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In 1805, a lady’s maid from Cork visited the palace of a Russian princess and inadvertently became one of the first published Irish writers on Russia.
A chivalric form of planned battle took place on 26 March 1351.
The path to Britain’s Civil Wars of the 17th century was paved in the three very different realms of England, Scotland and Ireland. But it was in the richest and most populous of these that crisis escalated into conflict.
Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism.
A far-reaching account of the significance of menopause in human evolution.
The long and complicated history of why there are 360 degrees in a circle.
Ernest Hemingway’s love of bullfighting bordered on obsession. Did he see his own insecurities reflected in the ring?
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The ‘Guerrilla Queen’ of Soviet Russia became a role model for women in combat.
With the aim of converting souls rather than punishing them, the Jesuits were vital collaborators in the Roman Inquisition.