Earlier this year I made the decision to go – by myself – to the BBC History Weekend in York. I cannot stress how far outside my comfort zone this was. I made the decision to travel halfway across the country by myself and really put myself out there in…

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For most people October the 31st means one thing – Halloween. However, it would be a bit silly to assume that throughout history nothing else happened on this date. On October the 31st 1942 Mount Rushmore was completed; on October the 31st 1922 Mussolini was made Prime Minister of Italy;…

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