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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.

Elite Conceptions of Witchcraft

For centuries, European societies have been consumed by a panic over alleged witches within their midst. Witchcraft was a practice/craft believed to be common...

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...

How The Greatest Person of the 20th Century Overcame A Ghost

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William of Normandy: A Disputed Crown

Let us return now to William of Normandy. He was the Duke of Normandy, a province of great import and military strength at that...

The Arthurian saga: fairy tale, folktale, mystery, morality play

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The Final Solution and German Homosexuals

Homosexuality was considered abnormal and dangerous by the Nazi regime, resulting in the brutalization and death of thousands of gay men. In October 1939 the...

Ceorl: What’s in a Word?

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Early Arthurian Britain – The End of Roman Britain

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Vienna’s Plague Defenses Included Plague Hospitals and Prayer

Like Venice, Italy, Vienna, Austria, has always been vulnerable to outbreaks of plague because of its geography and its maritime history. Vienna, Austria, is...

The Dieppe Raid in its Proper Context

On August 19, 1942, nearly 6,000 soldiers, a large proportion of them Canadian, raided the French port city of Dieppe. This operation, the largest...
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