On This Day…June 17

On this day in 1631 Mughal Empress Mumtaz Mahal died in childbirth. Devastated by her death, her husband, Emporer Shah Jahan I, spends the next 20 years building the most magnificent tomb for her, naming it the Taj Mahal which is Persian for Crown of Palaces. In-fact Mumtaz Mahal's real name was Arjumand Banu Begum, [...]


10 Facts about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Remember, remember! The 5th of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!... As of 1605 the 5th of November has become synonymous with Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night. This night is now celebrated with fireworks and bonfires but originally it was encouraged by King [...]