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Fastest Marchers July 8, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
Fastest Marchers

How far can the average person walk in a day? Most of us walk about three miles an hour, which should mean that, if we didn’t develop blisters or stitch and if a man with jack boots had a pistol at our head, we could probably manage between thirty and forty miles a day. But […]

English King Discovered Under Carpark September 13, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
English King Discovered Under Carpark

***Dedicated to Roundj*** Beach does his very best not to be topical on this blog. But the news coming from Leicester (UK) yesterday is hard to ignore. At the end of August archaeologists began to dig in a car park there in search of the body of Richard III, the last English king to die […]