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Squanto and Pocahontas

Pocahontas and Squanto were Both in London Within a Two-Month Period in 1617. Pocahontas Lived with the Treasurer of the Virginia Company, and Squanto Lived with the Treasurer for the Newfoundland Company.

Pocahontas was born into Virginia’s Powhatan Tribe and was a peacemaker between the Jamestown colonists and her fellow Native Americans long before a Disney film popularized her. After being captured, she married colonist John Rolfe and moved to London with him. But did you know that Pocahontas lived a few hundred yards away from Squanto …

Pocahontas and Squanto were Both in London Within a Two-Month Period in 1617. Pocahontas Lived with the Treasurer of the Virginia Company, and Squanto Lived with the Treasurer for the Newfoundland Company. Read More »

Princess Diana Funeral

Roughly 2.5 Billion People Watched Princess Diana’s Funeral in 1997. At Its Height, the Queue to Reach the Book of Condolences Took About 6.5 Hours.

Princess Diana captivated people worldwide. News about her life tragically ending in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997, shocked the whole world. Her death dominated the headlines at the time. But did you know how many people watched Princess Diana’s Funeral?  In 1997, approximately 2.5 billion people watched Princess Diana’s funeral. The …

Roughly 2.5 Billion People Watched Princess Diana’s Funeral in 1997. At Its Height, the Queue to Reach the Book of Condolences Took About 6.5 Hours. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Cabbage

Prince Philip Affectionately Called Queen Elizabeth “Cabbage.”

On November 20, 1947, Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey. Her marriage was the longest of any British monarch, lasting over 73 years. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attended the duke’s funeral on April 9. But do you know what his pet name for her was? “Cabbage” was Prince …

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Caroline Matilda

Princess Susanna Caroline Matilda was a Convicted Thief Who Fled to the United States in 1770. She Lived Like a Queen After Convincing People She was Royalty. She was Known as the Colonial Con-Woman.

Princess Susana did not have the royal life she implied when she fled to the United States. Surprisingly, her name was not even Susana, to begin with. But did you know why she was known as the Colonial Con-woman? Princess Susanna Caroline Matilda was a convicted thief who fled to America in 1770 and lived …

Princess Susanna Caroline Matilda was a Convicted Thief Who Fled to the United States in 1770. She Lived Like a Queen After Convincing People She was Royalty. She was Known as the Colonial Con-Woman. Read More »

Pharaoh

Psusennes I’s Tomb is the Only Egyptian Pharaonic Tomb That Has Been Discovered Completely Intact. Despite its Fame and the Quality of its Artifacts, the Tomb of Tutankhamun was Robbed Twice

The ancient Egyptians erected massive public monuments to their pharaohs. They also spent time and money building hidden underground mausoleums. But did you know which tomb was discovered completely intact? Only one Egyptian pharaonic tomb of Psusennes I has been discovered entirely intact. Despite its fame and the high quality of its artifacts, Tutankhamun’s tomb …

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Calendar

The Month of January was Named After the Roman God of All Beginnings

The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar that is widely used all over the globe. It is named after Pope Gregory XIII, who announced calendar modifications for all of Catholic Christendom in the papal bull Inter gravissimas in 1582. But did you know why the first month in the Gregorian calendar is January?  The month …

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Princess Magriet

Princess Margriet Francisca was the Only Princess Born in North America

For centuries, Canada has been a monarchy, first under French kings in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, then under the British Crown in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and finally as a sovereign nation. Aboriginal Peoples have populated these lands for thousands of years. For many generations, they have maintained an ongoing and very …

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Xmas Tin Gift

Princess Mary Raised Funds to Give Christmas Gifts to British Troops During World War I

Mary, Princess Royal, and Countess of Harewood were King George V and Queen Mary’s only daughter. She was the sister of King Edward VIII and George VI and the aunt of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. At a young age, she helped service members and their families during World War I. But did …

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Castillo De San Marcos

What is the Mystery Behind Cannonball-Eating Fort?

During the time the Spaniards still occupied Florida they built a fort out of a sedimentary rock that was formed from compressed shells of dead marine life. But what is the significance of this particular material and what was the mystery behind the cannonball-eating fort? Castillo de San Marcos, a Spanish-built fort in Florida, was …

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Queen Elizabeth

What is Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Movie?

Queen Elizabeth is the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She overtook Victoria as the longest-reigning queen in British history in 2015. She is quite fascinating. But did you ever wonder what her favorite movie was?  Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite film is “Flash Gordon.” She watches the film with her …

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