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History
by HLesley
10 months ago
The Short Tragic Life of Boy Pharoah King Tut

Archaeology has been a key to unlocking many of the the secrets of Ancient Egypt. One of the best known Egyptian archeological discoveries, the tomb of the boy Pharaoh Tutanhamun, holds many secrets.

History
by Fran5050
10 months ago
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style - Exhibition at London's V&A Museum

Ocean Liners: Speed & Style at London's Victoria & Albert Museum explores the evolution of ocean-liners: the art, design and engineering as well as the travelers who enjoyed life aboard these magnificent vessels.

History
by Sadie Ruckman
1 year ago
The History Of Circa Theatre

The establishment of one of Wellington City's performance theatres, located along the harbour. It is a staple for the artist community and serves to carry on an entertaining past time.

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
The Olympic-Class Ocean Liners

As emigration from Europe to the Unites States increased prior to World War One, White Star laid down the plans for a new class of ocean liners in 1908 that would be unmatched in scale. They were a triumvirate of ocean liners that each eclipsed 45,000 tons. Those ocean...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
The Race for the Blue Riband

In the 19th century, the Blue Riband became an unofficial accolade given to ocean liners that crossed the Atlantic in record-breaking speed. It was originally given to ships that made the westbound trip, against the Gulf Stream, at record speed. Any liner that won the Blue Riband flew...

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
Where Did the English Language Come From?

Used around the world for scientific and business communication, Modern English is a fairly new language, only about 400 years old.

History
by Caledor
1 year ago
3 Reasons Why the Byzantine Empire Fell

The Byzantine Empire essentially was a continuation of the eastern portion of the Roman Empire. Its capital Constantiple was founded by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 324 AD. Throughout its existence after the Western Roman Empire fell, the borders of Byzantine grew and shrunk until 1453 when the Ottoman Turks struck its final blow by defeating the Byzantine forces and conquering its city. To more than millennia is no small feat for any empire in history. In its history, it had to face off against the Goths, Persians, Arabs, Turks, Slaves, Bulgars, Vikings, and at one point from the Crusaders. But the Byzantine Empire did eventually fall.

History
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
10 Awesome Historic Finds Uncovered by Nature

Nature is beautiful yet powerful. It is a force to be reckoned with, unfortunately, sometimes leaving destruction in its path.  Although, while devastating, sometimes interesting, valuable or just cool things are uncovered.

History
by Johnny Tran
2 years ago
Russia's Monster Battlecruiser: The Kirov Class

Description and history of Russia's last cruiser class to enter service. Details on what makes it so advance and how it effects its rivals in the West.

History
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
10 Unusual and Totally Cool Archaeological Finds

The history of the world dates back millions of years, in this millennium humans have found some weird and/or pretty cool pieces from the past. Here are 10 cool finds that made the news in the last few years.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
Remembering Sacrifice: Wilfred Owen and the Poetry of World War One

Remembrance Day originated in the outpouring of grief at the end of World War I, the "war to end all wars". That grief is also reflected in the work of the World War One poets, the greatest of which is Wilfred Owen.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
The Columbus Hoax: Who Really Discovered America?

Columbus was not the first European to travel to North America. He may also have been preceded by travelers not only from Europe but also from other parts of the world. Save Save Save Save

History
by Amerowolf
2 years ago
10 of the Most Bizarre and Horrific Torture Techniques From History

If you have ever committed a crime, be thankful that you only get to sit in perpetual time out for it.  

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
Mata Hari: Double Agent or Dupe?

Mata Hari's life was considered scandalously shocking in her day and is now the stuff of legend. She may be the archetype of the sexy female spy, but things are not always what they seem.

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
The RMS Olympic Ocean Liner

After the sailing of the Lusitania in 1907, which set Blue Riband records, the blueprints for a new class of White Star ocean liners were laid down. These plans placed a greater emphasis on scale, with a triumvirate of ocean liners that would be the largest constructed during...

History
by Fran5050
2 years ago
Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from the Queen's Wardrobe - Magnificent Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

  Magnificent exhibition a Buckingham Palace - Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe - commemorates Her Majesty's 90th Birthday. //

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
The History of the Lusitania from Contruction to Sinking

Construction of German ocean liners, such as the Wilhelm Der Grosse, in the late 19th century ensured that Germany's ships clinched the Blue Riband ahead of British alternatives. The new breed of German ocean liners reigned supreme in the Atlantic. To return the Blue Riband speed record...

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
What is the EU and Why Brexit? A Historical Perspective

Throughout history Europe was torn apart by war, but some, including Winston Churchill, dreamed that it need not always be so. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

History
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How Henry VIII's Quest for a Male Heir Changed England

Over the course of his time Henry VIII married a total of six times, executing two of his wives. His pursuit of a male heir and his desire to enter different marriages in order to fulfill this goal ultimately contributed to the break of England from the Roman Catholic Church.

History
by Jane Winstead
2 years ago
Old Glory Long May She Wave Over the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

The noise stopped, had Fort McHenry fallen? At the break of dawn, Francis Scott Key placed a telescope to his eye and looked toward the Fort's flagpole. Old Glory was caught in the morning breeze. The "flag so large that the British will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance" was flying over Fort McHenry.

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