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The Terrible Tale of Ælfheah – Archbishop of Canterbury

Being the Archbishop of Canterbury is probably not the easiest job in the world.  You might have a nice palace in London and an entourage of officials around you but there is no doubt lots of travelling, meetings to have … Continue reading

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The full text of The Magna Carta

The Ancient Greeks were amongst the first to enjoy very limited freedoms and some found themselves to live without a master.    Their great rivals the Persians similarly had equal rights for men and women and all races were free … Continue reading

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Have they found the missing bones of King Alfred The Great?

Following the surprise identification of King Richard III in a car-park in Leicester last year, fresh impetus was given to try and fill in more of the blanks of Britain’s long line of monarchs. There are a few to choose … Continue reading

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