Feb
27
2010
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Has anyone ever been posthumously executed?

oliver-cromwellMany people have been executed after their death, the first one mentioned being Leonidas of Sparta in the 5th century BCE, beheaded and crucified after he died in the battle of Thermopylae. In the Christian era in Europe, more than a few persons suffered a death penalty after they had already died or been killed, [more…]

Jan
17
2009
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What famous people went to the University of Cambridge?

Cambridge University - photo by Elin B - cc-byCambridge University has produced over 80 Nobel Prize winners, so it’s hard to know where to begin when assembling a list of notable Cambridge University alumni. And that’s before considering the scientists, monarchs, mathematicians, politicians, and even economists who attended the University of Cambridge. Monarchs include King Edward VII, King George VI, and Queen Margrethe [more…]

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