Bridget Ennis and Bridget Butterly were the last women hanged in Kilmainham Jail in 1821 in Dublin Ireland.
A myth has emerged that the French were unprepared technologically for the 1940 campaign : they seem to have been determined to shatter that with a dazzling variety of advanced weapons planned.
The Kingdom of Pictland first Kingdom of Scotland. Unification of Dal Riata and Pictland under House of Alpin as new Kingdom of Alba.
Irish prisons in 1800s. Conditions for Women and Children prisoners in Grangegorman Female Prison in Dublin, Ireland.
Sea battles nowadays are 'long-distance' affairs - you never see your enemy until you capture him or he has you. In Viking times a sea battle meant hand-to-hand fighting, close-up and personal!
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!
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?
The Western Gate to the ancient Diocletian's Palace became a passageway to a new section of town in the Middle Ages. Split experienced a huge of growth due to its active importation between East and West. This brought the city prosperity and culture as well as plague and the constant threat of...
France was ruled by absolute monarchy for much of its history. The Enlightenment of the late 1600's and 1700's, however, impacted many Europeans, and therefore led them to discover that they themselves were much more than they could ever imagine. They deserved more than they got. Therefore, the...
The story of the rediscovery of the remains of King Richard III in a car park in Leicester. The first article in a series leading up to the reburial, 2nd funeral, reinterment of the plantagenet king.