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  • Plato's philosophy that governments constantly change has wrung true throughout history. This article looks at the social causes of the rise of the tyranny of dictatorships.

    Tyrannical Dictators—Rule of One!

    Tyrannical Dictators—Rule of One!

    by ata15150

  • Life was hard for soldiers and conscientious objectors alike during World War 1. Find out why men became "Conchies" and how they were treated.

    Conscientious Objectors During WW1

    Conscientious Objectors During WW1

    by Judi Brown35

  • Fells Point, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a waterfront area filled with 18th-century homes. The National Historic Register of Places recognizes Fells Point's historic and architectural significance.

    Fells Point and the History of Baltimore, Maryland

    Fells Point and the History of Baltimore, Maryland

    by Dolores Monet2

  • All about the Women's Auxiliary Air Force,some of the key women working during World War Two. The WAAF took over RAF ground based jobs from men and proved their worth in WW2.

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    by Jools Hogg58

  • Bartholomew "Black Bart' Roberts although not the most famous pirate of the seven seas was certainly the most prolific pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy. He became a pirate not by choice but by force; however, he embraced his new career with fervor when he became captain of his own ship. Although he was a religious man, having a clergy man on board his ship, he was often cruel in his dealings with captives. Read on to discover more facts about Black Bart the Pirate.

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    by Teresa Coppens7

  • 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?

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    by Thomas Swan22

  • A century after the start of the Great War in 1914, debate still goes on about whether Allied generals were incompetent buffoons or have been unfairly criticized.

    The Terrible Generals of the Great War

    The Terrible Generals of the Great War

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • According to Wikipedia, H.G. Wells wrote: "In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who call themselves "their highnesses," "their majesties", and "their exalted majesties" and so on. They shone for a brief...

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    by larryfreeman127

  • 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.

    Rosemary Kennedy and St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children of Wisconsin

    Rosemary Kennedy and St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children of Wisconsin

    by KathyH17

  • The Roman Empire created the modern world. Its political and social institutions survive today. What would the world be like if the Romans had never built their empire?

    What If the Roman Empire Had Never Existed?

    What If the Roman Empire Had Never Existed?

    by Robert P16

  • Songs that played a significant role in the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

    10 Songs of the Civil War Era

    10 Songs of the Civil War Era

    by Nick Burchett2

  • The first people in Ireland were hunter gatherers, and they almost certainly migrated from Britain to Ireland as the last ice age ended. The earliest known site of human habitation in Ireland is at Mountsandel, near Coleraine in Northern Ireland....

    A Brief History of Ireland's First People

    A Brief History of Ireland's First People

    by Marie McKeown16

  • The pope is supposed to be the man closest to God but what have we here? A history of debauchery, blood lust, unholy fornication, jealousy, murder, and nihilism? These men could compete and win as the world's biggest sleezemongers on any reality TV show.

    Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget

    Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget

    by Theophanes Avery121

  • In the elite graves surrounding the great pyramid of Khufu so-called 'reserve heads' were found. To this day, their purpose is shrouded in mystery, but a compelling new theory may solve the riddle.

    The Reserve Heads: An Ancient Mystery Unraveled

    The Reserve Heads: An Ancient Mystery Unraveled

    by Dieselnoi1

  • A version of English is spoken widely throughout what used to be the British Empire. It’s a mixture of local languages and simplified English grammar used by people who don’t share a common tongue.

    Pidgin English

    Pidgin English

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • Under the Nazi regime, ghettos became the home for many Jews. Keeping the Jews in one place, the Nazis were ensuring the location of all Jews in the area and, in the process, helped to increase their chances of death. Ghettos once were a place for...

    How the Nazis Used Ghettos to Separate the Jews

    How the Nazis Used Ghettos to Separate the Jews

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • A British soldier of the Great War might have saved the world a great deal of pain if he had squeezed the trigger on his rifle at the right moment.

    How Hitler Cheated Death–for a Awhile

    How Hitler Cheated Death–for a Awhile

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • The Frisco and the KCS railroads had a major impact on the growth of Southeastern Oklahoma. This tells a little about their early development.

