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.
These tragic murders reverberated throughout their kingdoms.
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Politician Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger sought to overthrow Mary I.
An impressive airlift circumvented a Soviet power grab.
By Ella Burch
Few people were aware of the SOE's existence.
This major uprising against British rule was ultimately suppressed.
The humble bicycle had a suprisingly important role in both world wars.
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.
Historians remain puzzled by this incident of mass hysteria.
By Lee D'Amato
He was one of the first to recognize the Nazis were committing genocide.
By Diana La Paz
The Roman holiday was marked by religious observances before Julius Caesar's notorious murder.
106 years after it sank in the Antarctic, the historic ship has been located.
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