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On this day – 26th May

On this day – 26th May


1521   Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings

1660   King Charles II of England landed at Dover after being exiled for nine years
1831   Russians defeated the Poles at battle of Ostrolenska
1896   The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was crowned
1946   British Prime Minister Winston Churchill signed a military pact with Russian leader Joseph Stalin. Stalin promised a “close collaboration after the war.”

Helen Duncan – The medium who cheated?

Helen Duncan – The medium who cheated?

As a child, Scottish-born Helen Duncan earned the nickname Hellish Nell for her tomboyish exploits. She alienated her peers with bizarre behaviour and sinister predictions, and her mother predicted that one day she would be burnt as a witch. In 1910 Helen, at the age of 20, married invalided soldier Henry Duncan, whom she had ‘first met in her dreams’, and Henry neglected his business of cabinet-making to help her develop as a psychic and to help raise their six children.