Different Types of Meadow Flowers and Plants
About the many different types of wild flowers, plants, weeds and grasses often found in meadows, fields and grasslands.
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The Battle of Fulford in 1066, York
The Battle of Fulford was a decisive battle fought near York on 20th September 1066 with the combined English armies of Earl Edwin of Mercia and Earl Morcar of Northumbria against the Viking invaders of the Norwegian King Harald Hardrada III and his ally Tostig with rebel English forces.
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General Ulysses S. Grant - US General and President
Ulysses Grant was born at Point Pleasant in Ohio and started his military career by attending and studying at the military academy to become an officer when he was just 17 years old.
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How Trees Grow and How Trees Survive
Trees grow by taking food and breathing. Trees take their food from two sources: from the earth they are in and from the air around them. The tree's roots are deep down in the earth and these roots suck up water from the soil they are embedded in.
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The Hudson River - Explored in 1609
The Hudson River and its valley together with that of the Mohawk River, formed one of the most important trade routes in the United States. The route was entirely in New York State and carried goods by water, rail and road.
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Isaac Newton and his Achievements
Isaac Newton was born a prosperous famer's son in Woolsthorpe, near Grantham, Lincolnsire during 1642 and became one of our greatest physicists and scientists of all time.
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John Henry Newman (1801-1890) - Catholic Cardinal
John Henry Newman was born in London on 21 February 1801 and was one of the most outstanding churchmen of the 19th century. He started his adult life as a clergyman in the Church of England and helped to lead a religious movement called the Oxford Movement.
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King George VI - The Early Years
In the wide wooded grounds of Sandringham, near the lake, stood York Cottage, a country house almost as unpretending as its name. Here, on December 14th, 1895, was born Albert Frederick Arthur George, to become King George VI.
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Larch Trees in the Winter and Spring
The Larch was brought to Britain in the 17th century from its home on the high mountains of Austria, Germany and Italy, and has adapted well to the cheerless British climate. It now covers acres of land that was once barren moorland.
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Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) - Life and Career
Henry John Temple (Lord Palmerston) was born in October 1784 and after a successful education at Harrow School, where he was often engaged in school fights and was remembered as someone who stood up to bullies twice his size, and afterwards at Cambridge University...
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Malta and the British Period
The British Period is a very significant era in Maltese history. World Wars and Maltese Independence are the most historic dates of the period. The British legacy lives on in many aspects of daily life.
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About Nell Gwyn and King Charles II
Before Nell Gwyn became an actress she used to sell oranges in the Theatre Royal, London, and it was here as a young girl that she became interested in acting and performing on stage.
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The Greek Legend of Pandora's Box
Apparently, in the very beginning of the world and shortly after it had been created, it was only inhabited by men. There were no women according to the story.
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Wild Rabbits and the Wild Rabbit Community
Wild rabbits live in burrows or underground passages which they excavate, by means of their strong hind-feet, in the soil of sandbanks, fields, woods, etc. The animals are sociable, and the burrows belonging to any one community are collectively known as a warren.
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About Rooks (Crows) and Rooks in The Wild
The rook, often called the crow, is a rather large bird, measuring about 17 inches from head to tail. Its plumage is black, but as it becomes adult the feathers covering the face and nostrils are shed, leaving the skin of these parts bare.
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The Himalayas, The World's Highest Mountains
The name Himalaya means The Dwelling Place of Snow and it is a most suitable name for this, the greatest and highest range of mountains in the world. The Himalayas stretch for about 2,500 kilometres along the northern borders of India and Pakistan.
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Wyatt Earp and The OK Corral
Wyatt Earp was born on 19th March, 1848 in Montmouth, Illinois and spent the early part of his life drifting in and out of various law enforcement jobs and moving between Iowa, San Bernardino in California, Lamar in Missouri and Kansas.
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