Historical

The stories we tell define who we are as individuals and as a society, without which we struggle to understand ourselves. This is the central...

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Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Source: History Today

The legend of La Llorona has supposedly haunted Mexico since before the Conquest. Her story is one of violence, much like the country whose suffering she is often taken to represent. Beware the woman in white ...

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Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Source: History Today

‘Oh, the novel jokes of the merry muse of history', wrote Nikolai Sukhanov to describe the events of October 1917 in Russia. That the Bolsheviks...

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Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Source: History Today

On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.

In his theses, Luther condemned the excesses and corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, especially the papal practice of asking payment—called “indulgences”—for the forgiveness of sins. At the time, a Dominican priest named Johann Tetzel, commissioned [...]

Mon, Oct 30, 2017

On 24 October 1917, the Central Powers launched a massive offensive at Italy's north-eastern border. The resulting battle – popularly known as Caporetto – has been described as the greatest defeat in Italian military history.

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Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Source: History Today

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