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British History

The Revival of Scottish Celtic Identity

November 29, 2020

The Celtic identity of Scotland had been taken from them by such rules as the Dress Act. The repeal of the Act and some famous literary works led to the revival of Scottish identity and traditions. […]

Ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
History

Revival of the Celtic Culture in Wales

November 29, 2020

In the late 16th century, a scholarly tradition began to study the Celtic past. Those investigations led to renewed fascinations with the Celtic culture. It is the origin of the modern notions of Celtic nationalism that re-appropriates the Celtic heritage. […]

Celtic Cross at rock of cashel, co tipperary, ireland
British History

Scholarly Investigations of the Celtic Heritage

November 29, 2020

The scholarly research on the Celtic heritage conducted by George Buchanan in the late 16th century mostly regarded linguistic connections between the Celtic languages. The linguistic investigations led to findings of the relationships between the Celtic peoples. But not all of them were based on reliable evidence. […]

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History

The Green Dragon Society: Pulp Fiction or Real Secret Society?

November 28, 2020

The Green Dragon Society has featured prominently in several novels, and even non-fiction books have been written about this secret society. But what are the cold, hard facts that we know about this illusive secret society from Japan? And is there a connection between the Green Dragons and the Black Dragons? […]

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History

The Rise and Spread of Japan’s Black Dragon Secret Society

November 28, 2020

Secret societies are mysterious entities that pique our interests. We want to know more about the incredible stories behind the origin of secret societies. One of the most fascinating secret society is the Black Dragon Society of Japan. How did this secret society come into existence, and how did it influence the politics and foreign policy of Japan? […]

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Ancient History

How to Survive Old Age in Ancient Greece

November 27, 2020

Old age can be difficult for all. Compared to the present times, surviving old age in ancient times was a big hurdle, especially if one did not have wealth or children. […]

Ancient Greek drawing
Ancient History

Life Expectancy of the Ancient Greeks

November 27, 2020

Life expectancy in the ancient times was very different from today. There were very few people who lived beyond 60 years. However, people in ancient Greece regarded old-age as a sign of wisdom and took pride in their age. […]

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