Without a blacksmith, the Germanic peoples would have struggled to impose their culture across Western Europe. This article celebrates those who forged a new future from the raw materials of the ground
The Old Norse had their own theories about the afterlife. They had mystical realms that would become the lands of the dead and they would stay in those places until Ragnorak.
The Angles were a Germanic tribe who alongside the Saxons, brought new life to the stagnant lands of the Britons once the Romans had abandoned the troublesome provinces of Britannia Superior and Inferior.
The Royal Mint is responsible for minting the coins and printing the currency within the United Kingdom. Originally, the British Royal Mint was housed within the Tower of London, but it has since moved and is now situated in a new location inside Wales.
The coins of the Anglo-Saxons have been found by archaeologists across the British Isles. The Anglo-Saxon coinage helps historians put together the complex picture of that time period. And these coins offer us an intriguing glimpse into the colourful history of Great Britain.
The Royal Canadian Mint began life as an overseas branch of the British Royal Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint has a history of producing exceptional coins and bullion. The Royal Canadian Mint produces currency for the country and for other nations using materials sourced from within Canada.
The United States awards the Purple Heart to its brave and courageous service personnel for their actions in battle. The Purple Heart is part of American Military History and those who have received the Purple Heart are honoured by their nation for their sacrifices given freely for their nation.
Here are ten pieces of valuable information to help you to survive the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. Remember to always save once last bullet for yourself in case the Zombies surround you.
The fall of the Western Roman Empire was aided by instability in its vast territories and the leaders unable to recapture the glory of Rome. There are many reasons for the fall of Rome and religion plays an important part in the end of the Roman Empire.
There is an unbreakable bond between Vikings and the world around them. From the beserker on the battlefield to the gothi protecting the village. Animal totems were used to empower those who marked themselves with their likeness.
This article carries on from the stories as told in the first part of 'Exploring the Gods of the Norse Tradition.'
The gods from the old religions of Europe have very little relevance to many in the modern world. Some may still attempt to follow the old ways but Christianity managed to erode a lot of the power and ritual of the many beliefs that went before them.
Ethiopia has a great history which is often overlooked by many, as they still have the images of starving Ethiopians ingrained into their psyche. The following facts within this piece will hopefully increase people's knowledge of Ethiopia and you will find these facts interesting.
Wolves are an animal that reminds us of the precarious nature of life and death. These pack animals soon became important to our ancestors, as the wolf became a powerful animal totem.
Las Vegas is known world wide as the gambling capital of the United States. Here are some interesting facts about the City of Sin.
Have you ever wondered how the names of those American cities came to be? Let us look at the origin of American place names and see how some of these settlements were gifted their current names.
The belief in magic in this modern and money driven age has diminished greatly. Few hold close the belief that different woods hold different mystical properties. Millions of us watch magical themed movies and television shows whilst being ignorant to the old ways that were once the norm.
The Irish have a history of battle and have seen conflict with other nations for most of their long history. They have used their weapons against themselves, Vikings and Norman invaders. A Warrior culture was important to their cultures survival and the weapons they used were held in high regard.
The Vikings dominated Europe with their ferocity and superior physique. This article explores what factors contributed to the imposing power of a Viking warrior.
By adding Insects into our daily diet. We can provide additional food for those who are at risk of famine. Insects are an efficient source of nutrition, that need little attention in order to prosper.
This island off the coast of Nova Scotia has fascinated generations of treasure hunters and allowed others to speculate over whether Oak Island holds great riches or perhaps even the Holy Grail.
The alleged ancestor of the Great White Shark is extinct, or is it? Could there be a remnant monster of the deep alive today feasting on marine life we know nothing about?
Europe as a continent has seen great turmoil and upheaval. Would the Europe that we see today, be completely different had the Athenians, Spartans and fellow Greeks fallen to King Xerxes' invasion?
The damage inflicted upon shark populations has reached critical levels and humans are still the biggest threat to the continued survival of these essential marine predators.
Insects could help eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of starvation that we see in the world. Could you include insects in your diet on a regular basis? Do they have any nutritional value?
Have you ever wondered why some English place names have a strange name? This article will answer the origins of those place names, why they came into use and how come they have remained intact well into the modern age.
The Mediterranean Sea is home to a small population of Great White Sharks. Their numbers are few but they still inhabit the same areas which are very alive with tourism.
The events of November 22nd 1963 had a profound effect on the American people and the world in general. Little is mentioned about those who were pivotal in the years after the event.
