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August 27 in history

479 BC Persian forces led by Mardonius were routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea.

410 The… 589 more words


Marie Antoinette's last letter

Harewood House is a stately home on the outskirts of Leeds in the north of England. It’s owned by the Earl and Countess of Harewood, and the state rooms and gardens are open to the public. 675 more words


The Six Wives of Henry VIII

A couple of years ago when I worked at a well known bookstore I decided it was time to read more history and so I picked up… 842 more words