Hermes was the Greek God, a trickster, messenger between realms, and a soul guide. He was the son of Zeus, brother of Apollo, and lover of Aphrodite. The Hermes archetype is a successful person.
Romantic poet John Keats wrote this sensuous, pastoral ode knowing he was closer to death than at any time in his young life. To Autumn is bursting with rich natural imagery - full analysis.
Maria Bochkareva was the only woman allowed to join a combat unit in any army in 1914. She formed and commanded the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death in 1917 and led it into battle.
Robert Smalls’ capture of a Confederate ship made him a Civil War hero. But during Reconstruction, he fought just as heroically for equal rights for African Americans.
During the Battle of the Bulge, one segregated unit nearly lost all its men and it took years to be recognized. By helping to defend both St. Vith and Bastogne, it deserves its place in history.
Rosemary Kennedy, the little known and sometimes forgotten Kennedy lived in a place known as St. Coletta of Wisconsin for most of her life. Brain damaged by a botched lobotomy at the very young age of 23, she needed lifetime care afterwards. My son worked at St. Coletta for over three years while in college, and I remember the day he came home to visit for the weekend and told us that the most famous resident of St. Coletta, Rosemary Kennedy, had passed away.
Learn more about the trends and evolution of art in the twentieth century from Matisse and Picasso to Lichtenstein and Warhol!
The Salem witch trials have fascinated historians for centuries, largely because of their bizarre nature and the great uncertainty that surrounds them. One of the most intensely debated topics is the question of why the girls began to accuse seemingly random townspeople of witchcraft. However, there is little evidence to support any theory, and consequently historians are forced to rely heavily on speculation. Many, including author and scientist Linnda Caporael, have found the traditional theor
Genesis makes it clear that Adam was not the first human in existence and that the flood was not global. Correcting these misconceptions takes pre-flood Genesis out of the realm of mythology and grounds it in known history
A step by step detailed guide on how to introduce yourself in Japanese using a Jikoshoukai. Audio clip included with lots of example sentences.
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest...yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Want to learn what it would be like to be a pirate? Learn what pirates ate, what they did for fun, and how they lived in the past.
V65Q4W57HPGB The life of an apprentice chimney sweep in England in the 1600's - 1800's was dangerous and, too often, very short. This is a detailed description of their working lives.
Ever wondered just what the Irish are talking about?? Well wonder no more . . . Here is a guide to the most popular Irish Slang words used today in everyday speech. We are known for our gift of the gab and I have shown the words, their meanings and also given examples of this weird and wacky language of the Irish.
Why did Ancient Rome execute its prisoners in such a public, painful, humiliating fashion? Learn more of Roman public executions and who they punished and why.
A short Victorian poem which Henley wrote whilst in hospital. Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill have all used the poem for inspiration and guidance. Invictus means unconquerable.
Olympic had quite a different fate than that of her younger sister. The only one of the class to have a long successful career, she never sank.
Emily Dickinson's classic short poem with full text and analysis. An extended metaphor, it brings the concept of hope that much closer to human understanding.
Sam Patch, a mill worker from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, captivated the American public in the 1820s with his spectacular, death-defying leaps off waterfalls and other high, dangerous places. Patch became known as the "Jersey Jumper" and the "Yankee Leaper," as he conquered the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, Niagara Falls, and the Upper Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. He died making his second jump at the Genesee falls, but he became an American folk hero.
Indirect speech is also known as Reported Speech, Indirect Narration or Indirect Discourse. In grammar, when you report someone else’s statement in your own words without any change in the meaning of the statement is called indirect speech. Quoting a person’s words without using his own word and bringing about any change in the meaning of the statement is a reported speech.
Let America Be America Again is a plea for freedom and equality for all those who are oppressed. Langston Hughes was poor and on a train ride through Depression hit USA - far from the American Dream.
Having a good "attention getter" for an essay paper is absolutely crucial because, on average, people will give you the first 2 sentences to decide whether or not your essay will be interesting or a waste of time.
A writer's notebook or inspiration journal is a great way to inspire yourself through quotes, writing prompts, poems, pictures, or really anything else you find interesting.
An infamous serial killer lived just down the street from little Ann Marie Burr who vanished in 1961. Was this little girl Ted Bundy's first victim?
Book L of the Metaphysics touches upon what Aristotle calls the "Unmoved Mover." In short, this is Aristotle's conceptualization of God which is worthy of our attention both because of the inherent interest of the topic and because of the...
