Category: History

Today in History: The Women’s March events take place in Washington and around the world.

Peaceful demonstration and the freedom of assembly are arguably one of the central principles established in most democratic countries around […]

Today in History: The Coronation of Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth’s rise to the throne of England may be likened to a roller coaster ride with its emotional highs and […]

History Painting: Ivan the Terrible and His Son by Ilya Repin, 1885.

Although the Grand Prince of Moscow, Ivan IV had already effectively ruled Russia since 1533, he decided to raise the […]

Today in History: High Speed World Record Attempt Ends in Tragedy.

Briton Donald Campbell lost his life doing what he loved best on January 4th 1967. He lost control of his […]

Ernest Hemingway: A man with nine lives.

Have you ever heard of the saying ‘a cat has nine lives’? Well, picture a cat that walks effortlessly along […]

Today in History: Notorious Nazi Found Guilty of Crimes Against the Jewish People.

Nazi SS-Colonel Adolf Eichmann was found guilty of many of the most heinous crimes of World War Two and 20th […]

Behind the legend of Santa Claus exists a humble saint.

Does St. Nicholas deserve his place amongst humanities most kindest, gentlest, generous and loving individuals to have walked this earth? […]

Today in History: The Death of Rome’s Greatest Orator.

Marcus Tullius Cicero was the greatest orator of the late Roman Republic. In his capacity, as a statesman, lawyer, scholar […]

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in […]

The Holy Crown of St. Stephen.

Also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary, the Holy Crown of St. Stephen was the coronation crown of over […]