Historical

Empire and Celebrity

Ruth Scobie

In the 18th century, celebrity culture helped make the British Empire seem both a part of everyday life and a place of fantasy. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: History Today

In the Apostles' Choir of the great Gothic cathedral of St. Stephen's in Vienna lies the monumental tomb of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III (r. 1452-1493), the first emperor of many to follow from the House of Habsburg and the last HRE be crowned by the Pope (Nicholas V) in Rome. Made from the prized red marble peppered with fossil inclusions from the Adnet quarry near Salzburg, the massive sarcophagus and [...]

Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Source: The History Blog
A Perfect Landing

Geoffrey Bunting

Overshadowed between two dramatic missions, the success of Apollo 12 was vital to the continuing space project. [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Source: History Today
Death of the Man in the Iron Mask

Justin & Stephanie Pollard

The mysterious prisoner died at the Bastille on 19 November 1703. [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Source: History Today
Travels Through Time: Sixth-Century Movers and Shakers

History Today

The year 529 had great consequences for Justinian I, the Neoplatonic school in Athens and St Benedict. [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Source: History Today

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