Feb 29th, 2008
Gladiators fought by the book.
23 February 2006 NewScientist.com news service Paul Marks "This is no time to try and do the spilts, Alan. Can't you see we are taking part in a gladatorial duel? God knows what's...
Gardener finds £1 million worth of Bronze Age jewellery.
24 February 2006 THE BRONZE WAGE Gardener finds 1m of ancient jewellery By Richard Smith A METAL-detector enthusiast has struck gold by unearthing the biggest hoard of Bronze Age treasure found in Britain, worth 1million.
Garrick Club's bust of Shakespeare is a match for death mask
The Times February 23, 2006 Garrick Club's bust of Shakespeare is a match for death mask, say scholars By Dalya Alberge A German scholar is claiming that a terracotta bust in the Garrick Club in London is the first authentic...
Neolithic site wins reprieve from diggers.
Neolithic site wins reprieve from diggers Conservationists in Yorkshire today won their fight to save the prehistoric site of Thornborough Henges from a gravel extraction scheme, writes Martin Wainwright Tuesday February 21, 2006 ...
Ozymandias for Caracal Kid
All you history friends, and all you fiends of history, and you too Caracal Kid, I'm sure you've all seen this one before: Ozymandias I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert....
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
The first Concul to pretty much take the posistion of dictator for longer then the time the Senate orginally appointed it. However unlike the emperors soon to come he did end up retiring (late) which was a Roman tradition (even though he did it way...
Feb 16th, 2006 by Finder
>> Magic Roman & Greek ruins in Libya <<
Hi,I am a Libyan living in Montreal . I love Canada & the Canadians too much :oops: I wish to tell you that if anybody can visit my country Libya , he or she will be surprised by the huge roman & greek ruins there. Simply if you wish to learn...
The Spanish Armada
In 1588, England was a small, weak and not very important nation. It wasn't until the 18th Century that it became the world's richest and most powerful nation. But it was in 1588 that England managed to defeat the Spanish Armada - the largest invasion...
Feb 15th, 2006 by Jersay
Viking smile suggests Norse were vain warriors.
Viking smile suggests Norse were vain warriors Updated Wed. Feb. 15 2006 10:10 AM ET Associated Press This is an undated picture from Caroline Arcini of the Swedish...
Feb 14th, 2006 by Finder
Joan of Arc's ashes to go under the microscope.
Joan of Arc, who was burnt to death by the English in 1431, is to have her ashed examined under microscope - JOAN OF ARC'S ASHES TO GO UNDER FRENCH MICROSCOPE Received...
From Werewolves with Love: The History of Valentine's Day.
From Werewolves with Love: The History of Valentine's Day by Brad Steiger FATE :: February 2006 Everyone thinks they know the origin of Valentines Day. According to the most commonly accepted story, Emperor Claudius of Rome issued a decree...
Feb 10th, 2006 by Finder
Three Roman Slave Rebellions
The First Servile War of 135132 BC was an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Romans on the island of Sicily. It was led by Eunus, a former slave claiming be a prophet, and a Cilician of the name of Cleon, his military general. After some minor...
Crab the mad hatter.
These days youd be hard-pushed to be a hermit in Bethnal Green. But 300 years ago, when it was a sleepy hamlet, buried in the countryside a couple of miles east of the London wall, it was a...
A grisly history of London's East End.
Murder in mediaeval London The world is a dangerous place these days. Reading some of the papers you might think that were descending into such a violent society that its not safe to go out of your front door. But a trawl back through the history...
The Battle of the Three Suns, 1461.
The Battle of the Three Suns was fought in Herefordshire in 1461. It was just one of many battles of the Wars of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought in medieval England from 1455 to 1487 between the House of Lancaster...
BY PETER ROSE There is something distinctly quirky about the English. They applaud good losers with more relish than ostentatious winners, and celebrate momentous defeats like the...
The Gordon Riots, 1780.
The Gordon Rioters set fire to Newgate gaol, 1780. Gordon Riots The Gordon Riots is a term used to refer to a number of events in a...
Tyburn was a former village in the county of Middlesex which now forms part of London's City of Westminster. It took its name from the Tyburn or Ty Bourne stream, a tributary of the River Thames which is now completely covered over between its source and...
Jan 28th, 2006 by Jersay
Viking Age 793 A.D - 1066 A.D
Now from history I understood this as the Middle Ages, or a part of the Middle Age period. Which means dark and...
Jan 28th, 2006 by Colpy
Johannes Eugen Rommel or "Rommel" or "Field Marshal Desert Fox Rommel" for short (listen ▶ (helpinfo)) (November 15, 1891 October 14, 1944) was one of the most distinguished German Field Marshals, and perhaps one of the greatest military leaders of all...