    Early Railroads of Southeast Oklahoma

    Early Railroads of Southeast Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge2

  • The Puritans, led by John Winthrop and John Cotton, lived by the highest standards in a bond of brotherly affection to establish a "City upon a Hill" - a example for the world to see - a witness that God had bestowed His blessings of liberty on the Puritans. "You are the light of the world" (Jesus)

    The Puritans

    The Puritans

    by James A Watkins80

  • Serial killers are among the world's most depraved, evil individuals, but there is no doubt that we find them completely fascinating. This article profiles some of the most well-known serial killers of the 20th century. The overview of their crimes will give you chills.

    6 of History's Most Notorious Serial Killers

    6 of History's Most Notorious Serial Killers

    by Jaynie200020

  • There are many tales of Pancho Villa's exploits. The Mexican bandit and revolutionary was bigger-than-life. He was skilled at raising money for his army, and reputedly equally adept at hiding it.

    Pancho Villa's Treasures

    Pancho Villa's Treasures

    by John R Wilsdon1

  • Why did polio live among humans for thousands of years with few cases of paralysis, then change and cripple or kill thousands each year?

    Polio Virus and Its Odd History

    Polio Virus and Its Odd History

    by Karla Iverson21

  • The last 100 years in its reign, the dynasty was riddled with problems and became weaker and weaker as timed progressed—however, China did not go down without a fight.

    The Decline and Collapse of the Qing Dynasty

    The Decline and Collapse of the Qing Dynasty

    by HARRIS16

  • In ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, few virtues were more respected and revered than wisdom. While its exact definition varied from culture to culture, it was nevertheless an ideal in which to aspire to, and those possessing it exhibited...

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    by Jason Reuter5

  • Artemis was the Goddess of the Hunt and the Goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology. She also falls into a category known as "virgin" goddesses, just meaning that she felt complete by herself.

    Artemis: Archetype and Goddess of the Hunt and Moon

    Artemis: Archetype and Goddess of the Hunt and Moon

    by Jean Bakula26

  • The wedding cake is the showpiece of any modern wedding. Elaborately decorated and often costing thousands of dollars, the bride's cake is one of the key features of the wedding reception. For as long as people have celebrated special occasions,...

    A Brief History of Wedding Cakes - Traditional to Contemporary

    A Brief History of Wedding Cakes - Traditional to Contemporary

    by Seabastian15

  • In 1953, the body of a man was found in a ditch and taped to his stomach was what appeared to be a coded message.

    The Cipher Mystery of Paul Rubin

    The Cipher Mystery of Paul Rubin

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • The Tudors are one of England's most notorious and fascinating royal dynasties. The recent TV show took some enormous liberties with the facts of their lives. Find out some interesting, and real, facts about the Tudors.

    Interesting Facts About the Tudors

    Interesting Facts About the Tudors

    by Judi Brown29

  • Iranians pack the streets for the revolution, shoulder to shoulder. You could see nothing but a sea of people for miles!

    The Iranian Revolution of 1979

    The Iranian Revolution of 1979

    by Erik Dwyer0

  • After the end of World War Two, Japan was utterly devastated. History books might ignore them, but here's a tribute to the passionate people who helped rekindle the country's spirit.

    10 Japanese Post-War Heroes and Cultural Icons

    10 Japanese Post-War Heroes and Cultural Icons

    by Rachael Lefler1

  • The name Echidna might not be the most famous in Greek mythology, but her role as a mother was vital, as she was the mother of many of the most famous monsters to appear in stories from Ancient Greece

    Mother of Monsters: Echidna in Greek Mythology

    Mother of Monsters: Echidna in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • The former First Lady Rosalynn Carter along with her husband, Jimmy Carter, have been active with the Habitat for Humanity organization and the Carter Center.

    Rosalynn Carter – a Short Biography

    Rosalynn Carter – a Short Biography

    by Doug West5

  • There are quite a few fun facts about Roman law that are not very well recognized today. Some of them are actually less fun on account of the severity of the punishment certain crimes received.

