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Archive for November 2016

Boudicca – Britannia’s rugged rose; Rome’s thorn

Boudicca

Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned, as the saying goes. And oh my word… if there’s a woman in history who proves that to be so, it’s Boudicca. Before succumbing to the might of the Roman Empire, she annihilated legions of their army, torched Londinium, and brutally slaughtered 70,000 Roman civilians by cutting…

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Lady Godiva – A godly & goodly real-life legend

Lady Godiva

A long haired beauty riding naked through the streets of Coventry to help the poor, it’s a cracking story, isn’t it? But then it would have to be to survive for nine hundred years. How much truth there is in the detail we cite today is questioned, of course, because it’s not backed by any…

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