History

Fuckin Abbot

The first recorded use of the word in English occurs in a 1528 manuscript copy of Cicero's epic work of moral philosophy, De Officiis. In the margin an anonymous monk has written, "fuckin Abbot". It is not imme...

Lucky Black Cats of War

This silk postcard embroidered in France during the first World War features various symbols that traditionally bring good fortune. The holly, mistletoe, shamrock and the horseshoe all flank the central fig...

Respecting The Dead

It was in the fictional programme The Tudors that George Boleyn was first depicted as a rapist. He brutally raped his wife anally on their wedding night. In this same programme George was also depicted as being...

Richard III – For A Horse

CATESBY Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue! The king enacts more wonders than a man, Daring an opposite to every danger: His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights, Seeking for Richmond in the t...