Worst British Military Disaster of Each Decade, 1700s-1950s (pt.1)

'We lose many battles, except the last' - an adage referring to how the British prevailed in a catalogue of conflicts from the British Empire's inception in 1707 until its end in the 1950s, yet were mauled on many an occasion. This article includes the worst military calamity of (almost) every decade - failures little... Continue Reading →

The Dancing Plague, 1518

It baffles people now as it did then, when hundreds of people around 16th Century Strasbourg danced and danced till they could dance no more. Read about its potential cause and the remedies phycisians came up with One Summer’s day in 1518 down a narrow street in Strasbourg, France an odd thing occurred; people turned... Continue Reading →

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