Claimed by its fans to be the greatest comedy film of all time, Life of Brian has courted controversy since its release due to its satirical portrayal of religion that is interpreted by some as blasphemous.

The trials of the Pendle Witches are not only some of the most famous but also some of the best recorded witch trials in British history, and represent two per cent of all British witches to face trial over three centuries.

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burned himself to death at a busy crossroads in Saigon.