Tag: History

Classic albums: Jagged Little Pill Is Still Awesome!

Before the year 1995, I have to admit I had never heard of Alanis Morissette. I think its fair to […]

History Painting: ‘The Battle of Austerlitz’ by Francois Gerard, 1810.

In the winter of 1805, Napoleon’s Grand Armée marched halfway across Europe to confront their enemy, the allied armies of […]

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 […]