Category: History

Today in History: Lascaux Cave Art Discovery.

Seventy-eight years ago today, on September 12th, 1940, only just fifteen miles away from the town Montignac, in southwest France, […]

The Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

The expansion of the Roman empire must have seemed limitless to generations of Romans. Nearing the end of the first […]

Today in History: Justinian I becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

The remarkable rise of a peasant boy named Petrus Sabbatius (Justinian I The Great), to the lofty heights of the […]

Today in History: The battle of Varbitza Pass and the death of Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros.

There have been many Byzantine Emperors who had died in battle – Emperors Julian, Valens and famously Constantine XI Palaiologos, […]

Today in History: Birth of Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born July 15th 1606 in Leiden during The Dutch Golden Age (1585-1702) where the Dutch […]

Today in History: The death of Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Relatively early in the complex state that was the Roman Empire, a man named Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus), became the […]

The Song That Saved America: Composer Trevor Kowalski on “The Battle Cry of Freedom”.

We are thrilled to have Trevor Kowalski, an American composer, pianist, arranger and songwriter, here today to talk about one of […]

Historical Painting: Battle of Kosovo of 1389 by Adam Stefanović.

There were two significant battles in the Ottoman conquest of the Serbian state in the fourteenth century. The first of […]

Today in History: Birth of Erich Maria Remarque.

On June 22nd, 1898, Erich Maria Remarque was born in the city of Osnabruck, in the federal state of Lower-Saxony, […]

Today in History: The end of the Falklands War.

History tells us that Britain has ruled the Falklands more or less uninterrupted since 1833, and its claims to it […]