Daily History Byte: ‘Henry I’s remains’ found beneath tarmac at Reading Gaol

In 2011, the skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in Leicester, UK. Now, it’s possible that archaeologists have uncovered another of Britain’s kings under a carpark in Reading. Britain’s kings appear to be making a habit of this. First it was Richard III, whose bones were found under a car…

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Daily History Byte: The World’s First Travel Writer Was a Guy From Ancient Greece

Travel writing is an interesting and compelling genre. Readers are transported to distant lands and can learn about the locals and their customs, culture, and heritage. Travel writing originated with a Greek writer and traveler. You can thank second-century geographer and writer Pausanias for travel literature. Source: The World’s First…

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Daily History Byte: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents

William Shakespeare remains one of the most enigmatic playwrights in history. A recently-discovered trove of documents indicates that Shakespeare sought to better himself as many of his contemporaries did. Archival papers show the Bard was interested in improving his social status. Source: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents…

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Daily History Byte: Art experts fear serious earthquake damage to historic Italian buildings

A serious 6.2 earthquake struck Italy on August 24. The dead number around 160, and countless homes and buildings have been destroyed. On top of that, there has also been considerable destruction to many historical churches and other structures. Much of the damage has occurred in Amatrice and surrounding areas.…

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