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Three times a charm for the Lizzy Windsor specialist

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On Saturday, the revamped Queen Elizabeth will be run and won. This race now contains more prize money than the Cox Plate. But it has always been a good race, but it has been let slide by the ATC in favour of the Slipper and other race. 701 more words

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Don't Kill the Messenger

I recently saw the movie 300 for the first time. I didn’t really like it, but that’s neither here nor there. At one part of the movie, King Leonidas of Sparta receives a messenger from Persia, and (Spoiler Alert!) ends up killing him. 684 more words


Medieval Nerds

I hope I drew you in with the strange title to this post. I had a deep thought the other day. I thought: what if there were some people throughout history that were born with certain talents, or good at things, but the things there were good at weren’t invented yet? 343 more words


Young Sir Pat

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The chief historical adviser of this very website is also the main contributor to the what seems like weekly Gai Waterhouse dedicated magazine… 3,595 more words

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History Lesson: 18th March

Now, I know it’s march and I know I haven’t done this segment on my blog for quite some time but I’m finally picking up a few things from last years schedule and adding a few different things in along the way. 494 more words


...St. Patrick wasn't Irish?!

St. Patrick wasn’t Irish?!
Yep, St. Patrick was Roman. Scholars are unsure of whether he was born in England, Scotland, or northern Wales. But he wasn’t Irish. 156 more words

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Rocket Cats are Go!

According to an article by National Geographic, these recently digitalised 16th Century German manuscripts show how “cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar.” 772 more words

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