Tag: History

Magnificent Byzantine Ivories (Part 1).

Often when we associate Byzantium with art, the image of religious frescoes and mosaics always comes to mind first. Indeed, […]

Impressions of Claude Monet.

Claude Monet was born on 14th November 1840. He grew up in the French port Le Harve on the Normandy […]

The day the Tour was turned on it’s head: Lemond’s Incredible Comeback.

Thirty years ago today, America’s greatest cyclist Greg LeMond won the closest Tour de France in history, with a victory […]

Christ’s victory over death.

For millions of Christians across the world this weekend, Easter isn’t just about the Easter bunny and chocolate eggs. Traditionally, […]

History Painting: The Crusader army attacks Constantinople by Jacopo Palma il Giovane, circa 1587.

If you are a curious visitor to Italy, and make your way to Venice, in the Great Hall of the […]

Archaeology, naval rams and the battle of the Aegates Islands.

When we read about accounts and stories about ancient battles, such as the Battle of the Aegates Islands (also known […]

Today in History: Adolf Hitler’s Trial for the Beer Hall Putsch begins.

The history books tell us that on November 9th 1923, Hitler marched on Munich at the head of a 3,000 […]

Today in History: Roman Emperor Caligula is Murdered.

The 3rd Emperor of the Roman Empire was a troubled youth named Gaius Julius Augustus Germanicus. We know him better […]

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 […]