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  • Missing keys hunt unearths treasure trove find

    07/31/2013 5:32:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Shropshire Star ^ | July 29, 2013 | unattributed
    When farmer Ifor Edwards dropped his keys in a field he had no idea the search to find them would result in the discovery of buried treasure. Mr Edwards, 56 and his wife Anna, 40, called in enthusiasts from Wrexham Heritage Society when he lost his keys on land at Oak Farm in Bronington, near Whitchurch. But as well as finding his keys -- which had gone through a lawn mower -- the team armed with metal detectors also found 14 mediaeval coins dated from the 14th and 15th centuries. At an inquest in Ruthin the North East Wales Coroner...
  • Ministers refuse to mark Waterloo: Campaigners say Government do not want to offend France

    06/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 44 replies
    Dail;yMail ^ | June 13, 2013 | Ian Drury
    Tt is often regarded as the British Army’s greatest military victory. Led into battle by the Duke of Wellington, UK troops routed Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, a triumph ushering in almost a century of peace and stability in Europe. But the Government is refusing to mark the battle’s 200th anniversary in 2015 amid suspicions it does not want to offend France. SNIP Brussels is spending at least £20million on commemorative events, including restoring the battlefield. SNIP James Morrow, secretary of Waterloo 200, ...said he was ‘disappointed’. SNIP ‘The Belgian government has spent millions on events to commemorate the...
  • His people adored Edward VIII - until the day he fell in love with that 'jolly plain' adventuress

    02/02/2010 11:41:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies · 924+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2010 | Juliet Gardnier
    The royal princes plodded slowly and sadly behind the coffin of their father, George V, as it was hauled through the streets of London to lie in state in Westminster Hall. In the silent crowd, Bloomsbury artist Vanessa Bell looked on the gun carriage draped with the royal standard and surmounted by the Imperial Crown and thought it 'unexpectedly lovely'. But then she caught sight of the new King, Edward VIII. What struck her was not just that he looked utterly miserable and very small, but that he was 'disreputable, patchy and debauched'. She was not impressed.
  • Evidence found of ancient tribute to King Arthur's Round Table

    08/28/2006 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 58 replies · 3,308+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 Aug 2006 | BEN CLERKIN & CHARLOTTE GILL
    It is a legendary artefact of British history - albeit one for which there is no evidence. In 1344, King Edward III supposedly built a huge round hall to house a table for his 300 knights. His aim was to recreate the Arthurian legend of the Knights of the Round Table. The only problem was that - much like King Arthur's original Table at Camelot - many historians doubted whether it actually existed. Until now that is. For archaeologists digging up the Queen's front lawn at Windsor Castle yesterday unearthed a spectacular find. Below the turf of one of the...