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How Worcestershire sauce changed the way we look at medieval manuscripts.
How Chinese porcelain became a worldwide sensation, changing tastes and the global economy.
The long and complicated history of why there are 360 degrees in a circle.
An audacious plan to install an English saint as the patron saint of Ireland.
The anniversary of the abolition of slavery reminds us how visible the memory of Britain’s slave trade remains.
Recent government proposals are merely the latest in a long history of hostility.
Quarantine is intended to protect, but it can also punish.
In Anglo-Saxon England a hill could be a dragon’s lair and a ditch the home of gods.
What does it mean to rebuild Notre-Dame?
The first pilgrim settlers to America tried, and failed, to settle in Newfoundland.