    Fun Facts About Ancient Roman Law and Punishment

    Fun Facts About Ancient Roman Law and Punishment

    by Haunty18

  • Medieval medicine was based largely on inaccurate theories like humorism and sympathetic magic. Many of the herbs and techniques used were as deadly as the illness.

    Medieval Remedies

    Medieval Remedies

    by Jenna Ivy1

  • Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition.

    The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

    The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

    by Carolyn Emerick5

  • Books are just books, right? Not really. Many are written with the intent to change the world while others just change it because of the topic. Here are 10 of those books.

    10 Books That Inspired Change

    10 Books That Inspired Change

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • "Stone Carvings of Cambodia" is a hub about the world-famous Khmer stone carvings, their history, and the culture that gave rise to them. Also discussed in this hub are the rise and fall of Angkor and Angkor Wat.

    Stone Carvings of Cambodia

    Stone Carvings of Cambodia

    by truefaith713

  • Gaul was an ancient enemy of Rome, but it was not simply one tribe of barbarians, they were many. Among the Celtic tribes of ancient Gaul the Nervii were considered the bravest and most warlike.

    Gallic Tribes: The Nervii, Bravest of the Brave

    Gallic Tribes: The Nervii, Bravest of the Brave

    by ata15153

  • Author of "The Souls of Black Folk," and a founder of the NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois was a scholar, writer and activist who had a profound and continuing impact on American society.

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    by Ronald E Franklin11

  • Every military commander to follow him in history has revered Alexander the Great. He is the standard by which every conqueror has not only been judged by historians but also by themselves.

    Alexander the Great: Military Genius or God

    Alexander the Great: Military Genius or God

    by Anita Smith12

  • Cattle Annie and Little Britches are mostly forgotten in western history, but not in Oklahoma and Indian Territories. There, they were thee two most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun.

    "Little Britches" and "Cattle Annie"

    "Little Britches" and "Cattle Annie"

    by John Young6

  • The Underground Railroad was a secret network that developed in the U.S. before the Civil War. The purpose of the "railroad" was to guide runaway American slaves to safe havens in Canada.

    The Underground Railroad: Many Paths to Freedom

    The Underground Railroad: Many Paths to Freedom

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Feminism in the 21st Century is a mix of many different feminist beliefs. From the influence of the first movement that took root in 1840 to present times, the end-state goal of the women’s movement has not strayed from its intense desire to...

    The Rise of Feminism

    The Rise of Feminism

    by Sherri Tuck5

  • While sibling saints are rare, brother and sister saints are most uncommon. These saints reveal the beauty of mutual support between siblings.

    Brother and Sister Saints

    Brother and Sister Saints

    by Bede8

  • The earliest inhabitants of Greece were probably Mousterian hunter-gatherers who roamed the region during the Middle Palaeolithic period. By 4000 BC Neolithic villages were established in most fertile lowland regions. The earliest cities date from...

    The Rise of Ancient Greece

    The Rise of Ancient Greece

    by Historia15

  • One of the most famous ships in sailing history, the RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912. Here are 15 interesting facts about the ship and the disaster.

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    by Paul Goodman5

  • The battle of the Somme is today synonymous with military folly and pointless bloodshed, but in truth there were good reasons to attempt the massive assault. The military balance at the time favoured the defender, but there seemed to be no other way to break the deadlock.

    World War I: The Battle Of The Somme

    World War I: The Battle Of The Somme

    by James Kenny14

  • Birds and man have a long history of weaving intricate objects, materials, and patterns. Read about these fascinating facts woven into this article.

    7 Historical Facts About Weaving

    7 Historical Facts About Weaving

    by Frances Metcalfe1

  • Some people think they know everything about Deadwood, South Dakota, but could they pass a history test that includes the true facts about the town and its people?

    Deadwood, South Dakota: Truth and Legend

    Deadwood, South Dakota: Truth and Legend

    by Gerry Glenn Jones3

  • Matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls, date back to the 19th century. There are different theories regarding their origin.

    A History of Matryoshka Dolls

    A History of Matryoshka Dolls

    by Natalie Cookson1

  • Some of Adolf Hitler's quotations regarding propaganda, leadership and religion and how they reveal the man and his methods. Some may find these chilling in light of the current state of the world.

