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This Week in History: King Eric XIV of Sweden deposed for mental disorder, September 29th, 1568

Our fascination with the unconventional lives of aristocrats was once again demonstrated the other week, when Game of Thrones received twelve Emmy awards. But stories of royal eccentricity are not confined to the realm of fiction. European history offers several examples of real-life monarchs allegedly prone to mental instability, such as King Eric XIV of […]

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September: mooncakes and mathematic ability

September is a month of new beginnings in a plethora of different cultures worldwide. Often a symbol of hope and rebirth, in the world of work and education in the western hemisphere, September is becoming the new January. All Scottish universities start their academic years in September, and subsequently a rush of activity is seen […]