Sunday, August 9, 2020

European History

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.

Plague

After posting my last article I realized that I had made a horrendous error. I seem to have put the proverbial cart before the...

Aethelwulf’s Grand Experiment: A New Kind of Succession

Aethelwulf, King of Wessex, had a grand idea for how to solve the power struggle problem he had inherited from his predecessors: make his...

First Viking Burial Site Found in England

It is common knowledge that England was populated by Vikings for a great many years. We have history books that tell us so and...

Early Arthurian Britain – Who Were the Britons in the Age of Arthur?

To more fully comprehend the era in which King Arthur would have risen to power, it is necessary to understand the dynamics at work...

Anglo-Saxon Infighting: Everyone Wants to Be King

In the last article, the focus was on the settlement and leaders of the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Much of this information is verifiable from...

Treblinka: The Concentration Camp Revolt

The first camp during the Second World War to experience a violent uprising was Treblinka. Construction of the camp began in April 1942 through...

“A Prophet Before Her Time:” Beatrice Potter Webb, Part 2: The Poor Law Commission...

Nineteen men and women were appointed the Royal Commission For Poor Law Reform and Relieving of Distress. Most of the appointees were social reformers,...

Edward the Confessor

At last we come to the compelling character of Edward the Confessor. Recalling that Aethelred’s second wife was Emma of Normandy, we can begin...

Joseph Morton, AP, Follows the Dawes Mission to Mauthausen

Associated Press reporter Joseph Morton’s final date line was January 26, 1945 – Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp, twelve miles from the city of Linz, Austria....

Who Were the Spanish Conquistadors?

Spain was once an immensely powerful empire with interests in the New World. The Spanish conquistadors were mainly explorers and soldiers. In the 1500s Spain...