History Uncovered

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Relax like a Roman

Posted:
18 December 2017
Posted By:
Andrew Roberts
Categories:
History Uncovered

Want some inspiration on how to spend some of your hard earned holiday? Look to the Romans. They really knew how to relax. Today people head to spas, shows or sporting events to unwind from the stresses of day-to-day life. It wasn’t too different for the inhabitants of Roman Britain. Take a tr...

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The illuminating history of lighting

Osborne lit up at night
Posted:
6 November 2017
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
History Uncovered, Things To Do

Forget the cold - the worst thing about winter is the dark. You wake up in the dark and get home in the dark. If you work indoors, you may sneak a slither of sunlight at lunchtime if you’re lucky, but that's your lot. The NHS estimates that 1 in 15 people get Seasonal Affective Disorder in the UK ...

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