is only now that we are discovering that many of the inventions that shape our modern world have there roots in this remarkable oriental civilisation. Some examples of these advancements are complex geared machines, that allowed production on an industrial scale, precision seis

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Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great the shining light of Ancient Greece, the prince from remote Macedonia would become the greatest conquer of all time. No one would have thought that someone would have tried to conquer the whole world, yet alone almost succeed. He was the first European to establish an Empire, an Empire which stretched from the Mediterranean to the end of the known world. Fame on the battlefi

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