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by Fran5050
8 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
10 months 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 Johnny Tran
1 year 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 Fran5050
2 years ago
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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. //

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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.

History
by Amerowolf
2 years ago
Top 8 of the Most Deadly Dictators in Human History

Over the last 150 years, people who have been grabbed an excess of power have committed enough genocides, brutal wars, and systematic murders to teach the world that no one person should ever wield total power again.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
How Did Spanish Become a World Language?

In 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas granted Spain exclusive exploration rights west of a line running close to the 46th meridian. This determined the future of Spanish colonization of the New World, and the resulting geographical distribution of the Spanish language.

History
by egdcltd
2 years ago
Margaret Jones: Massachusetts' First Witch Executed before the Salem Hysteria

Some years before the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials (in the late 17th Century) one hapless woman, working as a midwife and healer, was put to death for witchcraft.  Hers was the second execution of its type in the New World and the first in the Massachusetts Colony.

History
by Amerowolf
2 years ago
Tarrare - The Tale of History's Most Tragic Cannibal

Today, eating mass amounts of food is nothing particularly special. The world of competitive eating is even centered around eating ridiculous amount of food. However, aside from all those non-competitive eaters in the poorer parts of the world, most modern gluttons don't know the true meaning of insatiable hunger, at least not to the extent of one medieval Frenchman. While demonized for being a cannibal, a crime against nature that is certainly hard to accept, this man painted monster by history is a victim of circumstance and disease. This is the tale of Tarrare. He was a man and he was very hungry.

History
by Neal_Litherland
2 years ago
The History of The Witch Hunter's Handbook, The "Malleus Maleficarum"

The Malleus Maleficarum was the field guide used by witch hunters to locate witches, determine their guilt, and to ensure the hunters were not, themselves, taken in by a witch's power. While it sounds like fiction, this book was adhered to religiously during Europe's witch craze, and it is responsible for some of the terrible actions taken by those who called themselves witch hunters.

History
by Neal_Litherland
2 years ago
Who Was Spring Heeled Jack?

Spring heeled Jack is one of the earliest modern urban myths. A creature who reportedly attacked women in Victorian London before the Ripper came on the scene, this Jack was said to be able to leap tall buildings at a single bound. What was he? Was he real? Or was he just a product of fevered imaginations?

History
by Sudocream
3 years ago
The History of the White Shepherd Dog Almost Eliminated by Society

Incorrectly labelled as an albino and barred by the German Shepherd Dog Society from competitions, the white coated dog was regarded undesirable. White puppies were slaughtered from litters and by the 1960's the breed was almost wiped out in Europe!

History
by Neal_Litherland
3 years ago
Who Discovered America? The Vikings

While we gave credit for the official discovery of America to Christopher Columbus (as much as you can "discover" a place where millions of people are already living), he wasn't the first European to set foot on American soil. In fact, he was a few hundred years late to the party, since the Vikings made landfall long before Columbus did.

History
by Fran5050
3 years ago
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Approaches Ninety - Will She Retire or Refire?

Celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016, Queen Elizabeth II's diary is as full as ever! Will she retire or refire?

History
by HLesley
3 years ago
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Language, Culture and Politics: The French Language in Canada

Throughout its 500 year history the development of the French language in Canada has involved a tangled web of linguistic, political and social issues.

History
by jjkroese
3 years ago
Signals from the Past: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

An in depth look at a defining piece of evidence for the Big Bang Theory and its theological implications

History
by Neal_Litherland
3 years ago
Who Is Davy Jones?

Davy Jones is a creature that mariners have feared for centuries, and rightly so. A capricious devil of the waves, his infamous locker is where the drowned go to wait for a watery eternity. But who, precisely, is Davy Jones? And where did this modern maritime myth begin?

History
by Neal_Litherland
3 years ago
Who Was Captain Morgan?

Captain Henry Morgan remains, to this day, one of the most infamous pirates (or privateers, depending on your opinion) to ever plunder the Caribbean. While he may have achieved respectability over time, the truly amazing thing is that the sheer size of his brass balls didn't sink every ship he set foot on.

History
by TanoCalvenoa
3 years ago
Mount Tambora in 1815: Largest Volcanic Eruption of the Past 10,000 Years

In 1815 the world experienced a rare event. A volcanic eruption in Indonesia from Mount Tambora was so large that only a few come close to its size in the past 10,000 years. It is by far the largest eruption to have occurred in modern times, and had worldwide effects that resulted in hundreds of lives lost. The certainty that similar events will eventually occur again serve as motivation to prepare for all manner of possible disasters, natural or manmade. One event could change everything forever.

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