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Amazing 14th century images of Aya Sophia before its conversion to a museum

The Aya Sophia (also knows as The Hagia Sophia)  is more than 1,400 years old. It was first built and used as a cathedral by the Eastern Roman Empire for over 900 years. Following Fatih Sultan’s conquest of Istanbul in 1453 C.E, the church was found in a state of disrepair and was renovated and converted […]

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GOOD READ: Spy Princess – The Life Of Noor Inayat Khan

This is the remarkable biography of Noor Inayat Khan, code named “Madeleine”. The first woman wireless transmitter in occupied France during WWII, she was trained by Britain’s SOE and assumed the most dangerous resistance post in underground Paris. Betrayed into the hands of the Gestapo, Noor resisted intensive interrogation, severe deprivation and torture with courage […]

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£1.2m funding to ‘open doors’ in historic Mansion House

York’s historic Mansion House will see its biggest investment since it was built in the 18th century thanks to a funding announcement from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). City of York Council has welcomed the award to help improve access, displays and conservation at the Mansion House. The HLF has granted £1,198,700 to support the […]

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Northumberland – The secret kingdom

Near the small village of Chatton in Northumberland’s north east stands a 3,000 year-old earthen rampart that offers an unrivalled view across the whole of this magnificent county – from the rounded humps of the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border to Lindisfarne where creamy sands swirl into the North Sea. What makes this panorama […]

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Was Churchill a strong admirer of Islam?

2015 marks Churchill’s 50th anniversary. Winston Churchill began his career as a colonial policeman in the North-West borderlands of India, and this experience was the beginning of his long relationship with the Islamic world. Overturning the widely-accepted consensus that Churchill was indifferent to, and even contemptuous of, matters concerning the Middle East, this book unravels […]

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Oasis of the Seas arrives in Southampton

The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean‘s Oasis of the Seas has sailed into Southampton’s port for the first time. The ship is unable to leave until 23.59 when the tidal conditions are at a premium and there is no other river traffic which will allow the ship to carry out a three point turn.

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