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Significant events in European history include the Roman settlements, the Viking Explorations, the Renaissance, the Reformations, the Age of Enlightenment and the French and Industrial Revolutions. Europe's story includes states, monarchies and revolutions. Its wars range from the Thirty Years' War to the Cold War to the War on Terror. European History is filled with fascinating people including Pliny the Younger, Leif Ericson, and Marquis de Pombal.. Explore their stories and worlds with us.

A League of Nations, For Nations? Part 1

Before 1935, the "fascist menace" - that is, the threat represented by Italy and Germany, was not a threatening one. Both were right-wing militaristic...

The Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Part 3

Where was Catherine of Aragon during Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII's newly fledged romance? When the evidence appeared that Henry was setting up...

The Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Part 2

Until Henry VIII began to seriously research the possibility of annulment of his union with Catherine of Aragon in order to seek the...

The Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Part 1

It is difficult to separate the stories of Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn after about 1524, when Anne gradually ousted Catherine from...

The Labour Party and the Spanish Civil War, Part 2

If there was an event that demonstrated the fascist menace before the destruction of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, it was the Spanish Civil War....

The Labour Party and the Spanish Civil War, Part 1

The "defining ideological conflict of the 1930s" was the Spanish Civil War which took place between July 1936 and March 1939. The conflict,...

Dacians of Romania

The Dacians, also known as Getae, developed a sophisticated culture and united under their king Burebista. The Dacians were people who inhabited the land that...

Brief History of Bulgaria

In the late 7th century a branch of the Bulgars led by Khan Asparuh migrated into the northern Balkans, where they merged with the...

19th Century Advances in Medicine – Increasing Hygiene, Reducing Suffering

In the 19th century, it was possible for whole families to die from diseases such as cholera, typhoid and smallpox and giving birth was...

How The Greatest Person of the 20th Century Overcame A Ghost

Winston Churchill is often cited as the greatest person of the twentieth century. But this was not always viewed this way during his lifetime,...
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