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An old prophecy said that a virgin from the people would save France after a queen from abroad would nearly destroy the kingdom. This young…

The English eventually forced their way across the bridge but were met and outflanked by the larger force. The Duke of Clarence was killed, and…

While some call her ‘the Warrior Nun of Tibet’, others call her the ‘Tibetan Joan of Arc.’ Either way, Ani Pachen’s name will never fade…

Albert Brown was told by his doctor that he wouldn’t live to see his 50th birthday.  The strain of years spent in a Japanese labor…

Laurie Lubin visited Rockaway Beach in 1966 when she was almost 14 years old. She found a pair of dog tags on a chain with…

Bletchley Park will make its archives available on the Internet, giving an insight into the famous code-breaking centre’s work. The centre’s archive includes a range…

Certainly, men who were rendered insane by shellshock sometimes wandered aimlessly about No Man’s Land, screaming incoherently or moaning. Whether you’re a believer in the…

The Scottish took full advantage of this situation. By the end of the year they had retaken almost all of their land and even raided…

Women warriors of the ancient world Warfare has traditionally been a man’s world. The reasons for this varies historically and culturally but, regardless of time…

There is an old English folk song called Polly Oliver. It tells of a young woman who dresses as a man to enlist as a…

  Today, Paris is a peaceful city, a rich cultural hub, and home to one of the most powerful governments in Europe. But over the…

At the Siege of Orleans in 1429, in yet another brutal phase of the Hundred Year’s War, the English suffered a major blow to their…