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Top 10 Pieces of History That the English Try to Forget

History is nothing if not biased. It’s a well-known fact that accounts of wars are generally written from the victor’s point of view, and some of the nastier bits get overlooked. And one of the great victors – and great overlookers – of history has to be England. Its history [...]

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Top 10 Most Handsome Vampires

When it comes to monsters, there is quite a clear hierarchy. Lumbering zombies are at the bottom, with little in the way of looks of manners. Next up are werewolves, who are practically human most of the time but awfully hairy and dribbly when they do change. And top of [...]

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Top 10 Notorious People that Lived in London

London is a hotbed of crime, intrigue and espionage. And that’s all to be found in one small corner of Vauxhall. The city has a rich history – some say terrifying – of being home to all manner of petty criminals, gangsters and murderers. But some would be surprised to [...]

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Top 10 Political Scandals

It seems to follow that where there are politicians, there is scandal. It either follows them around or they have an uncanny knack of attracting it. I mean, think over your personal career so far. How many times have you accidentally accepted a huge bribe stuffed into a brown envelope? [...]

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Top 10 Famous Freemasons

The Freemasons are a secret society that falls down slightly on one of the vital elements of being a secret society – the secrecy. Everyone’s heard of them, most people have a rough idea of what goes on behind the Lodge doors and there are a lot of notable people [...]

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Top 10 Most Intense Method Actors

When it comes to acting, there are several different approaches. Some go to work, become their character for a day, and then go home. Others don’t even bother becoming a character, they just play versions of themselves in every role (yes, I’m looking at you Ricky Gervais). And then there [...]

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Top 10 Shortest Celebrity Marriages

Every celebrity knows the meaning of a supportive longterm relationship. Britney Spears, for example, has been in the same relationship since the start of her career and it’s certainly helped her success. Of course, that’s just her relationship with her record label. When it comes to personal relationships, the pop [...]

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Top 10 Worst Fashion Trends Ever

Fashion is the industry that just keeps on giving – not only does it give you an excuse to go out shopping every time there’s a change of season, it also gives you the fun of looking back at last season’s wardrobe and laughing at just how bad it was. [...]

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Top 10 Political Flip-flops

If I was writing a “Top 10 Most Reliable Occupations” I’m pretty sure that “politician” wouldn’t be top of the list. They are prone to be devious, lie and have undisclosed sources of income – and that’s just the good ones. A particular speciality of politicians is the flip-flop – [...]

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Top 10 Kingmakers

Who leads the country? The President? Sure, in theory. But who actually makes all the decisions? It might surprise you to know that presidents and the like and mainly just figureheads – charismatic people-pleasers who get told exactly what to do and say by advisors lurking in the background. And [...]

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