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    by David Hunt21

  • Who is Perseus? Perseus is a hero of ancient Greek mythology who slew dragons--the Gorgon, Medusa, and the sea serpent, Cetus. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Cetus.

    Who Is Perseus? Ancient Greek Dragon Slayer

    Who Is Perseus? Ancient Greek Dragon Slayer

    by Catherine Giordano11

  • Pirates, buccaneers and privateers - they all engaged in the same sorts of activities, raiding vessels at sea and coastal towns, yet they were not exactly the same thing. This hub explains the differences between pirates, buccaneers and privateers.

    Pirates vs. Buccaneers vs. Privateers

    Pirates vs. Buccaneers vs. Privateers

    by Glen Nunes7

  • A century ago, Linda Hazzard practiced a form of medicine in Washington State based on her belief that people ate too much food. Her therapies were sometimes fatal to her patients.

    Linda Hazzard: The Starvation Doctor

    Linda Hazzard: The Starvation Doctor

    by Rupert Taylor5

  • In the midst of all his life's accomplishments as president, Abraham Lincoln is actually most well known for his assassination. The small, poorly known details about the final moments of his life give us interesting insight into who President Lincoln truly was as a person.

    Abraham Lincoln: What You Didn't Know About His Iconic Death

    Abraham Lincoln: What You Didn't Know About His Iconic Death

    by Liz Hardin7

  • The most efficient branch of the U.S. Army in World War II was the artillery. 20 years of innovations between the wars helped make it the best in the world.

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    by CJ Kelly10

  • For over 100 years, the tragic history of the Titanic has captivated people's interest and has continuously been a source of speculation and wonder. Many know the infamous liner struck an iceberg, and sank into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. But do they know why?

    Factors That Contributed to the Sinking of the Titanic

    Factors That Contributed to the Sinking of the Titanic

    by Rachel M Johnson6

  • The Meiji Restoration, or the Meiji Revolution, had and has a controversial image in Japan. This discusses some articles on the subject and the opinion of Japanese liberals and socialists on it.

    Remembering the Meiji Restoration

    Remembering the Meiji Restoration

    by Ryan Thomas2

  • The soldiers of WWI were unprepared for the Horrors of life in the trenches, In the war to end all wars the soldiers in the trenches were living in what was called "Hell on earth"

    World War One Trench Warfare

    World War One Trench Warfare

    by James Paterson916

  • Puritans were instrumental in developing these documents and contributed to democratic thought, the development of America’s unique sense of individualism, and the national concept of work ethics.

    The Declaration, the Constitution and Puritans, oh my!

    The Declaration, the Constitution and Puritans, oh my!

    by Karre Schaefer3

  • For some, life in a medieval castle would have been relatively comfortable; for others, it would have been a smelly and dirty place to live. It depended on whether you were born wealthy or poor, a noble or a serf.

    Medieval Castles Were Smelly, Damp, and Dark

    Medieval Castles Were Smelly, Damp, and Dark

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • Napoleon Bonaparte or ‘Little Corporal’ as he was called was a real war hero and a great leader of Europe. But his love life has no such greatness and his affairs with three different women were extraordinary and showed the paleness in the charisma of Napoleon.

    Napoleon Bonaparte and Three Women In His Life

    Napoleon Bonaparte and Three Women In His Life

    by Tom Marshal6

  • Who were the parents of Tutankhamun? Little is still known about the life and death of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, but recent DNA analysis on royal mummies of the Amarna period have produced some surprising results

    Parents of Tutankhamun?– Royal Mummy DNA Tested

    Parents of Tutankhamun?– Royal Mummy DNA Tested

    by CMHypno10

  • Festubert was a relatively short but bloody battle that took place from May 15th-25th, 1915 in the Ypres salient. In the end, less than a kilometer was gained by the Allies. A more fruitless battle in the entire war would be hard to identify.

    WW1 Battles - Battle of Festubert May 15th-25th, 1915

    WW1 Battles - Battle of Festubert May 15th-25th, 1915

    by Kaili Bisson8

  • An Ohio woman started killing her family members in the 1920s and afterwards is said to have claimed, “The only fun I ever had was after I kilt people.”

