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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.

Christmas: Resonances in Ancient Britain

Christmas in Britain is taken for granted these days, but it wasn’t so in ancient days. For one thing, the date of the birth...

What are the “Twelve Days Of Christmas”? in the Christmas Carol

Rather than the twelve days before Christmas Day, this period of time actually runs from December 26th to the Epiphany on January 6th The Epiphany,...

Christmas Story: Christmas Tree, Christmas Decor and its Origin

A glance into the origin of Christmas, Christmas tree and Christmas decoration. How St. Nicholas became Santa Claus? Saturnalia and the birth of Jesus. Christmas...

Chasing and Capturing the Fugitive Spirit of Father Christmas

Everyone is looking to locate, pursue, and capture the spirit of Father Christmas or Santa Claus, but unless you watch him carefully, he will...

The Great Pumpkin and Vince Guaraldi Are Still Touring Europe

The talents of Vince Guaraldi and Charles Schulz combined to create the Great Pumpkin and add a universal meaning to Halloween celebrations world-wide. "There are...

The Nazi Invasion of Poland,1939: History of the Second World War

On 1st September 1939, Hitler ordered the invasion of Poland; the event which began the Second World War. Britain had previously tried a policy of...
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