Explanations of the different Catholic symbols: these symbols act as badges of faith, teaching tools, and aids on the journey towards an understanding of complex philosophies. Images included.
From antiquity till modernity, China was ruled by over 800 emperors. Here are the greatest among all Chinese emperors. The ones credited with China’s growth and survival as a major civilisation.
Marge Piercy's feminist poem belittles the stereotype of the perfect woman, suggesting that the patterns of behavior and body image touted by society cause little girls to kill themselves . . .
Feudalism shaped the Middle Ages in Europe and defined the social and economic relationships between people from the 9th through to the 15th century. Here are 15 facts about Feudalism.
Private William Hunter, who enlisted in the British Army in 1914 when he was 16, after repeated absences from his regiment, was shot at dawn for desertion on Feb 21, 1916.
The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James is a poignant story about a man who is expecting a great event that never happens. He wastes his entire life awaiting this, and misses out on life as a result.
The Eastern Front in World War 1 was every bit as horrendous as the Western Front and the war in the west cannot be fully understood without appreciating the effect the war in the east had on it.
Immanuel Kant and the Categorical Imperative explained. The concepts of good will, moral duty, summum bonnum and the five rules of Kant's universal maxims alongside a brief discussion on how Kant's theory could be applied to the modern ethical issue of genetic engineering.
An adolescent love poem that looks back at a first date, with the emphasis on oranges and new potential. Full of images and contrasts, this insightful poem is an extended metaphor of sorts.
The speaker in Frost's poem is of two minds; whether to stay and watch the lovely woods fill with snow or keep his promises and move on. His confused horse shakes the harness bells. Move on? Or what?
The Admiral Graf Spee was loose in the South Atlantic. Finally cornered in the port of Montevideo by British cruisers, she was deceived into scuttling herself instead of blasting her way out.
Neoclassical Poetry is a type of poetry, which follows the pattern of poetry authored by the poets of ancient time i.e., Greek and Rome. Pope and Dryden were the leading writers of neoclassicism.
What happened in the relationship between Garrison and Douglass? I argue Garrison is not often studied because this relationship is not well understood.
A short poem all about poetry and how we, as readers, should approach a poem. Is it to be tied up in a confessional chair, beaten? Or is a poem like a hive,built from light, full of hidden sweetness?
The United States flag is an integral part of our history. Did you know that every fold that is made when folding a flag has a meaning, and there are deeper meanings than fifty stars for fifty states.
Voluntary euthanasia, also known as mercy killing, is one in which a person requests to end their life early. Is this moral to grant their request?
Arizona's state seal features a miner for good reason. Hard rock gold mining, placer gold prospecting, and gold as a byproduct of copper mining have yielded huge treasure for the state.
This sadistic Transylvanian prince ruled Wallachia, impaled his enemies, and became the focus of the Dracula legend.
Alexander "Sawney" Bean was a clan leader born in 14th century Scotland. He was a known cannibal who, with the help of his wife, raised a large army of canniballistic children and grandchildren.
Andrew Jackson was the first Scots-Irish elected President of the United States, as well as the first westerner, the first not born into a prominent colonial family, the first born in a log cabin, the first born into poverty, the first nominated by...
Why people use code switching, types of code switching and examples, and suggestions for teachers teaching a foreign/second language.
The SS Californian became Titanic's scapegoat when she ignored the doomed liner's distress calls that fateful night. Only 5 miles from the sinking ship, she saw the rockets and did nothing.
W. H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" portrays a pathetic character whose life has been stifled by "the State," yet who, ironically, does not seem to realize his lot in life.
A powerful war poem, a sonnet, written whilst Owen was in hospital in 1917. The poet highlights the madness of war and the many young men who die 'as cattle.' Part elegy, part cry for justice.
I spent 14 years teaching watercolor art therapy classes to senior citizens. Here are about 7 of the things I learned that may help others start art therapy classes.
China's 1st emperor, Qin Shihuang, accomplished staggering feats, from uniting the warring states to building the Great Wall. However, he could be draconian. Here are his top achievements and faults.
Classified as a contralto, she could sing three octaves. Patriotic and spiritual, she sang at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.
10 Weird Gods and Goddesses - Myths and legends about ten absurd deities from eight different world religions. Includes Loki and a number of Greek gods.
The Myths and Legends of Robbers Cave: A tale of Jesse James explores both the history of Robbers Cave and the people associated with it. This article covers its early days as an outlaw hideout, the Robbers Cave experiment, and the cave's modern use.