    Martha Wise: Serial Killer

    Martha Wise: Serial Killer

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • An overview of the primary and secondary historical sources for the events that took place during the First Council of Nicaea, 325 A.D. A list of sources is included with book and chapter references.

    What Are the Sources for the First Council of Nicaea?

    What Are the Sources for the First Council of Nicaea?

    by B A Johnson5

  • Brownies and House Elves feature prominently in the folklore of Northern Europe. But, they weren't always cuddly. In fact, poltergeist activity was often attributed to an angry brownie!

    When Brownies Turn Bad

    When Brownies Turn Bad

    by Carolyn Emerick6

  • The consequences of the Industrial Revolution seemed answered by Social Darwinism. But, through Carnegie and Alger, we see that Populism and Progressivism were responses to strengthen the Republic.

    The Industrial Revolution and Social Darwinism

    The Industrial Revolution and Social Darwinism

    by Karre Schaefer0

  • Ramesses II was not born to rule Egypt, but when his family was selected for the task, he proved to be one of the best leaders of all time and has the artifacts to prove it.

    Ramasses II: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh

    Ramasses II: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh

    by Anita Smith1

  • Terrible food, miserable living conditions, brutal discipline, and the strong possibility of an early violent death were the lot of Eighteenth Century sailors.

    Harsh Life Aboard Navy Sailing Ships

    Harsh Life Aboard Navy Sailing Ships

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • The Doni Tondo, a Holy Family painted in the early 1500s, is the only panel painting attributed to Michelangelo. It anticipates the colours and the great figures of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

    Doni Tondo: Michelangelo’s Holy Family

    Doni Tondo: Michelangelo’s Holy Family

    by Massimo Viola0

  • Maritime disasters, whether in times of war or peace, can be some of the deadliest, most devastating events imaginable.This article lists five of the worst shipwrecks in history, from the famous sinking of the Titanic to the little know tragedy of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff.

    5 of the Worst Shipwrecks in History

    5 of the Worst Shipwrecks in History

    by K S Lane2

  • The French Revolution; Jacobins; Reign of Terror; Guillotine; Vendee Uprising; King Louis XVI; Robespierre; Bigot; Illuminati; Cult of Reason; Atheism; Communism; Feminism; Satanism; the Antichrist.

    The French Revolution: Cause and Effect

    The French Revolution: Cause and Effect

    by James A Watkins64

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  • As World War II was grinding towards to its cataclysmic end, a heroic effort was made to rescue as many people as possible from the Nazi concentration camps.

    The White Bus Rescue of Holocaust Victims

    The White Bus Rescue of Holocaust Victims

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • Therapy has progressed from driving out demons through violence and abuse to psychoanalysis and medication with lobotomies and electroconvulsive shocks along the way.

    A Short History of Mental Illness Treatment

    A Short History of Mental Illness Treatment

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • During the British attack of Fort McHenry in 1814, Francis Scott Key witnessed the event from the safety of a British warship. For those brave men at the fort, the night was a long and deadly affair.

    The Bloody Reality Behind the Star-Spangled Banner

    The Bloody Reality Behind the Star-Spangled Banner

    by Harry Nielsen4

  • The catalyst for the first Persian war stemmed from a revolt by Greek Ionians. It was instigated by Aristagoras, economic burdens, and a feeling of being treated unfairly by the Empire. Athens came to the Ionians aid. During the rebellion, one of...

    Causes of Greco-Persian Wars

    Causes of Greco-Persian Wars

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Was there a secret language of hand fans? This article looks at the historical references and discusses whether it was a common practice or just a romantic fabrication.

    Fanology: The "Secret" Language of Hand Fans

    Fanology: The "Secret" Language of Hand Fans

    by Emma0

  • The sock hop, a rockin' rollin' sock-footed dance craze of the 1950s was loved by all dancing teenagers. It was a well-chaperoned dance full of good clean fun and an economical way for teens to spend Saturday night.

