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Legends and Strange Tales

A selection of short, interesting articles about popular and less well-known myths, legends, ghost stories and strange tales from the past such as ghostly happenings on the B3212 road in Devon and in Penzance, Cornwall. Read about haunted Warren Lodge and Minsden Chapel, and more.

Legends and Strange Tales


World War Two

Articles, information and notes relating to important events of World War Two and the struggle for survival in the countries and regions involved. Read about the invasion of Norway in 1940, the Supermarine Spitfire, the loss of Convoy PQ17 and the Ardeatine Caves Massacre in Rome.

World War Two


Rivers and Oceans

Brief articles about some of the world's greatest and most important rivers and oceans including the River Euphrates, River Tigris, River Forth in Scotland, the River Danube, Russia's River Volga and the Indian Ocean.

Rivers and Oceans


The Bible and Religion

Important people and events mentioned in The Bible and historical teachings including Saint Peter, Saint John, the Queen of Sheba, Solomon, the wise King of Israel, Lourdes and Saint Bernadette, Jeremiah, the great prophet of Israel, and Saladin and the third crusade to Jerusalem.

The Bible and Religion


Plants and Flowers

Short articles about the more common plants and flowers found in gardens, landscapes and meadows. Read about ivy, roses, stinging nettles, daffodils, sweet peas, tulips, woodland flowers, dahlias, sunflowers, snapdragons (antirrhinums), dandelions and geraniums.

Plants and Flowers Articles


Ancient History and Past Events

A collection of brief, easy-to-read articles about famous and important people, historical achievements and notable past events in ancient history. Read about Ramesses, Stonehenge, Agincourt, Hanibal, the Roman Emperor Nero and the Tower of Babel.

Ancient History Articles


Animals and Wildlife

Short articles and information about animals and wildlife, and their natural habitat. Read about Indian tigers, elephants, different squirrels and foxes.

Animals and Wildlife


Bible Stories and Tales

Short easy-to-read Bible stories and Biblical tales. Read about David and Goliath, Abraham and Isaac, the Prodigal Son and the Roman Centurion, Cornelius.

Bible Stories


Different Birds

Interesting notes and helpful information on different kinds of birds including wagtails, jackdaws, penguins, eagles, swallows, starlings and nightingales.

Different Birds


Countryside and Trees

A collection of brief articles about trees and the countryside. Subjects include aspen trees, hornbeam trees and even teak trees in the Far East. Interesting notes and helpful information.

Countryside and Trees


Battles and Batlefields

A collection of brief articles about famous battles and the historical battlefields they were fought on during the ages.

Famous Battles


History and The Past

A collection of brief articles about history. Interesting notes and helpful information on many periods of history.

History and The Past


Different Insects

A collection of brief articles about insects. Interesting notes and helpful information on the different kinds of insects such as grasshoppers, the crane fly and geckos.

Different Insects


Myths, Legends and Strange Tales

Myths, legends and strange tales passed down through the ages, and stories made up to explain certain things thought to have happened in the real world at some time or another.

Myths and Legends


Famous People in History

Articles and information on famous people throughout history, their past actions and achievements.

Famous People in History


Famous Places to Visit

Brief articles and information about some of the most famous, fascinating and historical places to see and visit in the UK and beyond. Read about the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court, Forty Hall, the Dead Sea, Killarney, the Sahara Desert, Suez Canal, Hever Castle, Vatican City, Timbuctoo, Snowdon and Dunwich Heath.

Famous and Historical Places




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