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The Fundamental Effect of the Black Death
When the Black Death reached its climax and swept through Europe, it left no area of society untouched: effects were everywhere including cities, rural areas, every social structure, and religious and non-religious areas. Nothing was protected from the deadly disease that bombed the Middle Ages.
The Gracchi Murders
Rome was expanding and taking over the Mediterranean basin. With these conquests, new problems arose for the Roman Republic. As the leaders tried to adjust to the expanded Republic, they also found themselves faced with problems rising up within the government.
The Grand Union Flag
Most of us would say that a version of the current flag sewed by Betsy Ross was the first flag of the colonies. Would you be surprised to learn that it was not? There was one other flag that united the colonies first - The Grand Union Flag.
The Greek Heroic Age
The Greek Heroic Age was the time when legends were made. The tales we use in describing Ancient Greece mainly come from this period. The heart of Greek tradition hails from its great Heroic Period and the glorious civilization of the Mycenae.
The Hell Fire Club Secret Society of 1700s England
Throughout history, secret societies have captured the public's attention. They have been the basis for many conspiracy theories mainly based on their tight secrecy. One of those secret societies was the Hell Fire Club in England.
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
What makes a secret society? Do they have to shroud themselves in secrecy or can the secrecy be assumed by all those around them? The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (H.O.G.D.) are pretty open about what they do. Are they really a secret society? A look at their history might help.
The History Shop
Check out history books, games, movies, and more. You never know what you can find from history just a click away.
The Iliad - A Book Review
So many of our legends and stories come from the past. Homer's work, The Iliad, has inspired thousands of books, legends, and movies. Read my review of this epic story.
The Illuminati - The Ultra Secret Society
What makes a secret society? It generally takes rumors, secrets, and possibly a real conspiracy. One of the most well known and understood is the Illuminati, those that are spiritually enlightened.
The Importance of Fur Trading in the New World
The expansion of America was not solely due to alliances and creating of colonies. It was spurned by the fur trappers that led to the settlement of the New World.
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