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British Pompeii guide uncovers grandfather’s WW2 account of ‘merciless’ Vesuvius blast

A historian who leads tours of Pompeii used to...

Medieval courts’ horror of straying women is modern fantasy, says scholar

In the 13th-century French romance Mort Artu, Guinevere is condemned...

DNA from 14thC teeth unravels mixed origin of Ashkenazi Jews

DNA from teeth unearthed in Central Germany has revealed the dual origin of Ashkenazi Jews in two distinct genetic, cultural and linguistic medieval communities. The study,...

Roman coins dismissed as fakes are genuine and depict ‘lost emperor’

Coins of an "emperor" Sponsian — long dismissed as...

Jeers at music-hall obscenity trial reveal Victorians’ varied values

The courtroom humiliation of a blushing moral crusader who...

Medals of courageous ‘Tail-end Charlie’ killed on 98th mission go on sale

The medals of a British airman who served with...

Summer night’s dream leads to true story of medieval love and exile

A firsthand account of a Jewish doctor's strange dream...

Initials and squiggles reveal hidden literacy of early modern England

In the winter of 1688-9, David Webber, a thatcher...

Soft spot for the Siamese cat reveals shifts in 20th-century society

With their rousing repertoire of miaows, chirps and yowls,...

Blue plaque honours ‘nosey parkers’ who shed light on WW2 civilian morale

It was criticised in the 1930s for recruiting "psychoanthroposociological...

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