What is Valhalla?

It is known in Norse mythology as the great hall. It was governed by the … [Read more...]

Who were the Gorgons?

The Gorgons were all sisters born to Phorcys and Ceto and they were called … [Read more...]

Facts about Castles

Some interesting information regarding early designs of castles and who was … [Read more...]

Facts about Castle Buildings

Here are some interesting facts about castle outbuildings and castle … [Read more...]

Leap Year Traditions

As you know a leap years only occurs once every four years, 2016 being the … [Read more...]

When was the first Eisteddfod held in Wales?

Part of Wales' heritage is the occasion of The National Eisteddfod. … [Read more...]

Where does the name January derive from?

Originally, the ancient Romans named the first month of the year Janus, who … [Read more...]

Why is Guy Fawkes famous?

Back in 1605, thirteen English catholic men planned to blow up the Houses … [Read more...]

Who was Alfred Russel Wallace?

Alfred Russel Wallace was the, until recently, unknown Welsh Scientist who … [Read more...]

What is a Hanukkah?

A Hanukkah or Chanukah is an eight day celebration held by the Jewish … [Read more...]

Egyptian Pyramid Facts

We've all seen pictures, photos and maybe even been lucky enough to visit … [Read more...]

What was a Shaduf used for?

A Shaduf, was a device designed by the Ancient Egyptians to raise water out … [Read more...]

Who were the Ottomans?

The Ottomans were converts to Islam and decendants of Turkish speaking … [Read more...]

Who built the first cars?

Although Henry Ford is credited with revolutionising the motor car, he was … [Read more...]

Who was the Mahatma Gandhi?

He was an Indian political and religious leader named Mohandas Karamchand … [Read more...]

Who was Kung Fu Tsu?

Back in ancient times, around 550-478 bc, there was a Chiense philosopher … [Read more...]

When was the Alphabet invented?

It is believed that the parent alphabet dates back to 1700 bc and was … [Read more...]

Why did the Japenese attack Pearl Harbour?

Japan realised that their natural resources were dwindling but that their … [Read more...]

Who is the longest reigning monarch?

The history of the longest reigning monarch at present was Queen Victoria's … [Read more...]

Where did Princess Charlotte of Cambridge get her name from?

It is thought the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may have chosen Charlotte … [Read more...]

Was Napoleon a short man?

History books would have you believe that Napoleon was indeed a short man, … [Read more...]

Why is Raglan Castle in Wales unusual?

What makes Raglan castle stand out from most castles is that it is made of … [Read more...]

Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?

The first Prime Minister of Great Britain was Sir Robert Walpole and he was … [Read more...]

Was Nylon really named after New York and London?

The fabric known as nylon was invented in 1935 by a chemist, known as … [Read more...]