Wondered how Irish blood came to Iceland or Norway; blonde, blue-eyed people came to the East? Long before Africans were sold in the Americas Vikings had a roaring trade in thralls across the seas.
Explores Ismail Kadare's novel juxtaposed with true life accounts of modern Albanian families entangled in Blood Feud. Discusses the Kanun, a medieval holy book and code of ethics.
Sean McDermott was one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. This was a week long battle that took place in Dublin Ireland in order to free the Irish people from hundreds of years of British rule. Sean MacDermott was executed in Kilmainham Jail and buried at Arbour Hill.
Local residents memories of rationing in Stoneybatter Dublin 7 Ireland during World War Two. Memories of The Emergency during WW2. The Glimmerman, bomb shelters, bombs in the Strand and Phoenix Park in Dublin by German planes.
This article discusses how owning money could land you a prison sentence in 19th century Ireland.
The Great Beer Flood of 1814 was an important event that should be remembered! Includes photos, map, history, and a list of those who drowned.
Grangegorman Female Penitentiary also The Richmond Penitentiary was an Irish Prison in Dublin Ireland
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...
After the Romans left in AD410 waves of Germanic invaders migrated to Britain, some knowing the land, who had served the Romans as foederati. The kingdoms of theJutes, Angles and Saxons grew...
Just as with other Germanic people, magic was an important element in Anglo-Saxon life, with broader connections to the paradigm of Germanic mythology.