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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was an English poet and playwright who is considered one of the greatest writers to ever use the English language. He is also the most famous playwright in the world, with his plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Known colloquially as…
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Longest-reigning British monarch, dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth, a beloved leader who ascended to the throne at age 25 in 1952, died Thursday at her Balmoral Castle estate in Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch who served as the beloved face of her country and source of strength for seven decades, died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was…
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Roger Casement: Ireland’s First Gay Icon

Roger Casement | Courtesy of RTE Kate Phelan 7 October 2016 Born in Sandycove, Dublin, in 1864, Roger Casement was an Irish diplomat knighted by the British government in 1911 for his humanitarian work. In spite of his successes fighting for human rights in European colonies in Africa and South America, Casement was later stripped…
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Read TIME’s Original Report on the Death of Che Guevara

BY LILY ROTHMAN OCTOBER 9, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Portrait of Che Guevara (1928-1967) in Cuba. These days, as his face gazes out from t-shirts, murals and dorm-room posters around the world, it could be easy to think that Che Guevara — or, more commonly, simply Che — is more of an idea than a man. But…
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