Category: History

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 […]

History 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 […]

Today in History: Indictments put an end to Al Capone and his empire.

On the 12th June 1931, Eliot Ness and his “Untouchables” and the Justice Department, charged notorious gangland chief Al Capone […]

Forgeries, hoaxes and just plain humbug! (Part 2)

Werewolf of France – Jean Garnier (1603). The first serious references of werewolves are often commonly attributed to the Middle […]

Today in History: D-Day and the battle for Normandy begins.

One of the most talked about days of the last century occurred on 6th June 1944. It is known as D-Day. […]