    Sock Hops of the 1950s – What Were They?

    Sock Hops of the 1950s – What Were They?

    by Doris James-MizBejabbers39

  • The old expression to “set a thief to catch a thief” certainly applied to Jonathan Wild, who prowled the streets of London in the 18th century operating on both sides of the law.

    Jonathan Wild—Thief Taker

    Jonathan Wild—Thief Taker

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Great Lakes steamer Rising Sun sailed from High Island to Benton Harbor, Michigan in October, 1917. It was her last voyage. Here is the story plus photos contributed by a reader of the article.

    Rising Sun: An Account of a Great Lakes Shipwreck

    Rising Sun: An Account of a Great Lakes Shipwreck

    by Chris Mills26

  • James Buchanan became president just before the United States plunged into the nation’s most deadly war between the pro-slavery southern states and the anti-slavery northern states. As the southern states seceded from the Union one by one in the last months of his presidency, he helplessly stood by.

    James Buchanan Biography: 15th President of the United States

    James Buchanan Biography: 15th President of the United States

    by Doug West2

  • Properly named The United Mexican States, Mexico is the biggest country on the land bridge connecting North and South America. A complex region with a rich cultural and political history. Bienvenido!

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Mexico

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Mexico

    by Amanda Littlejohn8

  • Here are five obscure facts pertaining to World War 1, including aircraft losses, chemical warfare, tanks, Sherlock Holmes (sort of), and the first and last British soldiers killed in action.

    Five Little-Known Historical WW1 Facts

    Five Little-Known Historical WW1 Facts

    by David Hunt16

  • Helen of Troy is famous in Greek mythology for being one of the causes of the Trojan War. Before her abduction by Paris she had been married, and all of the most eligible of men had vied for her hand.

    Suitors of Helen in Greek Mythology

    Suitors of Helen in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • When a strong individual rises up to lead into the future, he can be perceived with mixed emotions. He could be seen as the answer to prayer or as the one destroying what once was strong. Peter the Great of Russia was such a figure. His personality...

    The Strength of Peter the Great of Russia

    The Strength of Peter the Great of Russia

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • One of London's oldest treasures and most people don't even know it exists.

    The London Stone

    The London Stone

    by DJ Hurst3

  • Life in the trenches of World War 1 was squalid. Trench fever was one consequence of the dirty conditions but it wasn't an all together unwelcome complaint. Find out what caused trench fever in World War 1.

    Trench Fever and Lice in World War I

    Trench Fever and Lice in World War I

    by Judi Brown14

  • Julius Caesar is often considered a tyrant. This article argues that he was simply a popular leader living in a different and difficult time.

    Julius Caesar: Tyrant or Populist?

    Julius Caesar: Tyrant or Populist?

    by ata15155

  • At 89 years-old, Harold Camping predicted the end of the world. He based it on a complex mathematical formula. Interestingly this wasn't his first prediction nor his last. So who was Harold Camping?

    The Life and End Times of Harold Camping

    The Life and End Times of Harold Camping

    by Dean Traylor1

  • A history of the British wig: the "peruke," more commonly called the "powdered wig" or the "judge's wig." What follows is a history of the peruke's origins, terminology, culture, and even a fun Monty Python video.

    Hairstyles of the British Court: Whigs in Wigs

    Hairstyles of the British Court: Whigs in Wigs

    by Shadesbreath52

  • In the progress of human civilization, two major historical trends have been consequential: the transition to agriculture, and the industrial revolution. These two major events are primarily responsible for certain regions and societies becoming wealthier and more powerful than others. Human progress and advancement continues with ongoing improvements in technology and science.

    Human Civilization, Progress and Advancement

    Human Civilization, Progress and Advancement

    by secularist1029

  • 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...

    Biography of Andrew Jackson

    Biography of Andrew Jackson

    by James A Watkins150

  • How did the US end up in the Vietnam War? The answers are many and long, ranging from underestimation of its enemy, to overestimation of itself, and a way of thinking that forced but one course.

    The Causes of American Intervention in Vietnam

    The Causes of American Intervention in Vietnam

    by Ryan Thomas0

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