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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.

First World War

The pages of history are red with wars and revolutions. Regional wars, ethnic wars, civil wars and transitional wars have all contributed to major...

The Significance of the Hill-Fort: Social

The hill-fort of ancient Britain gave the chieftain military and economic advantages, as has been seen. The third advantage was social. The physicality of the...

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...

Vikings: Not Ones for Written Records

With the coming of the Vikings came another age with a dearth of written records. As the Saxons before them, the Vikings didn’t believe in...

Importance of Mass in Early Modern Europe

John Bossy's interesting article explains three aspects of the Mass in Europe prior to the Reformation as well as its overall importance to the...

Brief History of Bulgaria

In the late 7th century a branch of the Bulgars led by Khan Asparuh migrated into the northern Balkans, where they merged with the...

Columba and the Loch Ness Monster

With news that a scientist thinks the Loch Ness Monster is nothing more than hot air, it is time to reexamine the origins of...

Reclaiming the Swastika

An article about one of history's most ancient and most controversial symbols. History of the Swastika Whenever the swastika is mentioned, first thing that comes...

Ethelred: Kingly Conversion to the Monastery

It seems odd to us today that a powerful leader would leave all of his wealth, power, and prestige behind and retire to a...

Avebury Hill: More Majestic Than Stonehenge

The bulk of international attention on monolithic rings is often focused on Stonehenge; but to many people, the rings at Avebury are far more...
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