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At least one second daughter of a second son of the British monarch has ended up on the throne in her own right.
Ethiopian books and other materials, such as this ancient Bible, are in great demand.
For Ethiopia, there is no connection between the Maqdala war in 1868 and the stolen treasures at Maqdala
A diverse history.
Witan hexateuch via Wikimedia Commons
The Anglo-Saxons were written into history by their descendants.
Royal Collection/Wikimedia Commons
Although some experts still disagree about the cause of Prince Albert's untimely demise, the most likely culprit seems to be the bacterium Salmonella typhi.
Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, met with Indian leaders to discuss partition.
The partition of India led to more than a million deaths. One man, Lord Louis Mountbatten, who hurriedly drew the new borders in secret, is largely responsible.
Highly technical: the Victoria Sponge.
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The Queen-Empress had a notoriously sweet tooth.
A cartoonist’s impression of Trollope in 1872.
The Victorian author has a lot more to offer than you might think. Find out where to get started.
Elizabeth has reached a milestone only one other Monarch has achieved.
This weekend, Britain will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Bunting and cream cakes will turn neighbourhood roads into street parties and a flotilla of 1,000 boats will sail down the…