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British History

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Graphic prepared for the arrival of the Royal baby looks at notable monarchs in British history

Graphic prepared for the arrival of the Royal baby looks at notable monarchs in British history

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip 3rd cousins

Royals have been marrying their cousins since time immemorial, traditionally as a means of strengthening political alliances. What might be surprising though is that members of the royal family have continued to marry their cousins, right up to the present day!

If The Roman Empire was a TV Series

United Kingdom The amazing original (519 – 10th century): Kingdom of Wessex. The pretty good sequel (927 – 1300): Kingdom

A family tree of the kings and queens of England (and later, of Britain) as well as several other royal houses of Europe. Starts with Charlemagne and goes to the new Prince George of Cambridge. #britishmonarchy #royalfamily

Starts with Charlemagne and includes the monarchs of England, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, and more. Updated to include the new Prince George of Cambridge.

Researchers have found 23 distinct Irish genetic clusters in Ireland and Britain. These are most distinct in western Ireland, but less pronounced in the east. In the stock image above, the many different territories making up the British Isles, including Ireland and the UK, can be seen

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have constructed a DNA map revealing the lasting genetic contributions from British, Scandinavian and French invasions.

It’s hard to believe, but as little as 300 years ago, British Royals routinely consumed human flesh and organs for medicinal purposes. According to research, this practice may have persisted to as late as the beginning of the 19th Century. Blood, brains, hearts, livers and even eyes were on the menu. The parts were often taken from dead soldiers or prisoners. Some monarchs even opted to extract the body parts directly from the corpses themselves to ensure they were as fresh as possible. #History

It’s hard to believe, but as little as 300 years ago, British Royals routinely consumed human flesh and organs for medicinal purposes. According to research, this practice may have persisted to as late as the beginning of the 19th Century. Blood, brains, hearts, livers and even eyes were on the menu. The parts were often taken from dead soldiers or prisoners. Some monarchs even opted to extract the body parts directly from the corpses themselves to ensure they were as fresh as possible…

Bob's Home For Writing: A-Z Challenge 2018 - Theme Reveal:British Rivers

If you live in the United Kingdom you are never far from a river, as this map for England shows - My theme this year will be British Rivers and you will soon see that many I will show will not appear on this map. The River Tees is the nearest major river to where we live so it's only natural that I should include a view of it here. Railway viaduct over the River Tees at Yarm, North Yorkshire Initial searches show me that I will be able to cover all but two letters (X and Z) without cheating…

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