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How did knights who required glasses to see survive on the battlefield?

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Has there ever been an election where the two biggest parties form a coalition to govern?

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Why were nomadic tribes (like the Mongols) from the Eurasian steppes a much reduced threat from the 15th century onwards?

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What paintings might these be (2 sketches made in the Tate Britain Gallery)?

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Why did this anti-communist pamphlet, from the USA in the 1950s, include UNESCO among its targets?

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Why did the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal take a much longer route to the Des Plaines River?

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How did ships in Britain's Grand Fleet avoid each other during maneuvers?

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What is "chaud melee"?

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Is a WW2 German bank note with a LITZMANNSTAND symbol possibly fake?

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How did people 'park' their horse and buggy in early 20th century cities? How was theft prevented?

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Was writing material for to-do list accessible in medieval Europe?

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Where did France build up its fleet in 1805-1814?

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Did humans live more densely in the past, and if so, how much denser?

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Prior to 1963 did a British nobleman ever disclaim or renounce his title? What would have happened if someone had tried?

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Had anyone envisioned a "wipeout" scenario for Japan in the Pacific for World War II? [closed]

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Did any Nazi TV news broadcasts survive?

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What is this Tiger tank wingman UGV?

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Are there historical examples of civilization reaction to learning about impending doom? [closed]

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Did Ramsay Macdonald have a Vietnamese mistress living near Downing Street?

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Where is Dorothea Benze's grave? [closed]

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What is the source for exact years of the Hittite/Egyptian state of war?

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How long, historically speaking, did it take to tally and report the vote?

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How do we reconcile hierarchical and violent aspects of Ancient Egypt with its nonviolent principle of Maat, as exemplified in negative confessions?

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What does "APT" mean in box 34 of the WD AGO 53-55?

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What is the origin of this medallion?

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Why are there holidays marking VE/VJ/Armistice Day in different cultures, while many other wars aren't commemorated at their conclusion?

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What would have been the process of arresting someone in the Middle Ages?

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What became of the daughter of Cixi‘s photographer?

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Was there anything similar to the World War 1 Christmas truce in World War 2?

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Why didn't Royal Navy (columns of) ships turn outwards, rather than inwards?

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How did the East Slavic pagans perceive the process of Christianization of Rus'? [closed]

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Why did Associate justice Black speak of a Pyrrhic victory?

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What legal instruments in the Russian Empire criminalised teaching peasants to read?

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Why is it necessary to list conflicting causes for the emergence Buddhism and Jainism?

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Why did the Byzantine military strength decline? [closed]

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What do the collar symbols / insignia on this WW I Austrian soldiers uniform mean?

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How difficult would it have been for a European to obtain access to US scientific journals in 1945?

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Looking to Identify a pin/ badge

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What is "trek-leertje" and what it was used for in the 17th century Dutch Republic?

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What do we know about homo neanderthalensis free time? [closed]

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What factors influence whether an invention is not patented? [closed]

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Did the U.S. founders intend for the U.S. President and VP to represent the people, the electoral college, or the States?

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When did swamp/wetland conversion first begin, and what were the early methods for doing so?

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Did ash rain in cities near Nazi concentration camps?

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How did commoner children address commoner adults in the middle ages?


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