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Magna Carta is one of the most important documents of the medieval times, and its influence reaches far beyond. It was a document that King John of England was forced to sign because it reduced the power he had as King, giving Parliament more room for power. In celebration of the 800th anniversary of its creation, this animation retells the entire story, narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Journey back to 1215, medieval England, and learn the facts behind the Great Charter.

A Monty Python Actor Explains The History Of One Of The World's Most Influential Documents

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Erwin Rommel - humanely treated prisoners, ignored kill orders of Jews and conspired to kill Hitler

24 Random Facts to Entertain Your Brain

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History graph. Now how do I get this in poster form?

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Timeline Maps

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the Russian "Night Witches"

34 Interesting Facts To Entertain Your Brain

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Claudius

34 Interesting Facts To Entertain Your Brain

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US Presidents

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The Tuskegee Airmen -- Great men!

The Tuskegee Airmen

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Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King, President of the United States of America Franklin D Roosevelt, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in conversation during the Quebec conference on 18 August 1943.

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Viking throne

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celtic-mirror

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Viking woman’s knives

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Cross of the Knights Templar.

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Navajo code talkers

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The government worker had this papers set in front of him, ready for his task. Along came his friendly yet intrusive feline, leaving pawprints across his work. Sound familiar? Except that this happened on March 11, 1445 and the proof was discovered on the pages of the 568-year-old manuscript by a medievalist! via Quigley's Cabinet

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in October 1957 the Soviet Union wins the Space Race and launches Sputnik 1, the first man made, earth-orbiting satellite...

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The Magna Carta is the basis for most Western common law, the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution. The MC was formed in 1215 in response to abuses by the King. There were 37clauses - 3 still in force, incl. the right of Habeus Corpus & against forced self-incrimination. In 2005 George W. Bush eliminated Habeus Corpus, esp for non-citizens, breaking a 900 year legal tradition. 4 original copies still exist - 1 was on loan to the US but England took it back to protest his actions.

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A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

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The Knights Templar is an organisation dedicated to fraternal friendship based on honour, chivalry and integrity. The Knights Templar are guardians of many secrets including the Holy Grail.

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The shadow of a person who was disintegrated at the moment of the blast. These steps were removed and are now an exhibit at the Hiroshima Peace Park museum.

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October 1944: Oskar Schindler, a German officer, saves 1200 Jews by moving them from Plaszow labor camp to his factory in Sudetenland. Photograph shows Schindler (second from right) with a few of the Jewish workers he saved. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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EMMA WILLARD’S “PICTURE OF NATIONS” (1835) Among the most prolific and influential educators of her time, Emma Willard spent decades experimenting with the visualization of information. Here is one of her most ambitious efforts, a chart that traces the advent of civilization across time and space.

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3rd Canadian Infantry Division - The Canadians assault on Juno Beach in 1944 was one of the most brilliant military campaigns of WWII. This division stormed the wide-open beaches and overcame machine-gun strongholds, beach mines and fierce hand-to-hand combat to secure three French towns. They advanced the furthest inland than any other Allied troops. The 3rd Infantry Division helped the Canadians move up the coast into Belgium and the Netherlands, eventually liberating Amsterdam.

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The Canadian Voltigeurs (above) built reinforced positions on the Châteauguay River. When the Americans attacked in two flanks they were met with volleys of musket fire from about 400 of de Salaberry’s men. This was followed by bugling and other tactics which convinced the enemy they were confronting a far greater force than they were. It was all something of an illusion like the waving trees reflected in the water.

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Children celebrate the surrender of the remaining German forces in the Netherlands with their Canadian liberators, May 5 1945

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Dutch civilians celebrating the arrival of I Canadian Corps troops in Utrecht after the German surrender, 7 May 1945. WWII

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