New BBC Art History Series Skips Henry VIII Because It Is Too Horrible

Henry VIII will be skipped over in a new BBC history programme chronicling Britain over 1,500 years due to complaints the 16th-century ruler was a terrible person. According to a newspaper outlet, the eight-part series, called Art That Made Us, plans to investigate tumultuous periods of British history through the lens of art, literature, musicContinue reading “New BBC Art History Series Skips Henry VIII Because It Is Too Horrible”

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A Time Capsule Believed To Contain A Picture Of Abraham Lincoln

The graffiti-covered granite plinth that once held a controversial statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee will be removed by the State of Virginia, three months after the bronze monument to Robert E Lee was removed. Governor Ralph Northam said in a statement that preliminary work at the site in Richmond will start and theContinue reading “A Time Capsule Believed To Contain A Picture Of Abraham Lincoln”

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VERY GOOD NEWS

A metal detectorist has discovered a tiny gold Bible which is believed to have belonged to medieval royalty and is worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Buffy Bailey, an NHS nurse from Lancaster, was exploring farmland near Sheriff Hutton Castle in North Yorkshire with husband Ian when her detector picked up a strong signal closeContinue reading “VERY GOOD NEWS”

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The Rolling Stones Cancel ‘Brown Sugar’ Over Slavery Lyrics

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have announced the Rolling Stones will quit playing hit tune Brown Sugar, amid discomfort about the 50-year-old classic’s references to slavery. The group, which is currently on the road for a 13 date US tour, haven’t played Brown Sugar, one of their most recognisable tunes, since kicking off in StContinue reading “The Rolling Stones Cancel ‘Brown Sugar’ Over Slavery Lyrics”

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It Wasn’t Their Finest Hour

A charity named after Sir Winston Churchill has provoked anger by rebranding itself criticising his opinions on race with one furious official stating that it beggars belief that the man who saved his nation in our darkest hour finds himself cancelled in this way. The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust has removed images of the wartimeContinue reading “It Wasn’t Their Finest Hour”

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