In her work, "A New England Nun," Mary E. Wilkins Freeman illustrates a woman's struggle with the commitment of marriage. This essay examines how Freeman illustrates the feminine struggle to be independent while being dedicated to a man.
Experimental, innovative, plain weird, romantic - this love poem is unconventional in style, so typical of e.e.cummings.
Painter Frida Kahlo and entertainer extraordinaire Josephine Baker were both powerful and inspiring in many ways. While both were married to men, they frequently had affairs with women.
Owen fought on the frontline in WWI and wrote this poem from direct experience. A powerful, graphic message to all who think it is sweet and proper to die for one's country.
Caligula is an infamous emperor, known for his cruelty and narcissism. He's often described as insane, since many things he did are outright weird and bizarre.
The worst most otrocious acts were done within concentration camps. Here you can learn what the German Holocaust was and what happened at the concentration camps.
Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
Need help on a memory essay? I give full instructions, organizing tips and sample essays to help you write.
Larkin's 'atheist poem' in which he explores the spiritual significance of the church, despite the decline of religious ritual in the western world. Contains dry wit and keen perception.
The Muses. The Nine Muses. Greek Mythology. Calliope. Cleo. Erato. Euterpe. Melpomene. Polyhymnia. Terpischore. Thalia. Urania. Sappho. Origins of the Muses.
Using apps to help you learn Japanese keeps your motivation up and helps you learn more quickly. Use this list to grab the best Japanese language apps for iPhone and Android.
Springtime makes us all act a bit silly. Reciting rhymes and poems seems to come naturally. Here are some old favorites.
On April 24, 1918, three British Mark IV tanks (one male and two females) encountered three German A7V tanks. What ensued was the very first tank vs tank battle.
Full text. A love poem, The Last Ride Together is a dramatic monologue of a rejected lover. The structure is formal but the content is a fine exploration of the passions between a male and a female.
Hamlet is a famous play written by William Shakespeare. Read the Original Text and the Summary of the first soliloquy of Hamlet, here, which falls in Hamlet act 1, Scene 2.
Still I Rise is one of Maya Angelou's best poems. A defiant, hopeful and uplifting lyrical poem that stirs the heart, prepares the soul for struggle and gives food for thought.
Many modern houses are built of bricks, mortar and concrete. Who invented bricks? When were they first used? How is concrete made? This article explores the history of these common building materials.
World War II was a terrible event that will be remembered as one of the darkest chapters in human history. With estimates of the dead ranging from 60 to 80 million, it is unthinkable to imagine that this event was allowed to fester and erupt as it...
Humans suffer every day somewhere, somehow. But normal life goes on as if tragedy and pain did not exist? Through a study of the paintings of the Old Masters, this poem explores the consequences.
The Michigan Accent & Slang Words. Groups of people from every US state and, really, every place in the world have a unique accent and Michigan is no different! Learn Michigan-isms here!
During World War 1 soldiers discovered the weapons they had been issued were not always best suited for trench warfare. Proving that necessity is the mother of invention, they adapted.
Zeus was the most powerful God of Mount Olympus, and his myth is an interesting one! Much can be learned (and avoided) by a study of his archetype!
Who are the Gypsies and where did they come from? The Roma or Romani people have long lived the Gypsy life. This article gives us a glimpse at the history of the Gypsies, who are not Egyptians at all.
These amazing white mummies found in China show us a part of history that has been completely forgotten. How did they get there? And who were they?
False reasoning leads to false conclusions and precludes rational thinking and debate. Learn how to recognize and avoid logical fallacies and how to defend yourself against them.
A profile of four Presidents of the United States who chose not to run for reelection (and one who chose to) and what happened to them afterward.
The Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution, but were the Puritan colonies in the Americas bastions of religious tolerance and freedom of thought?
One very obvious area of ancient greek influence is architecture: Just look at the downtown of nearly any major city in the U.S., or many of the great cities of Europe. Read on to learn about the three Orders of ancient Greek architecture, the names of commonly used architectural elements, and various styles of architecture inspired by Ancient Greece.
A villanelle with powerful, repeated lines inspired by the prolonged illness of the poet's father, who became blind in his final few months.
An all-encompassing list of 101 (plus a few) books set in France, to read if you're planning a holiday, remembering one, or just because you want to. All tastes provided for!
Do you know how to use the word "myself?" Incorrect use of "myself" will not be tolerated...by me, myself or I!
The blue people of Kentucky are not a myth, but are members of a family carrying a rare gene which turns their skin blue in color.
