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July Quiz

History Today

Who was the first and only prime minister to be assassinated? How many people were in the Council of Ten? [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
Source: History Today
Pandemics: Now and Then

Kyle Harper

As human populations expand and their exploitation of the globe increases, so does their vulnerability to certain diseases. [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
Source: History Today

The Detroit Institute of Art holds in its collection a small egg tempera on panel work by 15th century Venetian painter Antonio Vivarini. It's a scene from the life of Saint Monica, long-suffering mother of Saint Augstine, in which she coverts her pagan husband Patricius on his deathbed. This was not originally a stand-alone panel painting. It was part of the predella (small action scenes in the footer of an altarpiece [...]

Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Source: The History Blog
The Liberator's Saviour is ‘Buried'

Mathew Lyons

154 years after her death, Manuela Sáenz was given a state burial on 5 July 2010. [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Source: History Today
The Flood

History Today

Human suffering is at the heart of Michelangelo's masterpiece. [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Source: History Today

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