Category Archives: Q45 Do you know your history?
William Shakespeare’s tragic play ‘King Richard III’ includes the famous quote, ‘A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!’ spoken by Richard III after he lost his horse at the battle of Bosworth. The Bard was demonstrating how the value of things can change in an … Continue reading
The historic carved oak Great Bed of Ware has completed its move from the Victoria and Albert museum in South Kensington to take pride of place for a year at the tiny Ware museum. An official display at the musuem will be officially opened on 14 … Continue reading
Scientists say a 3.2million year old fossil of a metatarsal bone found in Hadar, Ethiopia confirms our ancestors could consistently walk upright. It represents a major advance in human evolution because the bone has all the hallmarks of the form and function … Continue reading
“Let me pass, I am your Queen”, are words allegedly spoken in 1821 by Caroline of Brunswick as she attempted to enter Westminster Hall at the coronation of her estranged husband King George IV. There’s a Queen Caroline in my tale as an … Continue reading
Researchers writing in ‘Polar Biology’ report a small group of light-mantled sooty albatrosses have chosen to nest on King George’s Island, one of the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica. The colony is the southern-most breeding location ever recorded for any albatross species (by … Continue reading