Celtic Britain was a mysterious place on the edge of the known world. After the conquest of Gaul by the Roman empire, it seemed that only the British Isles was left to keep the Celtic legacy alive.
The legend of St. Patrick banishing the Snakes from Ireland has inspired generations of Irish craftsman and poets. The story has been embraced by the Irish and is part of their national identity.
The stunning scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, brings thousands of tourists to Norway every year. To cruise the clear waters of the Fjord is to follow in the journey of the ancient folk of Europe.
The often demonized great white shark plays upon the most primal fears of the human psyche. Over the last fifty years the British media has reveled in publishing headlines about these apex predators.
Marseille grew from been an Ancient Greek colony and over time became one of the most important French military ports along it's southern coastline. This article highlights facts about the city.
The capital of Germany is full of things to do. It has seen a lot of history since the creation of the nation of Germany in the nineteenth century. Here is a look a few interesting facts about Berlin.
Slavery has existed in Europe for thousands of years, today there are people without the right to determine their own destiny. This article looks at Europe's history of indigenous slavery.
The Knights Templar were the guardians of untold riches gathered from their time protecting the Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land. Could their mysterious relics have been moved secretly by a hidden Templar naval fleet at La Rochelle?
The first European peoples to discover North America were the Vikings. They beat Columbus by nearly 500 years. They left a small amount of evidence in North America, but could they have visited more of North America than we first thought?
The Hanse were a collection of European trading settlements that banded together to form a trading empire. The Hanse were set up by enterprising merchants who used their wealth to better their cities.
The Vikings of northern Europe owed their ability to attack enemy lands to the design of their Long ships. These boats were able to navigate the rivers of Europe and comfortably sail the open sea.
To have fresh vegetables growing in your garden is a great feeling, they taste better and are a great way to educate your kids about their health benefits and getting the kids to help plant is fun!
The Cossacks of Imperial Russian were troops loyal to the Tsar. Now the descendants of the Cossack clans are spread across the world. When the Soviets took power in 1917, the Cossacks fell from favour.
This compares the benefits of two ancient sets of warriors by setting themselves against one another using the weapons of their time period.
The Frisians are a people who settled along the shorelines of the North Sea. They are not as well known as their Germanic cousins such as the Angles or the Saxons, but they have contributed to many cultures around Europe.
Like other minority tribal groups in various countries across the world, the Sami have fought hard to cling on to their traditions and heritage within Europe.
The Franks were a Germanic tribe who gained control of much of Western and Central Europe after the decline of the Roman Empire in what became known as the Dark Ages.
The settlements along the River Humber have long been isolated and thought of as irrelevant in terms of Britain's history. Is it not now time to start to look on the long ignored history of East Yorkshire?
There have been numerous fossils recovered from across the British Isles, of creatures that are now extinct. Here is a selection of creatures that were once native to the British Isles.
Human habitation in the area around the City of London has drastically changed the landscape of the capital. Beneath the march of civilization, several waterways have become hidden in plain sight.
The Vikings influence every settlement they visited. Those Vikings who permanently settled left a lasting impact on the population, dialect, place names and the local culture.
Many tons of untapped gold reserves may exist in the British Isles. Recent years have seen increased efforts to find untold riches in both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.
The sword has evolved over time into many different styles. Different cultures have added their own distinctive flair to this icon weapon of war.
We know of only a handful of gold producing mines in the British Isles. So where did they get that precious gold from to create all of those ancient treasures that we find within their many museums?
The British Isles has a wealth of both mythical and historical treasure, that is either buried in the ground or lost to the harsh sea that surrounds it.
The Vikings of Scandinavia changed the history of Europe and their influence is still felt in our modern world. The Vikings are still a subject that many millions find fascinating over 1000 years after their way of life diminished.
Most major European cities have origins from the Roman period. In this article a few of the major cultural cities are explored.
Ireland owes much to the peoples of the north of Europe. These Viking invaders help found Ireland's cities and increased trade across the British Isles.
The earliest humans would have fashioned spears, bows and slings to augment their arsenal of projectile weapons such as rocks. Many ancient weapons are still effective when used in this modern age.
The concept of the Seven Deadly Sins outdated and irrelevant in the modern age we live in? The Seven Deadly Sins have their roots in the Roman Catholic church, and have earlier connections to the fables and teachings of the ancient world. Most people in the modern world have no real desire to...
