British History Challenge 38 + Bonus Reviews | Jack the Ripper

And now we find ourselves coming to the end of the Victorian period… I’d like to say its been fun, but for the most part its been a large letdown…  Anyway… We’ve reached 1888 and there’s a murderer on the loose….

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What’s Inside The Vatican?

I’m sure we’ve all read or heard the conspiracy theories as to what’s really hiding inside the Vatican. These range from the Holy Grail and proof of God (which if they had, they would flaunt mercilessly) to secret rooms built by advanced beings hidden under the cistine chapel. But what is actually in there? Is it exciting or is it a bit more mundane? Are there even any clues as to where such secrets could be hidden?

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Shakespeare and the Italians

There was something about Shakespeare that I had never noticed until it was pointed out to me by a TV programme just now. There is a curiously large amount of Italian stuff in his plays for a late 16th century Englishman… And I don’t mean a spot here and there, I mean so much that it’s almost conspiratorial.

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