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.

Italian Renaissance – A Dysfunctional Family

If you wonder about the relationship between the main city states of Renaissance Italy, think about the daily soaps where everyone is in bed...

Shakespeare and the Storm: A Sixteenth-Century Weather Report

Raining Potatoes? When Sir John Falstaff commands the sky to "rain potatoes" in William Shakespeare's play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, he may just not...

“What About the Rentiers?”: The Formation of the National Government (1931), Part 2

Many had expected that a Conservative-Liberal Coalition would become the next Government, a thought that MacDonald shared. (1) However, this was not the case....

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Letters

Pointing out the "Excellencies" of the Slavonic script to the Greek alphabet, the Old-Bulgarian author Chernorizetz Hrabar claimed that if in Byzantium the creators...

Early Arthurian Britain – Peeling the layers

While Arthurian literature, folklore and myth is mostly fiction, its significance to history cannot be ignored. As said before, the legend is rooted...