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Europes Oldest University

Europe's oldest university

The Medieval universities and the cities in which they sit continue to inspire and engage us. Bologna Italy, lays claim to founding Europe’s oldest university in 1088, how far reaching was this seat of learning?

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The Cyrus Cylinder

Cyrus Cylinder

The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the world’s most intriguing and important written artefacts. Usually kept at the British Museum it is currently on tour in America.

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King Offa 757 – 796

King Offa

The life of King Offa is riddled with surprises. Just who was this man who became the first acknowledged overlord of all the Kingdoms of England, who built great structures across the landscape and yet whose intellect took him to the courts of Charlemagne?

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Jane Austen 1775 – 1817

Over two hundred years ago, Jane Austen wrote about contemporary society with such passion and subtlety that her novels remain as vivid and fresh as when they were first penned. Her writings give family historians great context as we try to imagine life in the early 1800’s.   She died on 18th July 1817, at…

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