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Funny story: History Review: The German Genius, by Peter Watson.

History Review: The German Genius, by Peter Watson.

Subtitle: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the 20th Century. The German contribution to western culture since the enlightenment has been immense, but the early 20th century and the Nazi era in particular damaged the image - almost irreparably. Can Watson set the record straight? Ken Lucid writes: "Oh, surely you're not bringing that on holiday," the Empres...

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Funny story: Athens and Sparta History to be Revised

Athens and Sparta History to be Revised

Athens GR: Subway construction in Greece's capitol city has unearthed an amphora containing a historical description written by Moussaka, a historian of the period 490 BC to 431 BC. There is new information about the relations between the Greek-city...

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Funny story: Latest Stonehenge revelation: Neolithic man used goal-line technology

Latest Stonehenge revelation: Neolithic man used goal-line technology

A recent historical excavation of Stonehenge has shocked the sports world by proving footballers of the Neolithic period employed goal-line technology. It is the latest exciting development regarding the prehistoric megalith, following on from las...

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Funny story: History Review: Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham and the birth of modern espionage, by Stephen Budiansky.

History Review: Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham and the birth of modern espionage, by Stephen Budiansky.

Can we trace our modern MI5/6 back to this puritan statesman? Ken Lucid writes: I'll be straight… they wanted me to review this new book about German cultural progress in the 18th to 20th centuries, The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution and the 20th Century, by Peter Watson. But if you think the title's a mouthful well get this - it's nearly a thousa...

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Funny story: History Review: Illingworth's War in Cartoons, by Mark Bryant.

History Review: Illingworth's War in Cartoons, by Mark Bryant.

Sub-titled One Hundred of his Greatest Drawings from the Daily Mail, 1939-1945 this is an attempt to raise Illingworth's profile to something approaching that enjoyed by his contemporaries David Low and Sydney Strube. Ken Lucid writes: This is great! Another effort by Mark Bryant. Recent books about Low and Strube were by his arch-enemy, Timothy S Benson and in fact Benson did one on Illingw...

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Funny story: History Review: Samuel Pepys, The Unequalled Self, by Claire Tomalin

History Review: Samuel Pepys, The Unequalled Self, by Claire Tomalin

Pepys left us a fascinating and insightful account of life in Restoration London. Ms Tomalin's biography is a welcome modern examination of the man himself. Ken Lucid was supposed to review this book when the paperback was published in 2003. He's just found his notes… Oh come on! This bloke's famous for writing a diary. Hello-o! What the bloody hell do you need a biography of a guy who w...

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Funny story: History Review: "Europe's Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War" by Peter H Wilson.

History Review: "Europe's Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War" by Peter H Wilson.

The Thirty Years War was a horrific series of conflicts but it has always seemed remote to the inhabitants of these islands - the last major survey in English was by CV Wedgwood 70 years ago. Ken Lucid considers this important new contribution… "First, I have to say sorry this review is late (published late last year - ed.)… but wow! This is one BIG book! It's got 851 pages - and that's not...

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Funny story: Prehistoric Porn found in Cave

Prehistoric Porn found in Cave

Archaeologists in France have discovered what they believe to be the oldest porn in existence. The pornography is depicted in a series of graphic paintings in a remote cave the archaeologists have named Le Grande Gash. British scientist and fl...

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Funny story: 1950s Quotes - They make you think...

1950s Quotes - They make you think...

How things change eh? This list was complied by Inchcock Chambers, our decrepit unpaid reporter for you perusal and enjoyment. Here are some quotes from people in during the 1950's. (1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its' going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for £10." (2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when £...

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Funny story: Tooled up cavemen indicate increase in knife crime figures since 2000BC

Tooled up cavemen indicate increase in knife crime figures since 2000BC

Researchers have discovered stone tools in Norfolk, UK, that suggest that early humans arrived in Britain nearly a million years ago - or even earlier. Ever since then, knife crime has been on the increase. In 2000BC alone there were a dozen...

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Funny story: Shakespeare wrote Beatles songs!

Shakespeare wrote Beatles songs!

A historian has revealed evidence that the Beatles never wrote their songs but stole them from the famous William Shakespeare. The historian has discovered that the famous "Cavern club" in Liverpool has been in existence since the Romans invaded but in the sixteen hundreds it was a notorious coffee shop and a haunt of the poets and playwright of the day this has continued to the present day.

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Funny story: Prehistoric Hairs Found In Cretaceous Amber Will Enable Scientists To Recreate Dinosaurs

Prehistoric Hairs Found In Cretaceous Amber Will Enable Scientists To Recreate Dinosaurs

Palaeontologists in France have discovered two mammal hairs encased in 100 million-year-old amber. The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are similar to hair found on modern-day mammals, and it's thought that...

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Funny story: Neanderthals Sailed the Atlantic

Neanderthals Sailed the Atlantic

Neanderthal News Network, Louisburg, Nova Scotia. Leif Erickson's buddies, and other Viking types, were in the new world long before Columbus. Now Archeologists have unearthed startling evidence that Neanderthals sailed the Atlantic thirty thousa...

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Funny story: Can man do that? No! ‎

Can man do that? No! ‎

The ancestor of all Israelite people is said to be Abraham. Originally his name was ‎Abram, meaning high father. According to Genesis 17, God unilaterally decided to alter ‎Abram's name to Abraham, meaning father of all nations! ‎ Anyway, one day Abraham left his hometown to settle in present-day Turkey. Later he ‎decided to move back to Palestine to build an altar, of course, at the insistence...

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Funny story: Body of Soldier killed at Culloden in 1746 found

Body of Soldier killed at Culloden in 1746 found

The body of a soldier killed at Culloden, has been found at the sight of the massacre carried out by the butcher Duke of Cumberland, against the Highlanders. Although there was nothing left but bones around the skeletons neck was a name tag Camero...

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Funny story: Recreating Capt Bligh's 'Bounty' voyage - Brit mutineers

Recreating Capt Bligh's 'Bounty' voyage - Brit mutineers

A group of men attempting to recreate the epic 7,000 km (4,350 mile) voyage of Captain William Bligh have had an embarrassing setback, one of their crew has mutinied! The would be mutineer, 18-year-old Brit Christopher 'Ginger' Wilde, disappeared...

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Funny story: History's celebrities line up for Labour

History's celebrities line up for Labour

Both Labour and the Conservatives today wheeled out a host of historical figures to back their election campaigns and warn about the dangers of a Liberal Democrat win. In an open letter to the Guardian, some of the top figures from the school hist...

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