Did You Know?

Fourteen years before the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15th 1912, a man named Morgan Robertson wrote a novella called Futility. The fictitious story was about the world’s largest ocean liner – called ‘Titan’ and believed to be ‘unsinkable’ – that hit an iceberg one April night and sank in the Atlantic. Like the Titanic, Titan lacked enough lifeboats for every passenger on board and, like the Titanic, most of her passengers died in the disaster.

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5 Facts You Might Not Know About Bonfire Night

It feels a bit odd when we talk about ‘celebrating’ Bonfire Night, not least because rejoicing in our government’s ability to ‘repel the Catholic threat’ feels just a tad outdated.

But, regardless of all that, I still wanted to ‘celebrate’ Bonfire Night history-nerd style, so here is a list of five things you (hopefully) don’t already know about the events of the 5th November…

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