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.

World War I: The Malaria Effect

Malaria took a heavy toll on soldiers during World War I. It helped induce a change in British military planning and operations. World War...

The Revolutions of 1848 in Europe

In Europe, a wave of nationalism and liberalism led European citizens to erupt in protest against the conservative governments. In 1848, many revolutions broke...

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...

The Maltese Language

Since 2007 Maltese has been include the twenty-three official languages of the European Union although only spoken by some 500,000. Although Maltese is an...

What the Romans Left Behind: The Aqueducts

One of the chief challenges of the Roman Empire was how to provide for the continued extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous in...

A Clash of Beliefs: Religion in Anglo-Saxon Britain

Imagine if you will a loyal Saxon warrior on his knees in prayer, to the goddess of the harvest for plentiful food or to...

Medieval Christmas Traditions

The Christmas of the Middle Ages combined a rich mixture of secular, pagan Druid customs with the evolving religious Christian traditions. The Christmas celebrations of...

Druids: The Iron Rulers of the Celts

Equally close-mouthed and mysterious, the Druids were some of the most powerful people the world has ever known. They held an iron grip on...

Early 19th Century Revolutionary Movements

The years after the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte and the reestablishment of legitimate rulers by the Congress of Vienna were marked by growing demands...

Life for the Pilgrims Before the Mayflower

In 17th Century England it was a crime to be Separatists. Soon-to-be Pilgrims could lose life, house, or suffer imprisonment before the Mayflower. Pilgrim History...