Ancient bog bodies and a murder mystery

Bog bodies are the well preserved remains of sacrificial victims placed in peat bogs by our ancestors


Who was Britannia on the old penny coins?

This story always tickles me. It seems that Britannia in her trident and helmet on the old penny coins was one of the mistresses of Charles II. The so-called “Merry Monarch”, who ruled after the grim puritan interlude of Oliver Cromwell, had an insatiable libido. He famously carried on an affair with London street girl…