Discovered by Captain Cook during his second voyage in 1774, Norfolk Island is an island with an unusual & chequered history.
Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a : Who perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here. Who really was the 1st US President? Did Mediaeval people really think the Earth was flat ?
Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot….. what lies behind this quintessentially British event ?
How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.
The Bayeux Tapestry is a fascinating historical artifact. It depicts such a pivotal moment in British and Channel Island history, that of the invasion & conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. It’s a beautiful artifact that’s nearly 1,000 years old!