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The Godwine Family

This history narrates the rise and sudden fall of the Godwine Family in Saxon England, including a certain King Harold.

The Last Gasp: Battle of Fort Stedman

The Battle of Fort Stedman was fought March 25, 1865, during the American Civil War. One of the final actions of the Battle of Petersburg, the Battle of Fort Stedman saw Confederate forces attempt to break through the Union lines. After achieving some success, the Confederate attack at Fort Stedman

Peasant Life in Ireland

Images of Ireland in the 19th century, including peasants farming potatoes.

Victory for Independence: Battle of Bannockburn

Fought near Stirling Castle, the Battle of Bannockburn was the decisive battle of the First War of Scottish Independence. Occurring in 1314, Bannockburn saw the outnumbered forces of Robert the Bruce inflict a devastating defeat on the English led by Edward II. The victory at Bannockburn secured Bru

Vincent van Gogh Painting Techniques

Vincent van Gogh was a self-taught, Dutch post-Impressionist painter, who used a range of painting techniques throughout his artistic career. He understood the importance of mastering drawing skills before moving on to experiment with color and was not afraid to express himself through his work. Ill

What Caused the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 was the result of rising tensions between the United States and Great Britain during the early years of the 19th century. These included the frequent impressment of sailors from American ships, interference with overseas trade, and the belief that the British were encouraging Native

Avro Lancaster

The first major war to feature widespread bombing, World War II produced a variety of bombers of all shapes and sizes. While some nations such as the United States and Great Britain built long-range, four-engine aircraft, others chose to focus on smaller, medium bombers. This gallery will provide an


4th Century Greece and Rome

Guinea Fowl #1

A collection of stencils of Southern African rock art animals.

The Memorial Cairn

The final battle of the the "Forty-Five" uprising, the Battle of Culloden was the climatic engagement between the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart and the Hanoverian government forces of King George II. Meeting on Culloden Moor, just east of Inverness, the Jacobite army was soundly d

July in American History

Want to find out what happened on a particular date in American History? This page will lead to each day in the month of July.


Polycleitos of Argos was a Greek sculptor associated with proportion and symmetry.


A labrys is a weapon that may have a connection with labyrinths.