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When the 'speedy trial' amendment was written, how long did trials usually take?

When the 'speedy trial' amendment was written, how long did trials usually take?

The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution promises "the right to a speedy and public trial," to prevent the accused from being held without a conviction for a long pretrial period. What…

The U.S. national debt reaches $0 for the first time

The U.S. national debt reaches $0 for the first time

On January 8, 1835, President Andrew Jackson achieves his goal of entirely paying off the United States’ national debt. history that the national debt stood at zero, and it precipitated one of the worst financial crises in American history.The elimination of the national debt was both a personal issue for Jackson and the culmination of a political project as old as the nation itself.

Unloading on the D-Day beaches (right)

Unloading on the D-Day beaches (right)

The D-Day Companion, ed. Jane Penrose. A selection of thirteen separate essays on different aspects of the D-Day lands, from the initial planning to post-war memorials; this is an excellent piece of work that sets the D-Day landings firmly in context. An excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about Operation Overlord, but its wide range of topics means it is likely to be of value to anyone with an interest in the subject.

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Gaulish logistics during Caesar's invasion

Gaulish logistics during Caesar's invasion

How much, if anything, do we know about how the Gauls camped and marched when facing Caesar? Did they have tents, mules, wagons, camp followers? Can we infer anything about their rate of march? W…

A burial site on Dartmoor rewrites British history during the Bronze Age

A burial site on Dartmoor rewrites British history during the Bronze Age

Approximately 4,000 years ago the woman was cremated and her remains very carefully wrapped and stored in a basket with her most valuable possessions. Then they buried it at one of the highest points in the Dartmoor region, an area relevant to historians and archaeologists for its rich archaeological sites.