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Braveheart: Fact or Fiction?

In May 1297 the course of Scottish history was changed forever when The Sheriff of Lanark, Sir. William Heselrig was hacked to death by a young Scottish patriot, his name was William Wallace or as we have come to know him, Braveheart. Wallace was a legend, a national hero but in this episode of Fact or Fiction TV personality Tony Robinson has gone to Scotland in order to discover the truth behi

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Cracking The Shakespeare Code

Imagine a country where many people have become convinced that much of what we know about William Shakespeare is wrong. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of one man, a chunk of the population believes in some hugely controversial ideas about Shakespeare and secret codes appearing in his work. The country in question is Norway, church organist Petter Amundsen has persuaded a best selling author to

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Ancient Mysteries: The Rosetta Stone

The British Museum in London is filled with many remarkable antiquities from ancient Egypt, among their treasures are 3,000 year old mummies and colossal statues which honour great pharaohs but there is one item that is more valuable than all the rest. At the entrance to their Egyptian collection is a large stone tablet, one that could be overlooked if not for its prominent position. It's known as

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Saddam: America’s Best Enemy

The Devil has been hunted down, captured and exhibited, America overcame Saddam Hussein a tyrant is dethroned, Iraq celebrates and the world is now free from evil. That is the legend but forty years of relations between Saddam Hussein and the United States tell a whole other story. This is the story of a man and a superpower who used one another, the United States regarded him to be a more reli

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We Stand Alone Together

We Stand Alone Together

Most of you will be well aware of HBO's critically acclaimed television mini-series Band of Brothers, well We Stand Alone Together serves as an epilogue of sorts to this. Through a number of interviews with the actual former soldiers who are depicted in "BoB" we learn first hand of the horror they experienced. The way this documentary is shot really captures the essence of perhaps being a young bo

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It Happened In Tiananmen Square

June 1989, for weeks hundreds of thousands of students of Chinese students and workers had defied their authority leaders and camped out in Beijing's Tiananmen Square calling for change. It was a revolution in the making, as people for the first time were questioning authority in China and this had never happened before. The protesters had captured the worlds attention, while the communist part

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Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

As we are all fully aware, money plays a big role in each of our lives. It is the very thing which allows us to live comfortably with a sense of security knowing that we have money in the bank. This being said, many will argue that currency also is responsible for much of the bad in the world. For something so critical in our lives it could be considered odd that many millions of Americans who

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Hidden Killers, The Post-War Home

The shadow of World War II loomed long, there was a desperate need to rebuild bomb damaged towns and cities because above all people wanted a safe place to live and to bring up their families. In the 1950's the government was under pressure to build new homes and as such started an ambitious building program, the time to look forward had come at last and the British wanted everything around the

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Italy’s Mystery Mummies

Thousands of mummies in the very heart of Europe, monks, doctors, soldiers and even children, dead yet resisting deaths inevitable decay in the catacombs in Italy's Catholic churches. Some of these mummies are so well preserved it is almost impossible to tel if they are dead or merely sleeping, but who made these mummies and why? First the first time these Italian churches are permitting scient

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