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History & Geography

History: Fact or Fiction?

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
Historians have long debated whether King Arthur was a real person or just a hero of popular legend. Many of them think there was a real Arthur who lived...

History: Native Americans

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
When Columbus landed in America in 1492, thinking he was in India, he called the native people who lived there Indians. Native Americans once lived throughout...

History: The origins of Hallowe’en

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
The word Hallowe’en is short for All Hallows’ Eve and refers to the evening of 31st October. This is the evening before All Saints’ Day on 1st November,...

History: The Grand Tour

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Wilkie Collins’ father, William Collins, was a landscape painter and, in 1836, he left England with his young family in search of inspiration in Europe....

Geography: Life on Mars

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
Astronomers and philosophers have been interested in life on other planets for hundreds of years and Mars is usually the planet that inspires them most....

History: The Salem Witch Trials

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in a town called Salem in Massachusetts, USA, which was associated with witches in the 1690s. It was a time when most...