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Richard II: One of England’s forgotten kings

By Danièle CybulskieI recently had the pleasure of watching the first of The Hollow Crown films: Shakespeare’s Richard II, with the title role played by the talented Ben Whishaw. Ever since reading Richard II many years ago, I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for Richard, tumultuous though his reign was, so I thought I’d take five minutes today to talk a little bit about one of England’s forgotten kings.
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Battle of Salamis, 23 or 24 September 480 BC

Battle of Salamis, 23 or 24 September 480 BC The battle of Salamis (23 or 24 September 480 BC) was the decisive battle of Xerxes& 39;s invasion of Greece, and was a major Greek naval victory that left the Persian army dangerously isolated in southern Greece. In the aftermath of the battle the Persians retreated back to Thessaly, and Xerxes returned home with most of the army leaving a sizable force to continue the campaign in the following year (Greco-Persian Wars).
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Book Talk: Ivory Vikings, by Nancy Marie Brown

Nancy Marie Brown speaking on her new book Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them, at Cornell University on October 15, 2015In the early 19th century, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory and whales’ teeth between AD 1150-1200.
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