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The Curious Case of Driving on the Right vs. the Left

The Curious Case of Driving on the Right vs. the Left. How did this custom begin and why do some countries adopt one or the other?

Image created by Craiyon of a Queen sitting on a horse

Podcast Episode 88 l Mercian Queen Cynethryth

This Fantastic Women Series podcast is about Cynethryth, who was Queen of Mercia and exerted power and influence along with her husband King Offa.

Craiyon generated image of a women who seems like a queen, wearing a crown sitting on a purple throne

Fantastic Women Series l Cynethryth: Queen of Mercia

This Fantastic Women Series post is about Cynethryth, who was Queen of Mercia and exerted power and influence along with her husband King Offa.

This image was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory in October 2014. The image blends two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. The active regions of the Sun appear brighter. Credit: NASA/SDO.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

Halloween! Why is it celebrated? It used to be the Celtic end of harvest festival of Samhain, which later became All Hallows Eve.

Reconstruction of the head of an adult male Homo heidelbergensis on display in the Hall of Human Origins in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC Source World History Encyclopedia

Britain’s Earliest Humans from over 600,000 years ago Lived in Canterbury

Archaeological discoveries made on the outskirts of Canterbury, Kent (England) confirm the presence of early humans in southern Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, making it one of the earl...

Remains of Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, England

Hadrian’s Wall and Vindolanda – Remains of a Roman Britain

Here is a video and blogpost on Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda - Remains of a Roman Britain, They ruled for 400 years and built forts, roads and walls.

Remains of Ambleside Roman Fort, Lake District. 360onhistory.com

Ambleside Roman Fort

A video on the Ambleside Roman Fort in the UK from when Britain was a province of the huge Roman Empire. This is part of the history of Lake District

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui on a purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea in Belgium. 360 on History

Painted Lady butterfly populations see a boom in Europe when it rains in Africa

Painted Lady populations see a boom in Europe when it rains in Africa says to a new study. This means climate change in Africa can impact their numbers.

Map of Pakistan in Asia

On This Day: Pakistan becomes an independent country – August 14, 1947

August 14, 1947 Pakistan becomes an independent county, separates from India, British rulers leave the sub-continent after almost 200 years.

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