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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.

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...

The Borgias

The Borgias were the most infamous family of the Renaissance, best remembered for their climb to power through murder and corruption within the Papacy. Calixtus...

Bronze Age Cremation Pits Discovered

Sometimes, archaelogists have to wait to deliver good news. Theories are all well and good, but results are needed to back them up. Well,...

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...

The Easter Rising: Irish Republican Uprising of 1916

The 1916 Easter Rising paved the way for the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. The causes and consequences of the 1916 Easter...

La Pastora – The Extraordinary Life of Teresa Pla Meseguer

Raised under exceptional circumstances, the exploits of this member of the Spanish armed resistance against Franco´s regime have become legendary. From Fact To Fame In 2011...

Operation Sealion – History of the Second World War

Opeartion Sealion was the name given to the planned Nazi invasion of Britain in 1940. The German Army enjoyed great success in the beginning...

What the Romans Left Behind: Hadrian’s Wall

The Roman emperor Hadrian decided that a wall needed to be built to keep the marauding barbarians at bay for good. The Roman conquest...

Red Army Faction: A Short History of West Germany’s Most Wanted

The Baader-Meinhof Gang, also known as the Red Army Faction, terrorised West Germany throughout the 1960s and 70s. Like many countries, West Germany experienced an...

Early Arthurian Britain – Out of Chaos Comes the Light: Arthur

The transformation of life in the fifth century from Roman rule to self-reliance was not smooth. Periods of poor leadership or no leadership at...