The British Royal Navy has a language all of its own. Jackspeak (navy slang) reflects both its proud history and also the culture (good and bad) of the sailor. Everyday salty (sometimes saucy) expressions originating from a life at sea.
One of the most influential poems of modern times, T.S.Eliot's dramatic monologue takes us into the mind of an ageing J. Alfred Prufrock. Do I disturb the universe or eat a peach? Full analysis.
Which phrase is correct in proper English grammar–"in person" or "in-person"? Is it an adjective or an adverb? The answer depends on context.
Roman Catholics have a long tradition of eating fish on Fridays. The Friday Fish Fry is still common, especially during Lent, at many Catholic churches and other organizations and restaurants in areas with large Catholic populations. Learn how this tradition began despite the fact that there is no rule in the Catholic Church that its members eat fish.
Three little-known stories about World War 1. The first is about wolves on the Eastern Front; the second is about the armaments business; the third is about horses in the war.
45 seemingly similar struggles the ENFP faces, why we love the ENFP, and one of the best personalities of all
This article suggests a list of the 10 greatest religious leaders in history. A concise biography is also included with the name of each person or entity.
Taking an Ethics class? This article summarizes terms and types of ethical theories that may help you succeed in your course.
What is an idiom? What is their meaning? "Break a leg!" "He just kicked the bucket." Have you ever wondered what these phrases and others have meant or how they originated?
This is a short history of Imperial measurements and shipping in the American Colonies. The page also explains barrels, hogsheads, kilderkins, and other wooden casks.
The 1705 Virginia Slave Act turned indentured servants into slaves for life, removed legal protection against torture and murder of slaves, and required runaway slaves to be returned to their owners.
Albert Einstein wrote and spoke extensively about God and religion. What you think you know about his beliefs may not be true. What did he really believe and why?
Why are there so many similarities in the life story and teachings of Jesus Christ and Buddha? Were the authors of The Holy Bible influenced by Eastern traditions?
The Armistice on November 11, 1918 did not end the hostilities of World War I until 11:00 AM. That morning almost 11,000 men were killed, wounded or went missing.
We all know that love reaches beyond language barriers and continents, but it certainly doesn't hurt to to teach yourself a phrase or two to impress the Filipino or Filipina in your life.
There is a decision to be made. Which road to travel down, which path to take in life? Frost's thoughtful poem on free will and the choices it allows.
The history and legacy of the Mongolian Emperor, Temujin (Genghis Khan). A list of 40 facts about his life, death, deeds, and how he became one of the famous, successful, enduring leaders of all time.
Malcolm X was a Muslim minister, a political activist, and speaker. His beliefs served as an inspiration for some, but sparked controversy in other circles. Here are 18 facts about the man.
The book of Esther stands as unique among not only the historical books, but among the entire Old Testament as well.
Snake, one of D.H.Lawrence's celebrated animal poems, is a personal account of a meeting with a Sicilian viper. This analysis will guide both student and poetry lover through the layers of meaning.
Auto Wreck is a poem of vivid imagery written at a time when car crashes were relatively rare. It is a commentary on the actual accident scene but also explores human fragility and death.
Dance, exercise, and body language can be written down in a special script called choreology or movement notation. How does it work?
Everyone's heard of the Wild West. But what was it that made it so wild? Lawlessness? Crazy characters? New inventions? The lure of gold? The cowboy life? Wars between natives and settlers? Read on...
A new series of essays to support you with your German homework at school. They are based upon my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 2 covers the popular topic of writing about your hobby.
What did people eat in the 1920s? Learn a little bit of history with food in the 1920s and also see an authentic 1920s menu of food with recipes!
The Great Depression was a severe economic downturn that occurred in the 1930s. It was triggered by a stock market crash in the U.S.A., but went on to affect the wider world.
Our society today owes a lot to Greek influences. Here is a list of 8 things that we have borrowed from the Greeks.
The scripture does not support the argument that the church is the "Bride of Christ." What the scripture says, and why it's important.
An early poem of Heaney's that takes the reader back to his childhood and the devastating death of his young brother. In a subtle, controlled form, powerful imagery emerges out of this family scene.
In Dorothy Sayer's Gaudy Night, Latin quotations carry important subtexts that are inaccessible to modern readers. Here are my translations and interpretations of these phrases, to help you discover nuances which dictionaries and online translators cannot give you.
The history of the Vietnam War often gets boiled down to who won and who lost. Although it's a very complex subject, this article tries to answer a basic question from the U.S. point of view.
Stephen Hawking said, “There is no God. I am an atheist.” What is the science that informs his statement and why are his critics wrong?
