Friday, December 9, 2022

Mark Bridge

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

Coins of an "emperor" Sponsian — long dismissed as forgeries — are genuine and reveal the existence of a forgotten military leader and breakaway...

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

The medals of a British airman who served with distinction as a "Tail-end Charlie" and was killed on his 98th mission only weeks before...

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

The courtroom humiliation of a blushing moral crusader who sought to end the "evil" of music-hall innuendo gives unparalleled insights into Victorian attitudes to...

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

A firsthand account of a Jewish doctor's strange dream and sleepwalking accident on the island of Chios is one of the most unusual medieval...

Initials and squiggles reveal hidden literacy of early modern England

In the winter of 1688-9, David Webber, a thatcher from Stogursey in Somerset noticed that hay was being stolen from his rick. According 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...

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

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

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

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