Dynamic Directory - May 28, 2017

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Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier
Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

On the 14th of October, 1947, Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager flew an airplane at speeds which reached Mach 1.

Julius Caesar Arrives at Britain's Shores
Julius Caesar Arrives at Britain's Shores

Julius Caesar sails to Britain from France, in 55 BC, and is initially met with men who are willing to fight against Caesar and his troops. Caesar leaves but returns the following year. He leaves, however, when it seems that the people will fight him and his men again. Rome does not conquer Britain until 43 AD, long after Julius Caesar was dead.

Defending Britain against Anglo-Saxon Invasions - Portchester
Defending Britain against Anglo-Saxon Invasions - Portchester

Even before Rome left Britannia, Anglo-Saxons tried to invade Britain. The Romans defended against such invasions by building forts along Britain''s coast. Portchester, located in southern England, was one of those forts.

What Ifs of History - English Instead of French
What Ifs of History - English Instead of French

Did you know that the language of "Chivalry" - or the language of Knights - was French?

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