In World War Two, the 761st Tank Battalion (Black Panthers) comprised mainly of African-Americans, endured discrimination, saw extensive action in Europe, and performed magnificently.
A thorough overview of common styles, colors, and motifs found on Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. Includes a color guide as well as all the different variants of popular symbols.
The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible - Ivan IV Vasilyevich of Russia was married 8 times, but can he be blamed for the execution or divorce of the wives he replaced?
There are exceptional women everywhere whose names remain unfamiliar, even unknown. The following six Bible mothers are among them but each displays unique significant strengths of character.
The nine Muses in Greek mythology have been an inspiration to art, philosophy and science since antiquity. Apollo is their teacher.
People want to say that Christianity and Paganism are separate, but in fact they are much the same. Read about the pagan elements and traditions of Christianity here.
Apparently the Nazis had much more in common with super villains than you think. Here are 10 of the most secret Nazi weapons of the Third Reich.
Apollo was the favorite son of Zeus and one of the second generation of gods and goddesses in Greek myth. His twin sister was Artemis. He was an archer, a lawyer, the Sun God, and played the lute.
She was the small cruise ship that gained both fame and infamy during her 40 years as the Cunard Flagship. But after being replaced by Queen Mary 2 in 2008, where has she gone? Answer: Exile.
While idioms provide color to language, did you ever wonder: "Why do we say that?" Read what common idioms mean and where they came from.
This article suggests a list of some of the best archaeological sites in the world. A brief summary explains the historical and archaeological significance of each site.
The anonymous English poem “Weep You No More, Sad Fountains” provides rich imagery, melancholy metaphors, and insight into the Elizabethan period. Poetry lovers are still enjoying the work today.
Stone carving as an art has created marvellous sculptures in India, even in caves. Tourists travel far to see these excellent creations in temples and historical buildings.
WW1 posters were used not just for recruitment, but for a range of propaganda purposes. Find out the story behind the propaganda posters of WW1.
Henry "Box" Brown escaped from slavery in Richmond, Virginia by hiding himself inside an express package and sending the box as freight to Philadelphia
Have you ever considered shagging lessons? Did you ever ask your teacher for a rubber? The differences between American English and British English can be quite funny!
While details of her life are a mystery, today she is known as one of the best preserved mummies in the world. Meet Rosalia Lombardo, the girl in the glass coffin.
A short list of twelve historic cities in the United States arranged by founding date and some honorable mentions as well. This list is not exhaustive.
Life in the trenches during World War I was a terrifying, grim affair. But amid the horrors of the Great War, how did the soldiers spend their leisure time and enjoy themselves on the Western Front?
Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy continues right up to this day, over 50 years after his untimely death. Here are some facts about the great man.
Winter, 1926. In his tiny London laboratory, John Logie Baird turned down the lights on his small, invited audience. Moving images appeared in the darkness. The audience gasped. Television was born...
To stop thousands of Belgians, spies and smugglers from slipping over to the neutral Netherlands, the Germans constructed an electrified border. Up to 3,000 people were electrocuted.
Tales of outlaws have been immortalized by dime novels and legend. But not often does one stumble upon a story of a female bandit. Here is a list of 10 western women who lived outside the law.
Chicago is known for it's iconic buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour in Downtown Chicago to discover these 1920's era gems.
A discussion of the freedom versus determinism paradox and an analysis of hard determinism, libertarianism, semi-compatibilism, and compatibilism. Reason as causation proves the compatibilist theory.
A new series of essays to support you with your homework at school. They are based on my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 1 covers the popular topic of describing your own family.
How big was the Titanic? In its day it was one of the largest ship ever built. But when compared to modern ships it was not too far off in size until the largest ship Oasis of the Seas came on the scene about 100 years later after the Titanic's tragic night.
One of Shakespeare's most popular love sonnets, the poet is comparing his lover to a summer's day and finding the lover more lovely. Full analysis includes critical look at rhythm, rhyme and syntax.
In 1994, the MS Estonia, sailing from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden with 989 crew and passengers, sank in rough seas with a loss of 852 lives. Only 137 survived the icy waters of the Baltic Sea.
What is atheism? How is atheism different from agnosticism? Is atheism a religion? This essay aims to provide an understanding of the various aspects of atheism and agnosticism.
What if you're a poet in love? A look at some of the more unusual poems by famous and unknown poets. Here is passion, sex and romance, with some weird twists.
Andrew Marvell is best known for this seduction poem, or carpe diem poem, To His Coy Mistress. With wit, intellect and conceit the speaker tries to persuade a virgin lady to have sex with him.
