Germany's answer to Stonehenge, Externsteine is a natural rock formation that has been altered by human hands. What was it used for? Does it hold special meaning?
Here are some of the stories of Irish women and young girls who were sent to Tasmania in Australia as punishment for small crimes. Women and children convicts were transported to Australia on the John Calvin ship in 1848.
I'd like to give my thoughts on a handful of Napoleon movies, but I think a few words about the popular perception of Napoleon are in order first. The adage that 'history is always written by the victors' is probably exemplified in the case of...
The Victorians are well known for the rules they followed to maintain a place in 'polite society'. For us today, many of these 'rules' are shocking and downright weird!
Just as with other Germanic people, magic was an important element in Anglo-Saxon life, with broader connections to the paradigm of Germanic mythology.
A synopsis of witch hunts and witch trials across Europe, including witch tests and real examples of accused witches in France and Scotland.
This is a long article but it will give you a good understanding of the rulers of England and now the United Kingdom from 1066 to the present date.
Irish prisons in 1800s. Conditions for Women and Children prisoners in Grangegorman Female Prison in Dublin, Ireland.
This article discusses how owning money could land you a prison sentence in 19th century Ireland.
British history covers such a broad expanse of history that the topics from which to choose are virtually innumerable. Fortunately, an army of historians have preceded the student of British history and their works can help to highlight for us the most interesting topics of British history.