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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. Nick Patrick - Did Americans in 1776 have British accents? - StumbleUpon. How Things Used to Be. You are visiting 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. 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. 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.

Scrolls from the Dead Sea (Library of Congress Exhibition) - StumbleUpon. 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 (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. IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA - StumbleUpon. 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.

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. 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.

Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire - Joseph R. Peden

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. 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.

Arms and Armor-Common Misconceptions and Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Historical Newspapers Online. 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)