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2015-05-07 08:33:21

LONDON, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today (7 May 2015) the citizens of the UK go to the polls to vote for their next Government. Britain has a long tradition

The Fight For Richard III's Final Resting Place Begins In English Court
2014-03-13 13:15:30

Last summer architects began drawing up plans for a raised tomb that would house the remains of King Richard III, whose remains were unearthed in late 2012 and later removed from underneath a car park in Leicester, England last year.

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.

2013-06-17 23:22:08

Princess Kate and Prince William are expecting a baby on July 13 2013.

Mount Everest Mountaineer George Lowe Passes Away
2013-03-24 05:49:11

George Lowe, the last surviving member of Sir Edmund Hillary’s team that scaled Mount Everest in 1953, died on Wednesday at a nursing home in central England after a long-term battle with illness.

King Richard III Was Not A Psychopath, As Portrayed By Shakespeare
2013-03-04 12:52:54

Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 until his death in 1485, when he died in the Battle of Bosworth Field, has been featured in popular culture for centuries. He was first and foremost portrayed in Shakespeare’s 1592 play Richard III as a villainous psychopath who would stop at nothing to claw his way to power.

DNA Proves Remains Belong To King Richard III
2013-02-04 04:35:04

DNA testing has proven “beyond reasonable doubt” that human remains discovered beneath a parking lot in the East Midlands region of England are those of King Richard III, UK scientists announced on Monday.


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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.