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NEW YORK (AP) — Century 21 Stores — a destination for bargain hunters looking for fat deals on designer dresses and shoes, cosmetics and housewares for nearly 60 years — has filed for Chapter 11...

New BBC drama about London’s 18th Century sex trade is inspired by a Georgian A to Z of Covent Garden courtesans The BBC2 drama series, Harlots, lifts the lid on the sex trade of Georgian era It...

One in five 18th century Londoners caught syphilis and young people living in the capital were 25 TIMES more likely to catch the disease than people in the countryside, study finds Researchers scoured...

Statue to 19th century politician Lord Holland who owned 401 slaves on his Jamaican estate is targeted by vandals and left covered in red paint A statue to 19th century Whig politician Lord Holland, has...

Iron Age ‘princess’ discovered in France: Archaeologists unearth 2,200-year-old tomb of a woman dripping with blue glass beads and wearing a copper belt buckle Body was unearthed outside Saint-Vulbas,...

A fashionable address! 17th Century mansion with 10 bedrooms, a pool and 28 acres of land that once belonged to controversial Gucci heir Paolo goes on sale for £2.95million The extravagant country pile...

Stunning 14th Century coach house with character features celebrated by architect Nikolaus Pevsner in Devon village goes on the market for £975,000 A five bedroom, Grade I listed country home has gone...

Air pollution from 12th century British lead mines ‘was as bad as the industrial revolution’ and has been detected in glacial ice from the Swiss Alps Researchers studied lead pollution from layers...

Stunning 14th century medieval chapel is uncovered in County Durham 370 years after it was destroyed in the wake of the First English Civil War Durham University experts helped to unearth the chapel...

Rare wine bottles belonging to the 17th century Earl of Coventry made of GOLD and black glass are set to fetch £20,000 at auction after being unearthed by a builder in a digger Workman finds luxury wine...

Native American ‘sauna’ used by Aztecs to ‘purify their bodies’ ahead of child birth, spiritual rituals and medical treatment 600 years ago is discovered in Mexico City The so-called...

The seven-billion-year-old stardust that predates the SUN and crashed to Earth inside meteor that hit Australia in 1969 The grains were found in a meteorite that landed in Murchison, Australia, in 1696 Formed...

X-ray in a manger: 16th century painting of a nativity scene found hidden under another work of art just weeks before Christmas It was found hidden under an artwork showing the beheading of John the Baptist The...

Whale-powered buses, flying postmen and a Matrix-style knowledge machine feeding books directly into children’s brains: wacky visions of 21st century life are revealed in a remarkable set of drawings...

Historic 18th-century fortress of Fort George built after the Jacobite rebellion could crumble into the sea as water levels are set to rise by up to three feet by 2100 Aerial analysis reveals the impact...

Unusual item from the doomed Lusitania has been discovered A century after the Lusitania was sunk by a U-boat, an extremely rare hardtack ship’s biscuit has been found and is up for auction. In...