The Roman Empire brought civilization by spreading its culture by conquering much of the ancient world. What stopped Rome from conquering the globe? Could they have realistically spread their culture across the ancient world?
Underneath the treacherous coastline of the British Isles. Lay the sunken wrecks of ships that carried the wealth ages back to European civilization. From Roman Galleons to Viking Longships, to the ships that traversed the globe. Many unwitting vessels underestimated the raw power of the sea.
The Vikings influence every settlement they visited. Those Vikings who permanently settled left a lasting impact on the local area.
As a general rule, where you find lead you will find silver. The British Isles has more silver deposits than gold. The majority of these deposits are spread across Ireland, but there are some areas in Cornwall, Wales and Scotland that possess a workable source of silver.
Curacao is a multicultural Island off the coast of South America with strong ties to the Netherlands. Curacao is a melting pot of European, Caribbean and the Latin America culture.
York is an ancient city, situated in the county of Yorkshire. It was strategically important to the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. York was essential to maintaining the rule of north.
The local folklore spoke had always spoken of hidden Viking treasure. In the 1840's the Cuerdale hoard was found by a group of workmen repairing the bank of the river, which proved legend to be true.
Here are ten more pieces of trivia from the Star Trek television and film collection. Here we will look at the funny, obscure and interesting bits of Star Trek trivia.
Here are 10 bits of trivia about the Star Trek Universe.
The Vikings used their weapons to defeat their enemies, and increase their wealth. This hub looks at Viking armour, transportation and weaponry. The weaponry that the Vikings used added to their already fearsome reputation.
The Saxons saw the British Isles as ripe for colonization, and with the attention of Rome occupied elsewhere the land of the Romano-British were just what the Saxons needed. Britain was desirable as it had good supplies of nature resources and had very good farmland
Norway was essential for the Nazi's ability to harass the Allies shipping. In the inlets of Norway the German Navy hid their warships. Norway resisted the Nazi occupation as much as possible and score decisive victories over the wicked regime.
The moral code of the Viking warrior, dictated how he behaved on and off the battlefield. A true warrior valued his honour and morals as much as he valued his victories over his foes.
The Swedish Vikings who sailed into Eastern Europe, where known as Rus Vikings. They soon created their own cities and grew wealthy through trade with their neighbours such as the Byzantine Empire. The Rus Vikings spread the culture of the Old Norse to the meeting point of Europe and Asia.
In times of financial uncertainty sometimes the shrewd investor will look at different commodities. Those who think outside the box and take a small risk, often reap a huge return for their foresight.
Have you ever had the feeling that you have lived a life different to one you are in now? If so, this article gives you the tools to discover a world yo may have previously forgot.
The Christos Technique allows you to delve into past lives and uncover hidden truths that maybe impacting your current state of mind. In the Christos Experiment, you can glimpse aspects of yourself that you were completely unaware about.
Having used the Christos Technique to access the deep secrets buried in our brains, I discovered a few of the different people I had once been. Whether it was real or the product of my imagination, I do not know!
Odin's most famous son is the thunder god, Thor. But Odin had many other sons listed among the Norse Gods. These powerful figures all had different roles within the realm of the Norse Gods.
The tribes of modern day Germany, drastically changed the ethnic and cultural make-up of the people who we refer to as the people of the British Isles.
The action figures released with the original Star Wars film, are now worth a large amount of money. This article looks at a few of the rare and expensive items which people may have in their collections.
The landing of Hernán Cortés in modern-day Mexico signalled the end of the Aztec nation and civilization. The people of Central America had been left free of foreign influences for thousands of years. In that time, many huge civilizations had risen and fallen.
Was Hernan Cortes solely responsible for destroying the Aztec way of life? Or should he be celebrated for opening up beneficial trade routes for the Spanish Empire within South America.
The Spanish Empire conquered the many tribes of South America with ruthless efficiency. Then they transported bounty of the continent back to Europe to finance the modernisation of Imperial Spain.
The Runes are a collection of symbols that represent an alphabet for the Norse peoples, the Runes are filled with hidden knowledge. For those who study the Runes, wisdom is waiting to be uncovered.
Who would win in a one and one fight? A veteran Roman Legionnaire or an elite Spartan warrior? Here we will look at their training methods and what weapons they would have used in battle against each other.
When the Romans invaded Ancient Britain, they knew that Britain had a wealth of natural resources. Gold was one of these precious natural resources and the Romans swiftly took over established gold mines. In our modern age, these Roman gold mines appear to be lost!