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Queen Victoria’s gave birth to her first daughter, who she named Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, on this day in 1840… #OTD  #ThisDayInHistory 

Listen: @HallieRubenhold  on her book ‘The Five’, which explores the lives of Jack the Ripper’s victims and recently won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction #podcast 

Remarkable archaeological discoveries have revealed that Norse longboats even travelled huge distances to North America…

Who were Queen Victoria’s children? Everything you need to know about her sons and daughters

John F Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, was assassinated #OnThisDay  in 1963… #OTD 

“Given the history of the nation, the fact that Welsh identity still exists at all is in many ways remarkable” | @martinjohnes  considers the history of Wales


75 years ago today, Allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in history, marking the beginning of the campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation #DDay75  #DDay  #WW2  #DDayLandingL #LestWeForgetanding

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"The truth is there is no written evidence that 31 October was linked to the supernatural in England before the 19th century" #Halloween 

"No one questions military history, because we all accept large scale violence as normal, but because sex is naughty people can act as though studying sexuality is just a bit of a giggle," says Dr Eleanor Janega ()

How an African man named Yasuke became Japan’s first foreign-born samurai (via @BBCNews )

#OnThisDay in 2013, archaeologists confirmed that a skeleton discovered in a Leicester car park was, as they suspected, #RichardIII … #OTD 

“It is thought that she rescued around 300 slaves directly – including some of her brothers, their families and her own parents – and gave instructions to help dozens more…” Tubman#Harriet  #HarrietTubman