History Uncovered

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Five fantasy castles and their real life counterparts

Posted:
5 July 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
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History Uncovered

Castles have long been a cornerstone in the world of fantasy storytelling across literature, TV, film and gaming. While the fortresses described in fiction are often exaggerated, many have parallels with the elaborate style and tactical design of real castles. Here we examine some of the most famous...

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Neolithic food miles: travelling to Stonehenge

Reconstruction drawing of part of the settlement at Durrington Walls in abotu 2500 BC. © Historic England (drawing by Peter Lorimer)
Posted:
21 June 2018
Posted By:
Dr Richard Madgwick
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History Uncovered

Today, especially at the midsummer and midwinter solstices, people travel thousands of miles to gather and celebrate at Stonehenge. In the late Neolithic period it was a gathering place too: the contemporary site of Durrington Walls, which lies around 2 miles north-east of Stonehenge, played host to...

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