Where to begin in a discussion of European history? So much has taken place on the continent, where we can trace back the culture and influence of the Western World.
Whether your interest is piqued by ancient, medieval, or modern European history, we’ve got you covered. Fascinated by the Roman empire? Discover the worst emperors to have ruled over it, the Great Fire of Rome that nearly destroyed the city, and how the Sack of Rome at the hands of mercenaries ushered in a new era. Can’t get enough of the medieval period? It’s not all dragons and elves here; rather, we’re doing a deep dive into famous rebellions (such as the Peasants’ Revolt and the Germans Peasants’ War), the bloody Crusades, and the real historical origins of the mythical wizard Merlin.
Finally, we reach modern European history. Prepare to be surprised by the tidbits you’ll learn about the Napoleonic Wars, the French Revolution, and other major events from the early modern period. Perhaps you’re curious about legendary historical figures. From Winston Churchill quotes to Marie Antoinette’s downfall, there’s no shortage of knowledge about influential European people in our archives.
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The Napoleon House lay awaiting its infamous tenant.
20 winners will receive a copy of 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Jewish Transport to Auschwitz.
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Renault set a high standard for accuracy and feeling in historical fiction.
Expand your horizons with books that explore the places, people, and objects that shaped human history.
Decaying buildings, sand-swept streets, and a sense of suspended time make these towns well worth a visit.
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A more heroic swig of wine we've never encountered.
The car of the future was also the downfall of many a high-ranking Nazi.
Medieval battle was a bloody, vicious business. These battles changed the course of history.
By Orrin Grey
The much-maligned birds were some of the most important combatants in World War I and II.
Christian Europe teamed up to prevent the Ottoman empire's expansion through Vienna.