Category: History

Van Gogh’s Ear

Vincent Van Gogh is as famous for his painting, a career that spanned just ten years only, in which he […]

Hawaii’s Gift to the World- The Ukulele.

The ukulele is one of music’s most wonderful and simplest instruments to play. Its innate modesty as an instrument is […]

Napoleon and Josephine, Love Letters and Angst!

Most people have undoubtedly expressed their love for someone in their life. Sometimes love is out of reach, but often […]

The Big Bang Theory (a brief history of…)

Questions about human history and the origins of the universe has puzzled us for thousands of years. The answer to […]

Remembering Jack: A Little Over a Thousand Days In Office.

Every President wants to be remembered with an amazing record in office. We call this a legacy. John F. Kennedy’s […]

Narrative History’s Man of the Moment.

“History is taught, I believe, by one thing only- sparking interest. This means telling a good story, of which there […]

The Dance of Death (a brief history of…)

Many amazing works of art have been found painted on the outside walls of cloisters, of family vaults, of ossuaries […]

Bone Sewing Needles (a brief history of…)

The humble sewing needle needs no introduction. Everyone has likely seen one used or has used one to sew that […]

The ‘Capitoline Vision’ of Edward Gibbon.

On the 15th October 1764, Edward Gibbon observed a group of friars singing in the ruins of the Temple of […]

Coffee and the Ottoman coffeehouse (a brief history of…)

Coffee today, easily ranks in the top ten most traded commodities in the world. It sits comfortable amongst natural gas, […]