Feb 29th, 2008
Japan veteran returns after 60 years
Japan veteran returns after 60 years Thursday 20 April 2006, 2:59 Makka Time, 23:59 GMT Uwano was drafted in the Japanese imperial army in 1943 A former Japanese World War Two soldier, who recently turned up living in Ukraine, has set foot...
Apr 19th, 2006 by Jersay
Were Vikings then a Mercenary force??
So with the last article about the JomsVikings. Does that mean that Vikings in general, the ones that pillaged and such and went on campaigns were they just what you consider mercenaries of today and would fight for other Viking forces or for Christian or...
Apr 17th, 2006 by Jersay
Viking Empire and Battles 570-1263
Frisia (570) Portland (787): Three lost viking ships land at Portland Bill. The king's reeve tries to collect taxes from them. They kill him and sail on. Isle of Lindisfarne (793) Isle of Skye (795) Ionia (795) Rathün (795) Aquitaine (799) ...
Concord Mass April 1775
CONCORD and the BRITISH RETREAT Due to a false report about the possible arrival of British troops at Lexington ten days earlier, one of Concord's leading citizens and commander of the Middlesex militia, Colonel James Barrett, had been busy...
Lexington April 1775
Lexington April 15, 1775 Commanding the British troops was Major John Pitcairn (left) who marched his soldiers all night, arriving at Lexington at dawn. There he found a line of minute men drawn up on the village green commanded by Captain John Parker....
Apr 16th, 2006 by Toro
Viking History: One of the Greatest Times in History
Vikings were a Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish and Swedish people who lived around the coasts of Scandinavia and raided the coasts of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century. This period of...
Apr 16th, 2006 by Jersay
Viking Arms and Battle Armour
Our knowledge about arms and armour of the Viking age (8th to 11th centuries Europe) is based on relatively sparse archaeological finds, pictorial representation, and to some extent on the accounts in the Icelandic sagas, recorded in the 13th century. ...
Apr 16th, 2006 by Jersay
Viking Ring Castles: Hill forts same as Maori Pa
Trelleborg is a collective name for six Viking ring castles, located in Denmark and the southern part of modern Sweden. Five of them have been dated to the reign of the Harold Bluetooth of Denmark (d. 986). The fort in Borgeby has been dated to the...
Apr 16th, 2006 by Jersay
Jomsviking: Pagan mercenary army from 900s-1000s
The Jomsvikings were a company of viking mercenaries of the 900s and 1000s, dedicated to the worship of such deities as Odin and Thor. Though staunchly pagan, they have been compared to the crusading orders of medieval Europe. However, they reputedly...
Apr 16th, 2006 by Jersay
Viking Battle at Svolder
The naval Battle of Svolder or Swold took place on 9 September 1000 in the western Baltic Sea, between Norway and the other Scandinavians. The place cannot now be identified, as the formation of the Baltic coast has been much modified in the course of...
Apr 14th, 2006 by Jersay
Deadliest Conflict in History: Taiping Rebellion
Taiping Rebellion From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The Taiping Rebellion (18511864) was the second bloodiest conflict in history, a clash between the forces of the Qing Empire in China and those inspired by a Hakka...
Apr 12th, 2006 by Jersay
American Business interests Killed Ken Saro Wiwa
Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa (October 10, 1941 - November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer and environmental activist. Ken Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni, an ethnic minority whose homelands in the Niger Delta have been targeted for...
Apr 12th, 2006 by Jay
Happy 400th birthday, Jack!
Today is the 400th birthday of the Union Flag (should really only be called Union Jack when it's on a British ship). On...
Apr 10th, 2006 by Finder
Easter Uprising: In the end it beat the British
The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca) was a militarily unsuccessful rebellion staged in Ireland against British rule on Easter Monday in April 1916. Nevertheless, despite its military failure, it can be judged as being a significant...
Famous British battles.
A list of some of the many battles that have taken place on British soil over the centuries - Battle of Barnet during the War of the Roses, 1471 ----------------------- The Battle of...
Apr 9th, 2006 by Finder
"Spectacular" Roman bridge found in North East.
SPECTACULAR' BRIDGE FINDS REVEAL MORE OF ROMAN NORTH EAST By David Prudames Some of the vast stones are up to two metres in length. Tyne and Wear Museums. Excavations at...
Apr 8th, 2006 by Finder
Radar pinpoints tomb of King Edward the Confessor.
The tomb of Edward the Confessor, English king and England's first ever saint, has been located. Radar pinpoints tomb of King Edward the Confessor By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent ...
Giants and a king's fears surface from a cellar
Giants and a king's fears surface from a cellar The Times A SMALL strongroom in the basement of the Home Office has yielded a treasure trove of documents about the turbulent events of the English Civil...
Apr 5th, 2006 by JoeyB
Strange but true!
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946 Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Apr 5th, 2006 by Carey
Hi~All of the Members~May speak some histroy about me.......
Hi~All of the Members~May I speak some histroy about me.My name is Carey.It is a Wales name.The mean is someone lived in the caslte.I feel so interesting name.I am fourteen year old this year.I come from Hong Kong.I don't have a good English...
Mar 30th, 2006 by Doryman
Islamo-Fascists and the 20th Century Nazis
Islamo-Fascists and 20th Century Nazis: the Historical Connection At first look, a reader might think that this editorial might be a diatribe about how Radical Islam and the National Socialist Workers party of Germany were similar, which they are, but...
