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 →

Mythical Creatures: Medieval Elves

It is a fairly common belief that the legend of elves was created by JRR Tolkien amongst other now popular mythical creatures that he created. However, Tolkien simply popularised the creatures, and legends of elves have existed for centuries as a distinct legend from fairies (although the two legends often get conflated). The English word... Continue Reading →

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