On This Day

14th October 1066 – The Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeated the English forces of Harold II. 1773 – The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Commission of National Education), was formed in Poland.

On This Day

3rd March 1284 – The Statute of Rhuddlan was signed and Wales became a territory under the English crown. 1991 – A home video captured three Los Angeles police officers beating motorist Rodney King. (Four LAPD officers were later tried in a state court for the beating but were acquitted. The announcement of the acquittals […]

Interesting Fact – Money

The next English £5, £10 and £20 banknotes will be printed on plastic. (The fiver will be issued first in September 2016, followed by the tenner, which will be issued in 2017, but the £20 note will have to wait until 2020. Their appearance will change too. Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the £5 […]

Interesting Fact – Punctuation

New guidelines for school pupils in England state that only phrases starting with “what” or “how” merit an exclamation mark! (This means that children who use punctuation marks in written tests will be penalised unless they adhere to strict rules. I mean, I know I ask people not to use them in every sentence, and […]