Jan 28th, 2006 by Finder
Henry VII's chapel found at Greenwich.
Henry VII's chapel found at Greenwich By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent (Filed: 25/01/2006) Go here for a large picture. As muddy holes go, they don't get much more romantic....
Roman History - ancient history
Anyone else here interested in discussing and or debating Roman and ancient history. Such topics as the Roman Monarchy Roman Republic Roman Empire Byzantine Empire City State(republic) of Sparta Athens Ancient Eygpt (kingdoms)
Heritage: Tell us about your roots
Peapod asked me a question that seems ideal for a thread of its very own: the subject of our heritage. Peapod, I am Canadian, from the land where one foot is shorter than the other (West Van) (hilly). I have a solid Scottish background, both sides...
(by Haggis McBagpipe)
Jan 24th, 2006 by missile
Nostalgia thread: Enter all ye who like to reminisce!
Research had a great idea, to start a thread about our parent's reminiscences. I would take it one step further and say, let's make this thread aout reminiscenses in general, and our tales of long-ago (and for many, tales of not-so-long-ago). My father...
(by Haggis McBagpipe)
Jan 23rd, 2006 by Jersay
General's Conspirators plot, July 20th
The July 20 Plot was a failed coup d'état which involved an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. It was initiated on July 20, 1944, by officers of the Wehrmacht and other bodies. The leader of the plot was Oberst (Colonel) Claus von Stauffenberg. Others...
The Witchfinder General.
Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins 17th Century - the Reformation and the burgeoning new "religion" of science was a spreading influence across the face of Europe. The Church of England knew...
The Peasants' Revolt, 1381.
The History of the Peasants' Revolt by Jeff Hobbs P E A S A N T S' R E V O L T 14th Century Poll Tax Riots The death of Wat Tyler, the rebel leader.
The Gunpowder Plot.
The Gunpowder Plot By Bruce Robinson Robert Catesby, leader of the gunpowder plotters The failed plot to assassinate James I and the ruling Protestant...
Jan 19th, 2006 by Finder
Well let's try another figure in history. He has his fanatic supporters on the fare left to this day but many more on the left right and centre can't stand the guy. Here's a small bare basic on his history. He was a member of the Social Democrats...
Jan 18th, 2006 by Finder
How about commenting on the following: Lost civilizations that supposedly flourished on the continental shelves during the last ice age when the sea was much lower than now. A claim by Bob Ballard to have found remains of a building 95 M below the...
Jan 18th, 2006 by Jersay
Battle of Islandlwana
Now I am doing a research project on the Anglo-Zulu war and just wanted you guys to know about.
Nennius' 28 British cities of the 8th Century.
The Archaeology of Nennius' 28 British Cities By David Nash Ford T H E 2 8 C I T I E S O F B R I T A I N as listed by Nennius Nennius, the Welsh monastic author of the "History of the Britons" is well known for his list of the Twenty-Eight...
I love trivia, anyone care to try this one: What is the official motto of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? The person who gets the correct answer, gets to ask the next question. Duh.
Jan 17th, 2006 by Finder
WWII in color
For so many years, historians and casual observers alike have observed the events of World War II through faded black and white images. What most people do not know is the fact that quite a large portion of the WWII was shot using color film! However, it...
(by I think not)
History repeats...notice the similarity! long post
"Is history repeating? Can we avoid it? When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History March 20, 2003 By Thom Hartmann The 70th anniversary wasnt noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the...
Jan 2nd, 2006 by Jersay
Flight 19 (1945)
Flight 19 was a flight of five US Navy TBM Avenger torpedo bombers which disappeared on a training flight out of the Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station on December 5, 1945. The aircraft and 14 crew members were never found, and neither was one of the...
Dec 27th, 2005 by Jersay
Northern Europe run up for World Wide Colonialism
Now, I am an Asatru or Heathen follower from Northern European descent. However, Asatru is open to everyone. Where I live I am doing history, especially about European colonialism of America, Asia, and Africa after 1493. However, what most people have...
History of the Canadian Empire (Declassified)!
This is a little something I typed up for my American friends at the bar. The scary thing is, some of them don't know which parts of it is B.S. Enjoy: The History of the Canadian Empire from 1941 - Today This report has been declassified by the...
Oct 19th, 2004 by peapod
One of the most fascinating things about genealogy is what you read in the old newspapers in archives. Most of all you can see how far the human race has come in 200 years when you read this material. Because of some work I did for someone that had...
UK:Concorde,heritage flight,only !!
Hi All Pleased to inform you that the guys at FIGHT FOR FLIGHT just do not give in, the petition has reached its target of 20,000. Airbus have confirmed that they have no objection to a single Concorde being returned to flight for heritage use only....