The effects of the Chernobyl disaster will endure for thousands of years to come. So how will that legacy be understood by future civilisations?
From midwinter feasting at Neolithic British sites like Durrington Walls, to the Haloa of Ancient Greece and the Norse Yule celebration, humans have always needed a reminder during the depths of winter of light, community and the promise of good things to come.
North London has captured the imagination of gothic writers through the ages, exploring both sides of the region’s possibly: one a promise, one a threat.
Better known for its naval history, sea battles and imperial power, “Pompey” also lays claim to some mindboggling legendary connections. Here are five Portsmouth legends they don’t tell you in the guidebooks.
In the summer of 1960 at the age of five, I joined an honored folk tradition by telling my first Comstock lie. It was about a sex worker who had transformed into a legend of the Wild West.