In 1906, British Parliament member Sir Gilbert Parker was attending a debate when he spotted Sir Frederick Carne Rasch, a fellow Parliament member, sitting nearby. This greatly surprised Sir Gilbert, as Sir Frederick was severely ill with influenza at the time. Still, he politely greeted Sir Frederick and told him,
Monarchs like Henry VII (who united the house of York and Lancaster in 1485) justified their reign and lineage through the most grounded and respectable figure British history had to offer--King Arthur
The Scold's Bridle, a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the 16th and 19th Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them. Scold comes from the 'common scold': a public nuisance, more often than not women, who habitually gossiped and quarreled with their neighbors, while the name bridle describes the part that fitted into the mouth.
In 1925 legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon, vowing to make one of the most important archeological discoveries in history. He was searching for an ancient civilization, which he had named, the City of Z. With his son, Jack, and Jack's best friend, Raleigh Rimell, Fawcett finally set off into the Brazilian jungle to find the City of Z. Then he and his party vanished, giving rise to what has been described as "the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th…
Yogi Levitates In Front Of 150 Witnesses, No Props Or Tricks Discovered Yogi Pullavar, also known as Subbayah Pullavar, was an Indian man who on 6 June 1936 was reported to have levitated into the air for four minutes in front of a crowd of 150 witnesses. Yogi’s feat was publicly observed and photographed in an exhibition that occurred in South India. The feat was executed around noon on a sunny, cloudless day and in an area where visibility was not obscured.
The concept of ley lines was first introduced by Alfred Watkins in his books Early British Trackways and The Old Straight Track. He noted that many ancient monuments, churches and landmarks were aligned with one other on straight lines. Watkins speculated these li
The women of the British Royal Family, even though Sarah Ferguson is no longer an actual member of the royal family. The Duchesses of Gloucester and Kent are married to the Queen's cousins, Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, and Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent. They are grandchildren of King George V in the male line (as is the queen) and are therefore entitled to the style HRH.
Parisian apartment untouched for 70 years. Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323297/Inside-Paris-apartment-untouched-70-years-Treasure-trove-finally-revealed-owner-locked-fled-outbreak-WWII.html