When did ‘history’ start?


The definition of history as defined by Oxford is: noun (pl. histories) 1 the study of past events. 2 the past considered as a whole. 3 the past events connected with someone or something. 4 a continuous record of past events or trends. There is no specification that history is restricted to humans, or the […]

The thirteen colonies were colonies for what country?


There may have been other instances in history in which thirteen colonies were part of a country but I suspect you are referring to the thirteen colonies that made up British America. British America was a name used by the British to recognize the independence of the original thirteen United States of America in 1783. […]

What did the Romans of the 1st Century do to Christians?


The best way I can answer your question is to tell you a little bit about Nero.  Nero only ruled from 54 to 68, but those years were the worst for Christians in the 1st Century.  It was not until 313 that Constantine the Great declared Christianity fully legal and legit. Nero was considered and […]

What is the significance of the year 1787?


There are many things that happened in the year 1787.  Here is a list of the some of the  significant events. In Britain, Thomas Clarkson and Granville Sharp founded the ‘Society for Abolition of Slave Trade’. On January 11th William Herschel discovered two moons of Uranus, Titania, and Oberon. The Australian penal colony received its […]

Why were the Middle Ages important?

Why Were the middle ages important?

The Middle Ages is a term sued to refer to the time period between the 5th and 16th centuries.  Much happened during this time that was important to all European and Asian countries and cultures.  Wars and bloodshed were common and accepted.  The Crusades saw the loss of much life when Christianity and Islam clashed […]

Where is Hadrians Wall, who built it,and when?


Hadrian’s Wall was built somewhere around 122AD.  It was a wall to mark the northernmost boundary of Roman Britain.  It is named Hadrian’s Wall for its creator, although I doubt he did much actual work on the wall, Emperor Hadrian.  The wall was about 117 km long and has forts other strong points along it.  […]

How Long Have Humans Been on the Earth?


The oldest human fossil found (named Lucy and found in Ethiopia) has been back dated to between 3 and 3.6 million years ago.   Lucy was not a Homo Sapien, but we do know that she was a hominid, she walked upright.  Chances are our species are direct desendants of Lucy’s species. If you want to […]

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