Mythical Creatures: The Headless Blemmyes

Although people living in medieval Europe knew a lot more of the wider world than many initially think, with strong trade links in Asia and northern Africa, they were still intrigued about what lay beyond the land known to man, and stories of mythical creatures abounded. One such creature which fascinated for centuries was the... Continue Reading →

When Pineapples Were The Height Of Luxury

If you go to a supermarket in a developed country today, then you will find aisles upon aisles of fresh fruit and vegetables imported from all over the world. Carrots, potatoes, broccoli, lettuce, apples, bananas, pears, peppers, avocado, lychees, pineapples. A whole pineapple will usually set you back about £1 in the UK. Whilst pineapples... Continue Reading →

The Spanish Armada of 1588

The Spanish Armada is one of the most famous events in English history, and a story that many can recount. The terrible Spanish tried to invade to depose the beloved Elizabeth I, but due to English ingenuity and British weather it failed spectacularly. Of course, the story is never as clear cut as that, and... Continue Reading →

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