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Eight tips for those wishing to emulate one of history’s purest forms of people-power, from historian Paul Cartledge... #ancientGreece 

Enjoying #Harlots  on BBC iPlayer? Find out more from @HallieRubenhold  about ‘The Harris’s Lists’, which reveal much about the situation of the courtesans of the Georgian period…

Medieval charter brings lockdown village market to a halt (via @BBCNews )

“The Edict of Worms declared Luther to be a ‘notorious heretic’, branded his followers as outlaws and proclaimed that his books should be burned...”

“The fact Lincoln was martyred elevated him to a status, not just in the US but around the world, which he most likely wouldn’t have had if he had lived,” says @aipsmith . What would Lincoln’s legacy be had he survived?

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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 

Medieval ‘wine windows’ are reopening, reviving Italian plague tradition (via @nypost )

"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 ()

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