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Marathon

Marathons are one of the most physically demanding sporting events and over 36,000 people compete annually in the London Marathon alone. Yet legend has it…

The Battle of Poona

Traditionally, the festival of Diwali (the festival of lights), is said to spiritually signify the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over…

Hero or Villain? Guy Fawkes

He wasn’t an anarchist. He didn’t manage to blow up parliament. He wasn’t even the mastermind behind the Gunpowder plot. Why then do we remember…

Emperor Nero

‘Oh What an Artist dies in me’- Nero as he died. Emperor Nero is a famously vicious Roman princeps in a dynasty of similarly notorious…