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I am a professional librarian with 40 years' experience, although I currently only work part time. I am therefore used to finding things out and passing them on, so it has been natural for me to move from librarian to article writer. I am interested in all sorts of things, including history, literature, birds, astronomy, music, religion ...

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History
by Indexer
4 years ago
Queen Mary I: The Monarch Who Took Her Revenge On England

17th November is not a date that is generally celebrated in England but perhaps it should be. In 1558 a hated monarch died and a new age - the Elizabethan Age - was born. The queen who died - Mary the First - was mourned by few.

Health
by Indexer
5 years ago
The Special Gene Possessed by the Sherpas of Nepal

The Sherpas of Nepal can be fully active at high altitudes. Scientists have discovered why.

Pets & Animals
by Indexer
5 years ago
Some Facts About the Red-Breasted Goose

The red-breasted goose is an endangered European goose species. Here are some facts about its appearance, breeding habits, and why it is endangered.

History
by Indexer
5 years ago
Fletcher Christian, Leader of the Bounty Mutineers

A short biography of Fletcher Christian, who led the mutineers on HMS Bounty and ended his days on Pitcairn Island

Environment
by Indexer
5 years ago
Progress Being Made in Saving Whales From Extinction

Although huge progress has been made in reversing the decline of whale numbers, there is no room for complacency

Technology
by Indexer
5 years ago
The Extraordinary Behaviour of Primitive Slime Moulds

Slime moulds were among the first living things on Planet Earth. They can tell us a lot about how evolution works.

History
by Indexer
5 years ago
The Truth Behind the Meeting of Stanley and Livingstone

There is more behind the "Dr Livingstone I presume" story than is generally thought

Travel & Places
by Indexer
5 years ago
The Pont du Gard - The Most Impressive Roman Structure in France

A description and history of a Roman aqueduct built in southern France nearly 2,000 years ago

History
by Indexer
5 years ago
Mithridates VI, the King of Pontus who Stood Against Rome

A short biography of an ancient king who kept the Romans at bay for 30 years.

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