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.
The scam caused the French queen's reputation to further deteriorate.
The Russian tsar had a fearsome reputation.
One man's mutilation instigated a major conflict between Britain and Spain.
The French Revolution left fertile ground for a new approach to religion.
Often demonized as patriarchal torture devices, these garments were seen as a practicality in their day.
What caused the bitter divide within Ireland—and how did it shape the country we know today?
These satirical drawings reveal the debates that dominated bygone eras.
Look beyond the fabled fiddle.
The French fleet posed a difficult problem for British officials.
By Robert Walsh
Start packing your bags.
England’s 1381 uprising was fueled by unrest in the aftermath of a pandemic.
From crime and punishment to technological advancements and beyond.
The Archduke was murdered by a Yugoslav nationalist, setting off an explosive chain of events.
These legends live on.
... and a permanent split between Catholicism and budding Protestant religions.
Its likes had never been seen before.
This 11th-century takeover changed the fate of England.
These underground tunnels house the remains of over six million people.
After months of conflict, Allied forces forced German troops to retreat from Rome on June 5, 1944.
Margaret Rhodes looks back at her life alongside the monarchy.