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History & Geography

The Heart of Paris

23/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Last week, the French capital, Paris, was at the centre of world attention as people watched its famous cathedral burn and its spire crash down in flames....

Ostara and… the Easter Egg

17/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Did you know, the Christian festival that we call Easter in English originally takes its name from a Saxon goddess called Ostara? But, who was Ostara and...

Celebrating spring at Stonehenge!

20/03/2019 by Victoria Heward
Every year thousands of tourists visit Stonehenge. They all want the answers to the same questions. When?                How?  Who?     ...

History: St Valentine’s Day

12/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
The celebration of St Valentine’s Day on 14th February originates in a mixture of ancient fertility rites, pagan myths and Christian traditions. There...

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...