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Henry was the son of Frederick II, one of the greatest emperor's to move on the European stage. He committed a fatal mistake by opposing his father.The forces of Henry were no match for the army marshaled by his father and the rebellion of Henry collapsed like a pack of cards. Historians are of the opinion that the battle was a mismatch and resulted in the capture of Henry. Henry died a prisoner.
Published by Madan G Singh 70 months ago in European History | +1 votes | 0 comments
Obviously although intended to be humane the guillotine was far from it. Not that any one in our day in age would think it was humane but back in the 1700's it was a more precise way of doing things and was supposed to cause instant death. Here is why the Guilltine turned out to not be such a humane way of putting a human being charged of a creme to death. Warning not for the faint of heart.
Published by Rae Morvay 70 months ago in European History | +1 votes | 0 comments
Frederick II (1194 – 1250) is considered one of the most powerful Holy Roman emperors during the Middle Ages. He was a resolute man and was not averse to opposing his own son in case his authority was in anyway way impinged. He was always at loggerheads with the popes and that was the cause of the collapse of his dynasty after his death.
Published by Madan G Singh 72 months ago in European History | +1 votes | 0 comments
The Waffen SS carried out a massacre on a Saturdayin June 1944 in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. The Waffen SS was an elite regiment of the Gestapo and reported to Henrich Himmler, thus the possibility that Himmler himself had issued orders for these killings cannot be ruled out. The Waffen SS executed 642 women , children and men on that fateful day
Published by Madan G Singh 74 months ago in European History | +0 votes | 0 comments
Hitler and Napoleon were two men separated by a century and a quarter, yet their lives had a marked similarity and some people wonder whether they were kindred souls, separated by time. Some devout Hindus may also opine that Napoleon’s soul had transmigrated into Hitler, but that is a farfetched hypothesis, but generally the lives of both these men had a marked similarity. Both were defeated in the end.
Published by Madan G Singh 248 months ago in European History | +0 votes | 0 comments
During the Franco -German war of 1870 supplies to the city were cut and the butchers started serving horse meat by killing the available horses. But with the blockade the horses as a source of supply of meat dwindled and Parisians had to turn to other animals. The only immediate source of supply was the Paris zoo. This was the pride of Paris, but with meat dwindling a go ahead was given to kill the zoo animals for meat. This is the saddest occasion in the history of France, a nation that pride...
Published by Madan G Singh 81 months ago in European History | +4 votes | 0 comments
The historian Suetonius called him. The Monster. He has been accused of seducing his sisters, declaring himself a god and making a Roman Legion collect sea shells. Did the Emperor Caligula really do these things? If he did, was he insane? If he was insane, why was an insane man allowed to become Emperor?
Published by Rena Sherwood 86 months ago in European History | +5 votes | 1 comments
Today in history, on May 2, the Loch Ness Monster lore came fully into play, as a couple living in the Scotland lake area spotted the creature. The two didn't simply witness the creature in the icy waters of Loch Ness, but saw it walking across the road. Now the story of Nessie grew to a whole new level.
Published by Vicki Perry 86 months ago in European History | +5 votes | 1 comments
The ancient Romans were very religious and they had many gods. Jupiter was the king of gods and he was very important to the Roman people. The Romans built temples all over their empire that were dedicated to different gods. Religion in the Roman Empire was controlled by state officials.
Published by norlaw 87 months ago in European History | +2 votes | 0 comments
Ever since tea became an internationally loved drink, people have argued over how to make it ‘just so’. China tea and Indian tea are very different in their appeal. No-one would add milk or sugar to China tea, but Indian tea suffers from both. What gives us the perfect western cuppa?
Published by Leslie Kendall 89 months ago in European History | +1 votes | 2 comments
John Stuart Mill is regarded as a pioneer feminist. His essay 'the subjection of women' speeded the parliament amendment which gave equal rights to women in many spheres.
Published by Sai Deepa 94 months ago in European History | +6 votes | 7 comments
A concise history of the lead pencil how it evolved from lead to graphite. It's secret use in WW2 and it's links with the Bond movies.
Published by Marion Caragounis 95 months ago in European History | +10 votes | 9 comments
Medieval feudal systems had specific and strict laws that enabled noblemen and the upper class to take advantage of the poor living in a region.
Published by Kathryn Perez 95 months ago in European History | +5 votes | 1 comments
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