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Stenka Razin. Cossack leader Stepan Timofeyevich Razin (Russian: Степа́н Тимофе́евич Ра́зин, Russian pronunciation: [sʲtʲɪˈpan (ˈsʲtʲenʲkə) tʲɪmɐˈfʲeɪvʲɪtɕ ˈrazʲɪn]; 1630 – June 16 [O.S.

Stenka Razin

June 6] 1671), known as Stenka Razin (Стенька), was a Cossack leader who led a major uprising against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in southern Russia in 1670–1671. Early life[edit] Razin's father, Timofey Razya, supposedly came from a suburb of Voronezh, a city near Russia's steppe frontier, called the Wild Fields. Razin's uncle and grandmother still lived in the village of New Usman' or Usman' Sobakina, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) outside of Voronezh, until 1667. Protracted wars with Poland in 1654–1667 and the Russo-Swedish War (1656–1658) put a heavy burden upon the people of Russia. Roanoke Colony. Former colony in present-day Dare County, North Carolina, United States Lane's colony was troubled by a lack of supplies and poor relations with the local Native Americans.

Roanoke Colony

While awaiting a delayed resupply mission by Richard Grenville, Lane decided to abandon the colony and return to England with Francis Drake in 1586. Grenville arrived two weeks later and left a small detachment to protect Raleigh's claim.[1]:70–77 In 1587 Raleigh sent White on an expedition to establish the Cittie of Raleigh in Chesapeake Bay. However, during a stop to check in on Grenville's men, the flagship's pilot Simon Fernandes insisted that White's colonists remain on Roanoke.[1]:81–82, 89 The fate of the approximately 112–121 colonists remains unknown. Background[edit] A 1529 map depicting "Verazzano's Sea" extending from the North Atlantic to the Outer Banks Despite the broad powers granted to Raleigh, he was forbidden to leave the queen's side.

Amadas-Barlowe expedition[edit] Lane colony[edit] Voyage[edit] History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. As we look forward to celebrating the bicentennial of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, I have to admit, with deep shame and embarrassment, that until I left England and went to college in the U.S., I assumed the words referred to the War of Independence.

History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places

In my defense, I suspect I’m not the only one to make this mistake. A Visual History of Urbanization, 3700 BC to 2000 AD.


Earth - World Treasures: Beginnings. The Tao is called the Great Mother; Empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birth to infinite worlds.

Earth - World Treasures: Beginnings

Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching. Views of the Earth Jaina World View Jainism, an Indian religion distinct from Hinduism and Buddhism, was founded by Vardhamana Mahavira, called "the Jina" (conqueror), who lived in the sixth century B.C. Among other variations from Hindu culture, Jainism has its own version of geography and cosmology. Manusyaloka (The Human World). Bookmark this item: Sacred Cows This poster represents the figure of the cow as containing all the Hindu gods and quotes Sanskrit texts: O noble folk, protect the cow, who protects your stomach, for . . . Vidynandasvm, Director, Ngapuragorakshanasabh [Nagpur Cow Protection League]. Bookmark this item: Vikings in Scotland. Cattle die, kinsmen die The self must also die; but glory never dies, for the man who is able to achieve it.

Vikings in Scotland

The moral code of the early Vikings is summed up in the sagas with examples of “praiseworthiness”, which are listed in Appendix 1. It can be seen from these that, although some of their code may appear a little brutal to the modern mind, particularly to those whose adherence to political correctness is of the zealot variety, the ideals and mindset of the Vikings was well-suited to their relatively harsh environment and the flourishing of their local communities. Living by this code would not be too difficult for most people of the time, as its inherent righteousness is too easily apparent. Perhaps it may be insufficiently gender-generous for the modern feminist, but that is to examine it too closely with a contemporary mindset, and also to conveniently forget that women played just as specific a part in daily life then as they do today. Scottish History, Tartan, Clans, Music, Food.

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time - Episodes available on BBC iPlayer. Roman Empire. List of Roman emperors. Augustus (Octavian), the first Roman Emperor of the Principate Era whose ascension ended republic rule at Rome.

List of Roman emperors

The Roman Emperors were men who ruled the Roman Empire and wielded power over its citizens and military. The empire was developed as the Roman Republic invaded and occupied the majority of Europe. Under the republic, regions of the empire were ruled by provincial governors answerable and authorised by the "Senate and People of Rome". Rome and its senate were ruled by a variety of magistrates – of whom the consuls were the most powerful.

The republic ended, and the emperors were created, when these magistrates became legally and practically subservient to one citizen with power over all other magistrates. Legitimacy[edit] Lists of legitimate emperors are therefore partly influenced by the subjective views of those compiling them, and also partly by historical convention. Emperors after 395[edit] Leading statesmen of the Roman Republic.