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- 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.

Black Beard, Notorious Pirate

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. Born Edward Teach, Blackbeard was the most notorious pirate in the history of seafaring. The sight of Blackbeard was enough to make most of his victims surrender without a fight. In November 1717, in the eastern Caribbean, Benjamin Hornigold and Teach took a 26-gun, richly laden French guineyman called the Concorde (research indicated she had originally been built in Great Britain).

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...

How Things Used to Be

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: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. Houses had thatched roofs - thick straw, piled high, with no wood underneath. When it rained it became slippery, and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof, hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs. " There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. The floor was dirt. They cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. Source Unknown. Professor Emeritus, Medieval History, University of Kansas.

Please take into consideration the purpose and audience for which the lecture notes listed above were written.

Professor Emeritus, Medieval History, University of Kansas

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.

He also championed the use of the Indian number system working out the rules of arithmetic that would simplify calculation. Al-Battani The length of the year is calculated as 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes 24 seconds by the Arab astronomer, al-Battani. Al-Battani also updates the figures for the Precession of the Equinoxes (54.5'' per year) and the tilt of the Earth's axis (23° 35'). al-Sufi's Book al-Biruni al-Biruni's measurement of the radius of the Earth. 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.** BILL RYAN (BR): This is Bill Ryan here from Project Camelot and Project Avalon.

Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race - StumbleUpon

Klaus is going to be doing an audio commentary on one of his extremely special, unusual, and fascinating slide shows about the artifacts and the various phenomena that he has been researching, discovering, investigating personally all over the world relating to what I think you could legitimately call The Hidden History of the Human Race. KLAUS DONA (KD): That's a very good summary, yes. BR: [laughs] So I'm going to step back here, and what follows now, just kick back and enjoy this slide presentation. What are we looking at here ? Ancient World Maps Ecuador Even the next one, [right, above] you can see how this statue is sitting. Bolivia Colombia Giants BR: Good! 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.

Scrolls from the Dead Sea (Library of Congress Exhibition) - StumbleUpon

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. In addition, the exhibition encourages a better understanding of the challenges and complexities connected with scroll research. 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?

Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts - StumbleUpon

MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHOLOGYThe Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ Sumerian Mythology FAQ Sumerian Mythology Sumerian Gods and Goddesses Sumerian Myths SUMERIAN RELIGION Mythology's Mythinglinks: the Tigris-Euphrates Region of the Ancient Near East Gods, Goddesses, Demons and Monsters of Mesopotamia The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ More info on Ancient Mesopotamia can be found on my Ancient River Valley Civilizations page. GREEK MYTHOLOGYOrigins of Greek MythologyGreek Mythology - MythWeb Greek-Gods.info (plus a fun QUIZ)Ancient Greek Religion Family Tree of Greek Mythology Greek Names vs. VARIOUS FAIRIES, ELVES, UNICORNS, MERMAIDS, & OTHER MYTHICAL TOPICS HERE BE DRAGONS! 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.

Mercantilism in Spain

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.

The result was malinvestment in Seville and the south of Spain, offset by the crippling of potential economic growth in the north. But that was not all. Spanish agriculture in the 16th century was also crippled and laid waste by government intervention. . (2-volume set) IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA - StumbleUpon. Irish PlayographyIrish Writers OnlineStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M.

IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA - StumbleUpon

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 Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts Irish Writers OnlineIreland Literature ExchangeBibliography of 19th-c. Irish Literature - J.M. Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift Biography - IncompetechGulliver's Travels Project - L. Bram StokerBram Stoker's DraculaBram Stoker - P. Oscar WildeThe Official Home Page of Oscar WildeThe Oscar Wilde Collection - Russell TaylorCELT: Oscar WildeOscariana - jOnnONYCWilde Biography - BBCPoetry of Oscar Wilde - Bartleby.comThe Oscholars George Bernard ShawShaw Biography - C. William Butler YeatsYeats Biography - Gale GroupCollected Poems - W.

Donn ByrneByrne Biography - J. List of unusual deaths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon. This is a list of unusual deaths.

List of unusual deaths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon

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. Oxford Dictionaries defines the word "unusual" as "not habitually or commonly occurring or done" and "remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others. "[1] Some other articles also cover deaths that might be considered unusual or ironic, including List of entertainers who died during a performance, List of inventors killed by their own inventions, List of association footballers who died while playing, List of professional cyclists who died during a race and the List of political self-immolations.

Antiquity[edit] Middle Ages[edit] Renaissance[edit] 18th century[edit] 19th century[edit] 20th century[edit] 1920s[edit] 1950s[edit] 1960s[edit] 1961: U.S. 1970s[edit] 1980s[edit] 1990s[edit] 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.

Revisionism and the Historical Blackout - Harry Elmer Barnes

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. We had only a token national debt of around a billion dollars, which could have been paid off in a year without causing even a ripple in national finance. Ours was a libertarian country in which there was little or no witch-hunting and few of the symptoms and operations of the police state which have been developing here so drastically during the last decade.

Libertarianism was also dominant in Western Europe. Sidney B. In the light of this statement, I decided to take Mr. Notes. 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. Gibbon, in looking at this phenomenon, commented that the wonder was not that the Roman Empire had fallen, but rather that it had lasted so long. I've been asked to speak on the theme of Roman history, particularly the problem of inflation and its impact. Monetary, fiscal, military, political, and economic issues are all very much intertwined. The Seven Wonders of the World. British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1638-60. Napoleon.

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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.

Perhaps the most infamous example is the notion that "knights had to be hoisted into their saddles with a crane," which is as absurd as it is persistent even among many historians. The following text will attempt to correct some of the most popular misconceptions, and to answer some of the questions most frequently asked by the public during guided tours of the Museum's arms and armor galleries. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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. For instance, under "Wyoming" I have not listed every newspaper digitized in the project but simply described what is available. Note: Google News Archives has finally created a list of all the newspapers it has ingested. There are many newspapers listed here that are not listed below. Historical Newspaper Indexes Send mail concerning this page to Nick Okrent at: okrent@pobox.upenn.edu. 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 following regions, empires and countries are listed (in chronological order): Africa, Europe, Mesopotamia, China, the Pacific, Middle East, New Guinea, Indus Valley, Ethiopia, Egypt, Yellow River, Sumeria, Central America, South America, Babylonia, Crete, Hittite, Phoenicia, Central Asia, Arabia, Etruria, Greece, Persia, Rome, Lydia, Mediterranian, Carthage, Syria, Pergamum, India, North America, Byzantium, Japan, England, Siam, France, Moorish Spain, Polar, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Wales, Korea, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, USA, Scotland, Hungary, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Russia, Norway, Turkey.

Inventions are things that need to be created or utilised by humans. All development depends on what has gone before. If I have seen further than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. The Easter Island “Heads” Have Bodies - StumbleUpon. Rosary [German] (17.190.306)