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Exploring History

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Food That Conquered The World: Spartan Black Broth

The soup that felled democracy

Everyone knows the legend of Leonidas and his brave 300, dying in glory against the unending onslaught of the Persian Empire under Xerxes. It has been immortalised in songs, poems, books for millennia, and then of course a very successful film.




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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