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Margary, with a hard "g", is the name of the back quad at Exeter College, Oxford. For several years, I walked across it every day without wondering who Margary had been. Then, in Thornton's second-hand bookshop next door to the College, I found a
Pie and mash shops evolved from the eel-pie houses of the 18th and 19th centuries, with the meat filling taking over in the 20th century. The meal today is quite simply a minced meat pie accompanied by mashed potato and a thick green parsley liquor...
A Dutch historian has used a unique 1,700 year old map of Roman roads to create an online journey planner giving the destinations, distances and timings of routes used by ancient travellers in the days of empire. Routes are based on the Tabula
Letters Native culture of pre-Roman Britain Mike Pitts states that the iron age British were "more aware of Rome than Rome was of Britain" ( What the Romans didn't do for us , G2, 17 March). Some archaeologists have been championing the culture of
A very clever headline in the UK paper The Independent, reads “What did the Romans ever do for us (
The 15ft-high road ran from London to Exeter An enormous and well-preserved section of one of Britain's first Roman roads has been uncovered in the depths of a Dorset forest. The 1,900-year-old road was constructed by Roman invaders to run from