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 German soldier nodded in thanks, then disappeared.
The groundbreaking work changed scientific study forever.
These momentous clashes toppled empires, ended conflicts, and changed history.
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He was one of France's most prolific executioners, having killed nearly 3,000 souls.
By Robert Walsh
A thumbprint on a cashbox led police to the murderers—and changed the course of criminal history.
By Robert Walsh
Step inside the Cross Bones Graveyard, London's mass burial ground for prostitutes, beggars, and thieves.