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Latest Counties of England Stories

Lost Tudor Sculptures Reassembled Using 3D Scanning
2013-09-06 12:55:37

University of Leicester experts have tried to recreate two Tudor monuments using a mixture of humanities research and scientific technology.

2013-08-21 23:02:33

eReflect, developer of 7 Speed Reading™, revealed today that the MAC version of the software is based on a holistic approach to learning, making learning to speed read an effortless process.

British Judge Opens Judicial Review On Richard III Reburial Location
2013-08-17 06:49:00

A British high court has allowed a judicial review of a decision to rebury the remains of King Richard III at either of two distinct locations: Leicester Cathedral and York.

King Richard III To Be Honored With Burial In Raised Tomb
2013-07-29 09:46:29

The remains of King Richard III, which were unearthed in a car park in Leicester, UK last September, and found to be hastily buried in an unmarked grave with neither shroud nor coffin, will be reburied with honor beneath a raised tomb within a specially-created area in the Leicester Cathedral.

Archaeologists To Open Stone Coffin Found With Richard III
2013-07-23 17:03:47

UK archeologists said they plan to lift the lid on a stone coffin this week that was found at the same Grey Friars archeological site as the recently discovered remains of King Richard III.


Latest Counties of England Reference Libraries

Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

Exmoor Ponies
2014-04-13 11:07:39

The Exmoor Pony is native to the British Isles and fossils have been found in and around Exmoor dating back some 50,000 years. Some residence claim the Exmoor Pony has been there since the Ice Age. DNA to confirm this has not been supported, however, a close match to primitive wild horses has been determined. Roman carvings depicting drawings similar to the Exmoor Pony have been found in Somerset. The breed’s first documented mention was in Exmoor in 1086. Now other documents mentioning...

Black Shuck
2013-08-13 11:14:42

The Black Shuck is the name of a large ghostly black dog from folklore in the British Isles. Other names consist of Old Shuck, Old Shock, and Shuck. It is said that it roams around the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. The origins of the name “Shuck” come from the word scucca, which means “demon”. Or it could have derived from a local word “shucky” which means “shaggy” or “hairy”. The Black Shuck is classified as a cryptid with a variety of accounts and...

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Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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