Daily Archive: January 25, 2014

Scottish ‘Frankenstein’ Mummies at Cladh Hallan

Discovery at Cladh Hallan Cladh Hallan is an archeological site on the island of South Uist in Scotland. The site has been the subject of archeological study since the 1980’s, as it contains settlements dating to 2000 BC. These settlements were occupied up until the end of the Viking period, around AD 1300. In 2001, a team was busy digging at the prehistoric site. While excavating beneath the remnants of 11th-century houses that were built atop the Bronze Age village, the team discovered four skeletons. Two of the skeletons in particular were intriguing to the team. The first, a female,...

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Henry VIII Marries Anne Boleyn – 25 January 1533

Few figures of British history are as well known in modern society as are the figures of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Both were intriguing people in their own regard and the secret romance between them, which in turn became a ‘legitimate’ marriage, had an enormous effect on the political scene of their day. Henry had been crowned king directly after his eighteenth birthday in 1509. At the same time, Henry chose to marry Catherine of Aragon and make her his queen. As his reign matured, Catherine gave birth to several children, all of whom were...

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