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by Johnny Tran
5 months 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 Moina Arcee
8 months ago
The Legend of La Salette

Did the Virgin Mary appear to two cowherds in La Salette France in 1846?

History
by Fran5050
8 months 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 Moina Arcee
9 months ago
Becoming Pope Pius IX

Bishop Mastai becomes Pope Pius IX, and his dance with the Revolution begins

History
by Moina Arcee
9 months ago
Mastai and Masonry

Was this future pope a freemason?

History
by Leigh Goessl
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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 Moina Arcee
10 months ago
Napoleon, Popes, a Visionary, and a Miracle

Napoleon's pursuit of Rome's popes, a visionary who saw all, and a miracle that allowed a future pope to become a priest.

History
by Moina Arcee
11 months ago
Blessed Pope Pius IX: Past and Present

Opening chapter of a biography of Blessed Pope Pius IX

History
by HLesley
1 year 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
1 year 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 Moina Arcee
1 year ago
The Legend of Saint Philip Neri: The Happy Saint

Have fun reading about the happiest saint ever.

History
by Amerowolf
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 Moina Arcee
1 year ago
The Legendary Charge of the Light Brigade

Epic military maneuver by British cavalry during the Crimean war in 1854

History
by Moina Arcee
1 year ago
The Legendary Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich

Amazing legends from the life of a Catholic mystic

History
by Sudocream
1 year 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 Moina Arcee
1 year ago
The Seventy Fifth Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The turning point of the Second World War was Germany's failure to conquer England in the Battle of Britain.

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