Eastern and western Slavs came into contact with the Norsemen through trading and raiding. In the south the Bulgars and Croats came into conflict with the Vikings in the pay of the Byzantine Empire.
How Rationing affected Britain during and after World War 2.
Aberfan: The Man who Lost Everything was a phrase coined for local resident John Collins in the mining village of Aberfan in 1966. But there was a second man who also lost everything ...
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.
Tucked away in the Dingle Peninsula of South West Ireland, Gleann na nGealt hides a mysterious secret. The spring waters are supposed to be able to heal the mad. Is there any truth to the folk tales?
Ship sizes in the Viking Age varied according to use. King Aelfred had some of the biggest ships of the age. Trading vessels were broader and higher for cargo, warships longer and lower for speed.
Later Whig historians who studied the English Reformation saw the movement as coming from the people. Some, however, like Geoffrey Elton saw it as being forced from above. Elton argued that Thomas Cromwell was more influential than even Henry VIII in bringing about the break with Rome.
While not ultimately successful in defeating the English, French privateers still inflicted severe damage on British commerce; British privateers and the Royal Navy would return the favor.
The one legged escalator tester, the cheeky toilet, the stuffed man in a cabinet and Queen Lizzy the First and her titillating tale. Yes Its more strange tales from historic London!
Through my limited knowledge, I have compiled a list of the top ten worst ever rulers of our green and pleasant land. It's been done before, but I believe that this really is the definitive list!