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.
Parisians united to attack this symbol of royal tyranny.
By Ella Burch
The Romanovs' historical relevance goes far beyond a midnight execution.
As it turns out, it's a bit of both.
By Lee D'Amato
Politician Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger sought to overthrow Mary I.
Few people were aware of the SOE's existence.
The torpedo attack killed hundreds of civilians and turned international opinion against Imperial Germany.
These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.
Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.
By Robert Walsh
She remains a symbol of strength and fortitude for the Ukrainian people.
The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.
He was one of the first to recognize the Nazis were committing genocide.
By Diana La Paz
Go deeper into the historical and political reasons for Russia's invasion.