Historical

On the Streets of New York City

Rachel Serkin

The pushcarts of the Lower East Side epitomised New York's bustling immigrant community. The drive to Americanise brought about their demise and changed the streets forever. The stereotypical landscape of the Lower East Side is of crowded tenements and too many people on the street. A quintessential part of that landscape is the pushcart. [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Source: History Today

With the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth.

On April 11, the third manned lunar landing mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The mission was headed for a landing on the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon. However, two days into the [...]

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Metal detector enthusiast Rene Schoen and his student, 13-year-old Luca Malaschnitschenko, were exploring a field near the village of Schaprode on the island of Ruegen in Northern Germany when they came across a circular piece of metal. At first Schoen thought it was a random bit of aluminium. After cleaning off some of the dirt and taking a closer look, he realized it was a coin.

Schoen is [...]

Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Source: The History Blog
Weapons of War in the Crusades

Nicholas Morton

Turkish archers versus Frankish heavy cavalry. The Crusades marked a period of technological breakthroughs in the art of war that would decide the conflict A French royal crusading army was on the point of collapse and a very long way from help. By January 1148 it was midway in its journey across Anatolia – a graveyard [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Source: History Today
The Anchorites Who Escaped

Victoria Blud

Despite the spiritual rewards of the medieval anchorhold, the desire to break free could be overwhelming. [[{"fid":"39331","view_mode":"standard","fields":{"format":"standard","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"The formal enclosure of an anchoress in her cell by a bishop, from a pontifical produced for Bishop Mona of St David's, 15th century.","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"The formal enclosure of an anchoress in her cell by a bishop, from a pontifical produced for Bishop [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Source: History Today

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