Archive for: October 2016

How to spot a dragon: a guide for mythical reptiles

The De Grey family crest at the De Grey Mausoleum
Posted:
31 October 2016
Posted By:
Franziska Wittenstein
Categories:
History Uncovered

In medieval bestiaries, there were many terms for dragons – dragon, wyrm, worm, orm, serpent, and even wyvern. However, over time these gradually differentiated into several different creatures. We've put together this useful identification guide to help you recognise the mythical reptile you ar...

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What was the legacy of William the Conqueror?

Painting of the Battle of Hastings
Posted:
14 October 2016
Posted By:
Christian Bace
Categories:
History Uncovered

Today we mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings – arguably the most important date in English history. The Norman Conquest brought about the most radical change in society ever seen in England, and the question of whether this was for the better or for the worse is very much open to ...

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Walking the Great Stones Way

Sarah Baxter walking the Great Stones Way
Posted:
3 October 2016
Posted By:
Sarah Baxter
Categories:
Things To Do

Running through the Wiltshire countryside from near Swindon to Stonehenge, the Great Stones Way is one of England's newer hiking trails. Sarah Baxter, travel writer and author of A History of the World in 500 Walks, set off in the footsteps of our ancestors. Neolithic man didn’t have a motorca...

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