The story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated in the history of the samurai. This was perhaps all the more so because it occurred at a time when the samurai class was struggling to maintain a sense of itself - warriors with no war, a social...
Archaeologists at Stirling Castle in Scotland believe they may have found the bones of a knight killed during the early 1400s. Archaeologists believe that
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Lincoln attended Ford's Theatre to view the play "Our American Cousin". Seven hours before the assassination, John Wilkes Booth left a note at Vice President Andrew Johnson's residence, "Don't wish to disturb you. Are you at home? J. Wilkes Booth."
The late medieval period was a chaotic time in history. England and France were engaged in the Hundred Years' War, and Italian city-states were fighting on
More than the raiders of tradition, the Vikings were also traders and colonists who left an enduring mark on Britain.
Dallas police took this mug shot of Lee Harvey Oswald on November 23, 1963 after he was arrested for assassinating President John F. Kennedy.
Q. Are roadblocks legal? A. The US Supreme Court has found roadblocks to be legal for a variety of purposes, the most prominent being so-called sobriety
Several pieces of Viking jewelry, some of which contain gold, have been uncovered at a farm site in Denmark that dates as far back as 1,300 years
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Medieval torture during the Middle Ages. Features information, links and pictures.
Straight away it should be recognised that the Foltermuseum, in Grabenstraﾟe, is not only informative but also educational and enlightening. While some of the exhibits may make visitors wince, it should be remembered that what they reflec...
An eyewitness account of the ravages of the plague that swept through Europe in the mid 14th century.