- StumbleUpon. Black Beard, Notorious Pirate. During The Golden Age of Piracy (1689-1718), numerous rogues pursued their lawless and murderous trade throughout the New World.
Restrictive laws passed by the British Parliament had made smuggling acceptable and even desirable in North Carolina and the other American colonies. Preying upon lightly armed merchant ships, the pirates seized their contents and sometimes killed those who resisted. Despite a fierce reputation that has survived nearly three centuries, Blackbeard wouldn't be called a successful pirate. Those were rich men who died a quiet death at an old age. Nick Patrick - Did Americans in 1776 have British accents? - StumbleUpon. How Things Used to Be. You are visiting www.rawfoodinfo.com How Things Used To Be Hi friends, I don't know who wrote this article and some of it may not be accurate but it is still interesting musing...
Rhio Next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Professor Emeritus, Medieval History, University of Kansas. Please take into consideration the purpose and audience for which the lecture notes listed above were written.
For a good many years, I taught a three-credit-hour freshman survey entitled Introduction to Medieval History to enrollments of room-size - generally three hundred students. During those years, the University of Kansas maintained an open enrollment policy in which all graduates from accredited Kansas high schools were admitted to the University. Since the only history courses required by the State of Kansas at the secondary level were in American History, students enrolling for this course varied widely in their knowledge of the European past. Consequently, my lectures were both basic and episodic, concentrating on major events and topics that would prepare the students for further enrollments in Humanities courses and attempting to demonstrate that the study of History could be both useful and enjoyable.
History of Astronomy - Indian and Arabic Astronomy - StumbleUpon. Aryabhatta In India, Aryabhatta, writes a book in which he states that the Sun is the centre of the Solar System. This idea would not be accepted for another 1000 years. Varahamihira writes that "Bodies fall towards the earth as it is in the nature of the earth to attract bodies", 1100 years before the idea would become accepted. al-Khwarizmi The Arab mathematician, al-Khwarizmi, adds and refines Ptolemy's geographical knowledge, using astronomical observations to give the latitudes and longitudes of over 2400 localities in Europe and Asia. A history of conflicts - StumbleUpon. A History of the World - Explorer - StumbleUpon. Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race - StumbleUpon. Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets.
. ** Scrolls from the Dead Sea (Library of Congress Exhibition) - StumbleUpon. The exhibition Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship brings before the American people a selection from the scrolls which have been the subject of intense public interest.
Over the years questions have been raised about the scrolls' authenticity, about the people who hid them away during the period in which they lived, about the secrets the scrolls might reveal, and about the intentions of the scrolls' custodians in restricting access. The Library's exhibition describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts - StumbleUpon. Apollo and the Greek Muses Updated July 2010 COMPREHENSIVE SITES ON MYTHOLOGY ***** The Encyclopedia Mythica - SEARCH - Areas - Image Gallery - Genealogy tables - Mythic Heroes Probert Encyclopaedia - Mythology Gods, Heroes, and MythDictionary of Mythology What is Myth?
Best of History Web Sites - StumbleUpon. Mercantilism in Spain. The seeming prosperity and glittering power of Spain in the 16th century proved a sham and an illusion in the long run.
For it was fuelled almost completely by the influx of silver and gold from the Spanish colonies in the New World. In the short run, the influx of bullion provided a means by which the Spanish could purchase and enjoy the products of the rest of Europe and Asia; but in the long run, price inflation wiped out this temporary advantage. The result was that when the influx of specie dried up, in the 17th century, little or nothing remained.
Not only that — the bullion prosperity induced people and resources to move to southern Spain, particularly the port of Seville, where the new specie entered Europe. IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA - StumbleUpon. Irish PlayographyIrish Writers OnlineStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M.
OckerbloomThe Irish and LiteratureLyra CelticaIreland Literature Guide2002 Irish Author RoundtablePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno Meyer Sonnets from Ireland - E. Blomquist Colum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.com. List of unusual deaths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon.
This is a list of unusual deaths.
This list includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources. Some of the deaths are mythological or are considered to be unsubstantiated by contemporary researchers. Revisionism and the Historical Blackout - Harry Elmer Barnes. [Chapter 1 of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, 1953] The First World War and American intervention therein marked an ominous turning point in the history of the United States and of the world.
Those who can remember "the good old days" before 1914 inevitably look back to those times with a very definite and justifiable feeling of nostalgia. There was no income tax before 1913, and that levied in the early days after the amendment was adopted was little more than nominal. All kinds of taxes were relatively low. Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire - Joseph R. Peden. [This is a transcript of Professor Joseph Peden's 50-minute lecture "Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire," given at the Seminar on Money and Government in Houston, Texas, on October 27, 1984. The original audio recording is available as a free MP3 download.]
Two centuries ago, in 1776, there were two books published in England, both of which are read avidly today. One of them was Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and the other was Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon's multivolume work is the tale of a state that survived for twelve centuries in the West and for another thousand years in the East, at Constantinople. The Seven Wonders of the World. British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1638-60.
Mezo American. Ancient Eqyptian. Ancient Greek. Ancient Roman. US World Wars. US Civil War. History Resources. The Authentic History Center. - StumbleUpon. Ancient World. - StumbleUpon. Seven Wonders of The Ancient World - Crystalinks - StumbleUpon. History, Legend and Everything in Between - StumbleUpon.
European History Interactive Map. History In An Hour - history ebooks and history iPhone apps. History for busy people. History of Religion. Arms and Armor-Common Misconceptions and Frequently Asked Questions. Parrying dagger (pugnale bolognese), ca. 1550–75 Italian Partly gilt steel, brass, and wood; Wt. 15 oz. (425 g) Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926 (26.145.94) The field of arms and armor is beset with romantic legends, gory myths, and widely held misconceptions. Their origins usually are to be found in a lack of knowledge of, and experience with, genuine objects and their historical background. Most of them are utter nonsense, devoid of any historical base. Historical Newspapers Online.
This table provides a list of historical U.S. newspapers that are available online at no cost. Newspapers available for free through Google News Historical Archives and Newspaperarchives.com are listed individually as I identify them. Newspapers available through Chronicling America and state digitization projects are usually listed as a group.
History - British History in depth: Animated Map: Battle of Trafalgar. History of China, China History, ancient China, Chinese history. The History and Geography of Inventions. The tables below are divided by era. The lists are being enlarged all the time. There is also a search engine for more specific searches of the data. The Easter Island “Heads” Have Bodies - StumbleUpon. Rosary [German] (17.190.306)