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A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!

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

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The Great Bed of Ware

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

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Lucy’s Bone

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

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Let me pass, I am your queen

“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

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King George’s Albatrosses

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

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