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On the night of 31 December and the morning of 1 January, people in many countries all over the world will celebrate the beginning of a new year. How will they celebrate and how did this tradition begin?
The First World War ended on 11 November 1918. One hundred years later, it's time to remember the events of those dark days. How much do you know about this terrible but fascinating moment in history?
Amandeep travels 400 years back in time to find out about the English Civil War. She finds out how the war was fought – and who won it!
Stephen and Ashlie get their hands dirty at an archaeological dig.
Amandeep takes a step back into the past to find out how Britain's history and industrial past still draw crowds of tourists.
Richard shows us the best way to see London's many sights, travels back in time to the Warwick Castle of 500 years ago... and gets into a sword fight!
Richard goes even further back in time – 4,500 years back! With the help of Susan Greaney, he investigates one of Britain's greatest and most mysterious sites – Stonehenge.
To the first people it was obvious that time went in circles. The basic problem for calendar makers is how to get the months (which come from the moon) to stay in synch with the years.
Most historians use paper evidence, such as letters, documents and photographs, but archaeologists learn from the objects left behind by the humans of long ago, like bones and ceramics.
St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He was born in the fourth century and is famous for bringing Christianity into Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March.
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