Wikipedia article of the day for August 16, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 16, 2017 is Richard II of England.
Richard II (1367–1400) was King of England, the last of the main-line kings of the House of Plantagenet. He ruled from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. A son of Edward, the Black Prince, he was born during the reign of his grandfather, Edward III. Richard was tall, good-looking and intelligent, but he may have suffered from a personality disorder, especially toward the end of his reign. Less warlike than his father or grandfather, he sought to bring an end to the Hundred Years’ War started by Edward III. A firm believer in the royal prerogative, he restrained the power of the aristocracy and relied on a private retinue for military protection. He promoted an elevated image of himself, and art and culture were at the centre of his court, in contrast to the fraternal, martial court of his grandfather. Shakespeare’s play Richard II portrays his misrule and deposition as responsible for the 15th-century Wars of the Roses, but modern historians disagree, attributing his downfall to practices that were unacceptable to the political establishment.

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Quick-Thinking Driver Narrowly Escapes Carjacking


Quick-Thinking Driver Narrowly Escapes Carjacking
We have to say, the driver’s quick-thinking and reverse driving skills are quite impressive. Also, we hope her dog is okay.
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come together: Word of the day for August 16, 2017

come together , v :
(intransitive) To assemble, to congregate. (intransitive, figuratively) To harmonize socially; to come to an amicable agreement; to ally or band together. […]

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The biggest dinosaurs ever discovered, Quo Magazine November 2014. Detail of the head. Art by Román García Mora.

The biggest dinosaurs ever discovered, Quo Magazine November 2014. Detail of the head. Art by Román García Mora.
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Alrosa to keep 2017 output target unchanged despite Mir accident

Alrosa to keep 2017 output target unchanged despite Mir accident
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