10 year old boy wins Gold at the Olympic Games

At the Paris, France Olympic Games a 10 year old boy was substituted for an adult in the Coxswain position due to his lighter weight. Continue reading

Highly Polished Metal in making of Full Length Mirrors

Rome during the first century made Full-length mirrors of highly polished metal, Silver was preferred (other metal were used) due to it reflective ability to reflect true colours. Continue reading

Francina Blankers-Koen Won Four Gold Medals at Olympics

Female track and field athlete, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England. Continue reading

Offa – King of Mercia

Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796. Continue reading

The First Penny Was a Silver Coin

The first silver coin penny was minted in Mercia, England in 790 Continue reading

Olympic Gold Medal Awarded to Female Hurdler

Moroccan hurdler, Nawal El Moutawakel was the first black African woman athlete to win an Olympic gold medal Continue reading

William Tyndale

William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. Continue reading

The Gold Coin – Florin or Fiorini D’oro

Starting in 1252, Florin gold coin was minted in Florence, Italy. It was widely used and imitated throughout Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa until the 17th century. Continue reading

The Guinea gold coins

First minted in 1663 in England, the coins were made of gold mined in what is now the Republic of Guinea (to which the name Guinea coins) in West Africa, were initially worth £1. Continue reading