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Although published now nearly a century ago - in 1927 - Harold Lamb's highly successful biography Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men is still well worth a read.
Very ingenious - putting fake houses and roads on the roof of the big Boeing factory in Seattle so that it was not visible from the air.
The story of the fire of 1834 that destroyed almost all of the original Palace of Westminster.
On 3 March 2013, the Liberal Democrats marked their twenty-fifth birthday. The story of the party since 1988 has been a dramatic one, from near-extinction, through a failed realignment of the left, a period of rapidly changing leaders, and then into government, for the first time for a third party for sixty years.
Harold Wilson resigns on the 16th March, after having served as Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-76
Anthony Asquith, son of Liberal Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, stunt double in Boadicea and respected film director, never quite fulfilled the promise of his talent.
Blackwood’s Magazine (November 1833) decried the impact of the Great Reform Act on British politics, saying it had brought forth MPs who spent too much time giving speeches: The Reform Bill … has augmented two-fold that class of orators who spend their breath and not their money in securing their places [i.e. constituencies], and whose […]
Watch the new fun (yet educational) video from CGP Grey, which includes a spot-on section about driverless cars and also gives a mention to the robots that are now writing news stories: You can also watch this on YouTube.
Paul Cummins's ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, installed to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, manages to be both accessible and meaningful.
Watch the new fun (yet educational) video from CGP Grey: You can also watch this on YouTube.