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Mar 30th, 2006 by #juan
Once, at a summit during World War Two, someone mentioned De Gaulle, who was famous for being a prima donna. Winston Churchill replied "Don't mention de Gaulle. We call him "Joan of Arc" and are desperately searcing for a couple of Bishops willing to...
the ancient devil:japanese king
i recieved such a message: japanese king,who came from middle eastern hell ( after welldoers and heros destroyed his death hell) to the eastern asian after 700,B.C. HE conquered the whole china and killing out all the goodness,welldoers there,until 200...
A NOD TO THE NAZI AND THE MUSLIM
Appeasement markers By Victor Davis Hanson Published February 18, 2006 It is easy to damn the 1930s appeasers of Adolf Hitler -- such as Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain in England and Edouard Daladier in France -- given what the Nazis...
Roman graveyard, containing headless men, dug up in York.
The Sunday Times March 26, 2006 A cemetery of secrets A Roman graveyard has been dug up in York. The skeletons all belonged to tall, strong men and most are headless. Were they gladiators killed in the arena or victims of a deranged dictator?...
Hitler's oil supply - could have been stopped
The alliance of American corporations and facists was not taught in schools, but we can pick it up from the internet now. It is not a theory, but rather it is a fact that FORD, GM, Imperial Oil, Goodyear, JP Morgan and other American corporations...
Mar 20th, 2006 by Karlin
Athenian Democracy - remove the Elites!!
"Ostracism" was a Greek method of ensuring that politicians didn't get too powerfull - they would be shut out of Athens, and therefore would lose their authoriy and influence, and ability to gain further power. In BC, we have recall of elected...
Irish legalise sheep-poo coffee to shrug off British rule.
I suppose this could go in the history section. Ireland legalises sheep-poo coffee From: By David Sharrock in Dublin March 14, 2006 WITH the stroke of a legislative pen, the Irish Republic intends to shrug off centuries of colonial rule...
London graves desecrated by Boudicca's army.
London graves desecrated by Boudicca's army Boudicca was Queen of the Iceni tribe, who fought against the Romans. Excavations in the City of London have uncovered possible evidence of the...
Mar 19th, 2006 by Finder
Britain may lose Roman tombstone.
The Times February 09, 2006 Britain is likely to lose magnificent Roman tombstone By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent EXCITEMENT over a Roman gravestone discovered in the centre of Lancaster has been dampened by the news that, although...
Mar 16th, 2006 by Twila
What do you think came first?
Reading in another thread "The old Chicken and The Egg" discussion got me to thinking that it would seem it's still up for debate. So.....What do you think came first and why? I believe it had to be the egg, since evolution takes place with the...
In the darkly-lit streets of 19th Century London, there was a bodysnatching craze......... Whitechapel bodysnatchers The thought of corpses being dug up from a cemetery in the middle of the night makes the blood run cold. But it often happened in...
The Plague & the Thames
The Plague & the Thames A "cartoon" of 1665 showing victims of The Great Plague being buried. The Great Plague caused many deaths in London in 1664 and 1665. In 1666,...
Carving of 'northern god' found.
Carving of 'northern god' found The image is thought to be that of Cocidius A 2000-year-old carving of a so-called "northern god", adopted by the Romans for protection and...
Wish you were here? It's a PoW camp!
Postcards made by British PoWs during the Great War demonstrate the famous British stiff upper lip and keeping calm in a crisis.... Wish you were here? Its a PoW camp! But we're keeping a stiff upper lip . . . By Jack Malvern, Arts Reporter ...
British inventions that foreigners have taken credit for.
I suppose this could go in the history forum. The Best of Brits - Great British Inventions How the British, not the Americans, invented the plane. How the British, not the Germans, invented the car. How the British, not the French, invented...
Mar 7th, 2006 by Jersay
The Nazi bid to poison the Shetland Islands.
The Nazi bid to poison Shetland IAN MATHER (email@example.com) FOR at least two years, Britons nervously watched the seas and skies of the English Channel for a Nazi invasion fleet...
Mar 4th, 2006 by Finder
Napoleon (1) some help
Hey everyone. I'm doing a research paper for UoT on Napoleon. Sounds easy I need a billion and one primary and second sources plus historic journal articles. Ok my problem was this was going to be easy. I usually write my papers with a marxist...
The Jacobite Rebellion.
King James VII (of Scotland), James II (of England) Setting the Stage The term Jacobite is the name commonly given to English and Scottish...
Mar 2nd, 2006 by cortez
The War of Jenkins' Ear.
Robert Walpole - Britain's first Prime Minister. He was PM from 1721 to 1742. The War of Jenkins' Ear was a conflict...
Feb 28th, 2006 by Finder
Ancient refuge found by workmen.
Ancient refuge found by workmen County Down is in the South East of Northern Ireland. Workmen have unearthed 1,000 years of history on a County Down building site. ...
Henges are years older than the pyramids.
Henges years older than pyramids Each henge consists of circular earth banks and ditches An ancient North Yorkshire monument has been recognised as being almost 1,000...
Feb 25th, 2006 by Finder
A child worker at a 19th Century Liverpool cotton spinning mill. Children as young as 9 and 10 worked in British cotton spinning mills during the Victorian...