Forgotten Terrorist Bombings in America: The History of Some of the Earliest Attacks in the United States

Bombs have been around for centuries. The military units called “Grenadiers” in European armies used throwable black powder bombs, early versions of what today are called...

Suebi, The: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Germanic Groups

The people that came to be known as Germans originally came from Scandinavia and were mainly shepherds and hunters, but they comprised a number of distinct groups. Within each...

Battle of Flodden, The: The History of the Most Famous Battle Between England and Scotland

The relationship between Scotland and England has always been rocky. For most of their history they have been at loggerheads and frequently at war, and, even after the Act of...

American Invasions of Canada: The History of America’s Attempts to Conquer Canada and Other Border Disputes

The United States and Canada today share the longest undefended border in the world, encompassing 5,525 after the U.S. purchased Alaska, and though they have long been allies,...

Battle of Castle Itter, The: The History of World War II’s Strangest Skirmish

The battle for Berlin would technically begin on April 16, 1945, and though it ended in a matter of weeks, it produced some of the war’s most climactic events and had profound...

Cave Paintings: The History and Legacy of Prehistoric Man-made Art

Cave painting falls under the heading of “parietal art,” a term used to note any prehistoric art found on the walls or ceilings of caves. It includes five basic types of...

Picts, The: The History of the People Who Inhabited Scotland in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Shortly after Emperor Hadrian came to power in the early 2nd century CE, he decided to seal off Scotland from Roman Britain with an ambitious wall stretching from sea to sea. To...

Bishops’ Wars, The: The History of the Religious Conflicts that Engulfed Britain and Led to the First English Civil War

England has more often been faced with the claims of competing kings and queens than with a period of no monarch at all. The major exception to that rule came in the 11 years...

Gran Sasso Raid, The: The History of the Nazi Operation to Rescue Benito Mussolini from Captivity during World War II

As Sicily fell and the Allies prepared to press on, Italy’s fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini, was actually arrested to prevent him from doing further damage. Il Duce still...

Ancient Jericho: The History and Legacy of One of the World’s Oldest Cities

People associate the story of ancient Jericho with walls, and for those who are Biblically inclined, they think of the walls that God brought tumbling down to the sound of...

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