Roman Mosaic Facts

Roman mosaics were very popular in homes and public building during the Roman Empire. There are many examples of mosaics that still exist today. They were very detailed and complicated. Roman mosaics were made up of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tiny coloured stones and gems called tesserae. Each mosaic piece was stuck to the floor with mortar, a type of Read More

Roman Food Facts

The ancient Romans did not eat large meals. However, the rich Romans did enjoy expensive, varied meals with foods from all over the Roman Empire. This was because expensive and lavish meals were a good way to show off your wealth to others. The main Roman food was pottage. This was a thick stew made mostly from wheat, millet and corn. Some Romans would add cooked meat, offals Read More

The Romans: Facts and Information

The Romans and the Roman Empire was the largest empire of the ancient world. The Romans were people who originated in the city of Rome in modern day Italy. The Roman Empire was based on the Mediterranean and dates from 27 BC, when Octavian became the Emperor Augustus, until 476 AD. The Roman Empire was the third stage of Ancient Rome. First, Rome was ruled by the Roman Read More

Queen Victoria Facts

Queen Victoria is the longest reigning monarch in UK history. Her reign spanned sixty four years, from 1837 to 1901. She was only 18 when she took the throne to become queen. She had a lot to learn as queen and early on she believed she could whatever she wanted simply because she was queen. She quickly learned that this was not the case. Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 Read More

Anderson Shelter Facts

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain placed Sir John Anderson in charge of Air Raid Precautions in November 1938. Anderson then commissioned an engineer by the name of William Patterson to design and build a small, cheap shelter that people could have in their garden. The first 'Anderson' shelter was erected in 1939. It was built in a garden in Islington, London on 25 February, Read More