Women's clothing is fascinating throughout all cultures, including Rome. There is a distinct style and look to them that is both fascinating and beautiful.
It may surprise many people to learn that most Cajuns under the age of 50 don't speak French; even those who do don't usually speak it as their first language. However, almost all of us grow up speaking some French, and our vocabulary is full of...
The artillery personnel in World War II were some of the most skilled soldiers in the US Army and their Battalions were built to fight.
This article lists and describes the twelve ancient Greek gods and goddesses who were said to live on Mount Olympus.
A really short poem that can spark off many a debate on the subject of being a nobody versus being a somebody. Written in Emily Dickinson's dashed off style.
At Chattanooga, Confederate soldiers were only yards away from Ulysses S. Grant, the most important Union general in the Civil War. But instead of shooting him, they lined up to salute him.
Black Outlaws and Cowboys of the old west you might be saying with wonderment and head scratching! “Why that’s an oxymoron! I’ve never heard of such a thing!”. Well Read On And Enlighten Yourself!
In 1897 Anita Hemmings became the first black graduate of Vassar. But because she was passing for white, when her race was discovered she almost wasn’t allowed to graduate.
Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman, was really a low man. He led a very sad life, accoplished little, but had big dreams. Here is an analysis of the man behind the story.
History is littered with really bad weapons that have actually been taken into battle. Despite the mortal danger that these design flaws pose, there is something humorous about their Wile E. Coyote nature. Here are 10 of my absolute favorites.
Hellenistic and Hellenic civilization were time periods in Ancient Greece. But what's the difference between the two? Wasn't "Ancient Greece" just Ancient Greece? Not really...
A thriving family once lived in this abandoned farmhouse. What happened to the farmer? Why did they all have to leave? Only the toys and objects are left to speak for those now absent.
Why are we interested in the views that ten scientists had about God? The answer is that, unintentionally or not, these scientists had a greater impact on theology than most theologians.
U.S. destroyer Johnston will go down in the annals of history for taking on destroyers, cruisers and battleships during WW2.
How to use 'said' correctly in a story, what to use instead of it, and other ways to convey how a word or line of dialogue was said.
Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century. Here are my 12 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.
Need help on writing a Definition Paper? Step by Step instructions for how to gather interviews, organize and write.
40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame conquered half the world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history.
50 years have come and gone since the day a bullet took the life of President Kennedy spraying blood all over Jackie's pink suit. That outfit still exists but you'll never see it in your lifetime.
The early 1900's were a time of displacement of over 500,000 people in the U.S. Many became Hobos and became a migrant society. As they traveled they developed a communication code using symbols.
Gutenberg's printing press was a great historical event. Before it, all books had to be laboriously hand copied. His invention sparked a cultural revolution that would change the world forever...
To drive the Germans out of the city of Zwolle in the Netherlands, the Canadian Army was prepared to level it. French-Canadian Private Leo Major had other plans.
Derek Walcott's A Far Cry from Africa explores the bloody history of colonial Africa, in Kenya, where Mau Mau fighters fought the British in the 1950s. Walcott's mixed race roots divide his loyalties.
The women of the Heian court were highly educated thinkers, artists, writers, who enjoyed a great deal of freedom and exercised considerable power in court life and courtly relationships.
A lot of everyday things are often taken for granted when in fact they have changed the world so much that people would miss them if they are missing. Here is a list of twenty American inventions in the last two hundred years that have made a significant impact to human existence.
William Wallace is most often associated by many with the movie, Braveheart. William Wallace, however, was very real and this page looks at the truth behind the myths.
If you are from New England you know the term. Can we trace back the history to the origins of "wicked" to determine why it's only said in the North East?
One Art is a traditional villanelle, a form which contrasts nicely with Bishop's casual language and her observations on the art of losing. Ever lost your keys, a watch, a house, a country?
The Second Coming is a poem of powerful imagery and symbolism. Spiritual forces are at work in the world and a 'rough beast' is slouching towards Bethlehem. Humankind is at risk from mere anarchy.
The Titanic sunk as a result of a collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on that fateful night in 1912. The next day, icebergs with noticeable damage were found nearby and photographed.
Art of the American West has become an increasingly popular genre during the last century. Here I discuss a selection of some of the most well-known artists of the 19th century American frontier.
The 50s were an interesting time in my life. There were new fads on television, in music, dances, and at school. Pop culture was changing. In this hub I recall popular fads of the mid and late 50s.