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In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now. A new publication by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland shows photographs taken in the extermination camp during World War II alongside pictures of the same locations today. World History, World War Ii, History Online, Historia Universal, Thinking Day, Interesting History, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Wwii

In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now

A new publication by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland combines photographs taken in the death camp during World War II alongside pictures of the same location today.

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce. Caroline Norton was a moving force behind one of the most emancipating pieces of legislation in our history, the Marriage and Divorce Act, which became law 150 years ago Tilda Swinton, Great Women, Amazing Women, Super Women, Caroline Norton, Ute Lemper, Loveless Marriage, Maria Callas, Women Rights

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce

Viciously beaten by her aristocrat husband. Thrown out of her home. Banned from seeing her own children. Caroline Norton paid a terrible price for an unwise marriage. Yet her courage in daring to seek a divorce 150 years ago unleashed a social revolution that was to change Britain for better... and for worse

Photos of Destitute East End Children. Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England. Photos of Destitute East End Children. Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spital Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos, British History, American History, American Symbols

Amazing Vintage Photographs of Destitute East End Children From 100 Years Ago

Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England.

Children pretending to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII - London Blitz Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Nurse, Powerful Images, Interesting History, British History, Modern History, American History, Native American

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Children pretend to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII. BBC

The biggest survey of Native American DNA has concluded that the New World was settled in three major waves. But the majority of today's indigenous Americans descend from a single group of migrants that crossed from Asia to Alaska years ago or more. Native American Population, Native American History, Native American Indians, Native Americans, Native Indian, Native Art, World History, Family History, Before Us

Americas 'settled in three waves'

The biggest survey of Native American DNA has concluded that the New World was settled in three major waves.

The man who saved the world… 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting. Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Historia Universal, Nuclear War, E Mc2, We Are The World, Interesting History, Interesting Photos, Ancient History

The Man Who Saved the World (2014) - IMDb

Few people know of him... Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide... See full summary »

Then Keshia Thomas of Ann Arbor shields a man wearing a Confederate T-shirt from an angry crowd during a Ku Klux Klan rally on June 1996 - “People don’t have to remember my name. I just want them to remember that I did the right thing. La Compassion, Black Teenagers, Believe, Ku Klux Klan, Faith In Humanity Restored, Ann Arbor, In Kindergarten, Good People, Amazing People

The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo

In 1996, a black teenager protected a white man from an angry mob who thought he supported the racist Ku Klux Klan. The young woman's bravery is still inspiring people today.

The British Isles after the Anglo-Saxon conquest: Green = Gaelic territories. Anglo Saxon History, European History, British History, Ancient History, Ancient Map, Old Maps, Antique Maps, Vintage Maps, Anglo Saxon Kingdoms

Stylised map of the British Isles after the Anglo-Saxon conquest. Green = Gaelic territories. Yellow = Pict territories. Red = Brythonic Celt (British) territories Brown = Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, tour the grounds of Buckingham Palace on September George Vi, Prinz Charles, Prinz William, Winston Churchill, Churchill Quotes, Sandringham House, Commonwealth, Royal Words, King's Speech

Revealed: How Churchill ordered BBC to remove King George VI's stutters in recorded wartime speeches

The story adds to the intrigue surrounding the Oscar-nominated film The King's Speech, which features Colin Firth’s portrayal of the monarch battling his impediment.

Cheers in London as WWII war in Europe comes to an end. Photos Du, Old Photos, Victory In Europe Day, We Are The World, British History, London History, World History, Vintage Photographs, World War Two

She Devoured Men The Way She Devoured Cigarettes

itsjohnsen: “ Cheers in London as the war in Europe comes to an end. VE Day, May 8, 1945. BBC ”

Victorian scrap Queen Mary I and her half-sister and successor, Queen Elizabeth I; daughter of Anne Boleyn. History Of England, Tudor History, British History, Asian History, Mary I, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Los Tudor, Tudor Era

Queen Mary I and her half-sister and successor, Queen Elizabeth I; daughter of Anne Boleyn.

How the Celts Saved Britain - A New Civilization of British History, American History, Bbc History, Celtic Culture, Best Documentaries, Irish Celtic, Iron Age, Picts, Interesting History

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII Natalie Dormer as Queen Anne Boleyn in "The Tudors". This was a publicity shot for a contest to meet the cast the costumes were not standard to the period. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Enrique Viii, Los Tudor, Disneysea Tokyo, Michael Weatherly, Kino Film, Outlaw Queen, King Henry Viii, Madame

Anne Boleyn DID have an affair with her brother: The poem that 'proves' the adultery of Henry VIII's queen

Professor George Bernard, an authority on the Tudor period, says a French poem - written a few days after Anne was beheaded in 1536 - reveals the truth about her bedroom secrets.