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Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII was part of a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as...

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A Short History of Nomads

The roots of the word ‘Nomad’ dates back to an extremely early Indo-European word,...

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Al Capone

Born in Brooklyn, New York in January 1899, Alphonse Gabriel Capone would go on to become perhaps...

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Inside the Royal Marines

The Royal Marines are the UK's Commando Force and the Royal Navy's own amphibious troops. The...

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Nuclear Disasters

In 2011, a 43-foot-high tsunami crashed into a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. In the...

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HS2: Digging up the 'Dark Ages'

An extraordinary discovery has been unearthed by archaeologists working alongside the HS2 rail...

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The Sinking of the Lancastria

On June 17, 1940, the British ocean liner, RMS Lancastria, was sunk during Operation Aerial....

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The Seige of Loyalty House

The Civil War was the most traumatic conflict in British history, pitting friends and family...

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Treasures of The Royal Mint

A history of British monarchs in coins. With a history stretching over 1,100 years, The Royal...

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Falklands40: Identifying the Unmarked Graves

Argentina surrendered to British forces in Port Stanley on the 14th of June 1982. The Falklands...

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Falklands40: Return to Mount Tumbledown

The Battle of Mount Tumbledown was an attack by the British Army and the Royal Marines on the...

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Discovered! A Royal Navy Shipwreck

The wreck of one of the most famous ships of the 17th century - which sank 340 years ago while...

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Falklands40: Memories of an Argentine Veteran

Please note that this episode contains descriptions of conflict and torture that some may find...

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The Battle of Midway

On the 4th of June 1942 the US Navy to on the might of Japan's Imperial Navy in the battle of...

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D-Day Heroes: The Green Howards

There was only one Victoria Cross awarded on the 6th June 1944, D-Day. It went to Company...

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Veteran searching for D-Day Shipwreck

On June 6, 1944, D-Day, Patrick Thomas, a young Royal Navy telegraphist, boarded the craft in...

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Elvis Presley: A Turbulent Life

A hotly anticipated biopic about the king of Rock'n'Roll will be released in June directed by Baz...

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Vasectomy

What do you think of when you think of birth control? Is it condoms, IUDs, the pill? What about...

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Platinum Jubilee: Britain’s Greatest Queens

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history and one of the...

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Tulsa: The Attack on Black Wall Street

From May 31 to June 1, 1921, a white mob attacked residents, homes and businesses in the...

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