19th-century depiction of St Thomas Becket (Image: Photographed by cnbrb/Public domain)
British History

The Murder of Archbishop Becket

January 7, 2017

By Philip Daileader, Ph.D., The College of William & Mary On December 29 in the year 1170, Thomas Becket, the former Archbishop of Canterbury under […]

Al Capone in Miami, Florida (Image: By Miami Police Department - http://getcapone.com/gallery.html/Public Domain)
American History

Al Capone: Lord of The Chicago Underworld

January 4, 2017

Throughout American history, the names of certain criminals have taken on romantic associations. Al Capone is a case in point. Capone, who was born in 1899 and lived until 1947, became the leading organized crime figure in Chicago during the 1920s, when the unpopular Prohibition Amendment to the Constitution tempted thousands of citizens to cooperate with criminals to procure alcohol. […]

Moray Incan agricultural terraces at Moray, Peru
History

The Origins of Agriculture

December 23, 2016

Explore perhaps the most important revolution in the history of humanity, and even of our planet: the transition from foraging to agriculture. […]

photo ancient old irish castle, west coast ireland
History

Roots of Irish Identity: What You Didn’t Know

December 21, 2016

Irish identity is always multiple, always layered with invasions and migrations in one wave after another; it is an identity of astonishing resilience, marked by tremendous suffering and great experiences of joy. […]

Ancient History

The Sack of Rome, 410 A.D

December 21, 2016

Almost as soon as it occurred, the Sack of Rome left the space of history and entered the realm of myth. […]

European History

Education in the Renaissance

December 15, 2016

By Kenneth Bartlett, Ph.D., University of Toronto Education during the Italian Renaissance was carefully programmed to create students who were well-balanced and who embodied the values […]

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