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The Borgias - A History of the Borgias
Historical Myths - The 300 of Thermopylae - Find out the true figure
This biography of Napoleon Bonaparte condenses his life down to the essentials in three short pages, and links to extra material on his wars and government.
A selection of documentaries about Europe and World War 2.
A complete list of the many countries involved in World War 1 including a map and different ways of presenting the information.
The literature about World War One is vast, but I feel these are the best books for a range of readers.
This quick introduction to German dictator Adolf Hitler traces his life through his rise to power to starting World War 2, through his ultimate defeat to his death.
This entry in our historical myths series examines two legends about the death of Catherine the Great: one involving horses and one toilets.
Was Napoleon Bonaparte Short? - The Height and Possible Myth of the Short Napoleon Bonaparte
How long does a guillotined head remains alive?
BCE - Before Common Era - is a term used in modern dating systems. Find out what it means, and why it is used.
Sharpe - The Sharpe Books in Chronological Order
Did Stalin really die unaffected by the years of terror and death?
The Major Alliances of World War One: who and how Europe divided in 1914.
World War 1 saw casualty figures in the millions, and this chart lists the totals mobilized, killed, wounded and a percentage calculation.
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent nations, all but one former British colonies, with substantial economic ties and a shared history.
World War 1 101 - An Introduction to World War 1
Rulers of France - French kings emperors and presidents
This discussion of the causes of the Renaissance looks at seven key factors which helped thes era defining movement begin and develop.
This is an alphabetical listing of every country who declared war, had war declared for them, or found themselves invaded or involved in World War 1.
This brief account of the French Revolution explains all the key events, links to a larger narrative history, and explains the consequences.
The Treaty of Versailles ended World War One and has been accused of starting World War Two. This article outlines the motivations behind the treaty, the key points, and the results.
The Other Riechs - An explanation of the three 'German' Reichs and how they relate.
Vlad the Impaler - Information on Vlad the Impaler - Dracula - Tepes
Horatio Hornblower - In Which Order Should You Read the Horatio Hornblower Novels?
This page explains the key elements of the most famous renaissance, c. 1400 - 1600, and links to greater detail.
An explanation of the Enlightenment
Rulers of England - Kings and Queens: rulers of england kings of wessex saxon kingdoms tenth centuries archbishop of canterbury
This selection of recommended films deal with the eastern front in World War 2.
AD - Anno Domini - is part of a dating system used in much of the world. This article explains what the Latin stands for, and a problem with it.
Best Books on the French Revolution
There are a lot of games for the PC which have drawn on Europe's rich history, and many of them use the waging of war as the source of interaction. This is a list of the best.
These were the Causes of the Russian Revolution
Raised horse legs and crossed legs: do the legs on statues reveal if someone died in battle or went on crusade? Find out the truth behind this urban legend.
The Industrial Revolution - An Overview of The Industrial Revolution
Venice Italy - A History of Venice Italy
When did World War 2 End - End of World War 2
A look at the major consequences of World War One.
Did Vikings Wear Horned Helmets? - The Truth Behind Vikings Horned Helmets
Marie Antoinette and Let them eat cake - The truth behind the phrase
On this page in our history and discussion of the guillotine we look at machines for decapitation which pre-date the French Revolution.
This part of our World War 1 timeline covers the year the war began: 1914.
Countries in the European Union - List of Countries in the European Union
A contents page for our narrative of Germany from 1919 to 1934.
This timeline of the Renaissance contains key dates in cultural history alongside political developments and links to discussions.
A look at a major controversy of twentieth century history: did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise to power?
A narrative history of the wars of the Former Yugoslavia, fought in the 1990s.
World War One affected women's employment opportunities greatly, but only in the short term. In page one we examine what these wartime changes were,.
This profile of the Cold War explains how it began after World War 2, why it was 'Cold', what happened in Europe and how it ended peacefully.
Changes caused by the French Revolution on France
A listing of eighteen key thinkers of the Enlightenment from across Europe with biographical sketches for each.
Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine has a great claim on being the first computer. This explains who he was, and what it was.
Top historical myths debunked
Mental Cases by Wilfred Owen Who are these? Why sit they here in twilight? Wherefore rock they, purgatorial
This summary presents an outline of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, the religious schism which split western Christianity permanently.
History of the European Union- The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union between European countries.
This part of our World War 1 timeline looks at events relevant to the war pre-1914.
An Introduction to Absolutism in European History.
This list of the best PC Empire Building games with a European flavor.
What was the Black Death? Did it really kill a third of Europe's population?
This article gives an overview of the effects the First World War on the world.
NATO - Information on NATO the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Exploring the end dates of the French Revolution
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Flat Earth - Did Medieval People Believe in a Flat Earth?
The Belle Epoque in France. European History.
Mozart is often said to have been buried in a pauper's grave but, while we don't know where his remains are, we know what happened and the truth is different.
A guide to the causes of World War One, what each of the major belligerents wanted from it.
A History of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
Elgin Marbles - History of the The Elgin Marbles
Aftermath of the Hundred Years War - Aftermath of the Hundred Years War
The best books on revolutionary and modern Russia
History of the French Revolution 1. Pre-Revolutionary France
French Revolution Timeline - A timeline of the French Revolution
A History of the French Revolution: Contents Page
Britain and the American Revolutionary War
Philip Rohr's classic 1679 book De Masticatione Mortuorum?
An examination of why many of the German people supported Hitler.
Changing voting opportunity was just one way women were affected by World War One; this article looks at their multi-faceted experiences during the conflict.
The life, career, personality and death of the Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco. A look at the Spanish Civil War
A starting point for French history.
Recommended PC games split into different genres - war, empire building, first person shooter, building sims, and other.
Origin of the word Protestant. European History.
A short timeline of World War 1 covering all the key dates.
Rulers of Spain - Spanish kings emperors and presidents
Countries Involved in World War 1 - Countries of World War 1 Listed by Continent
The wars which bear Napoleon Bonaparte’s name have captivated the world. Here is a selection of the best literature on this historical period.
The Old Vicarage, Grantchester by Rupert Brooke Just now the lilac is in bloom, All before my little
The American War of Independence and the critical role of France
History of Italy - Italy Information on History
CE - A definition of Common Era. European History.
This section of our History of the French Revolution discusses the most infamous era: when the leaders of France decided to rule through Terror, killing people en masse.
The Best Books On General European History
Why Britain attempted to Tax American Colonists
Who Really Won World War 2 in Europe?
The Mensheviks and Bolsheviks in Russian History
Key Leaders in European History
Margaret Thatcher - Biography of Margaret Thatcher
Notable Writers from European History
Marshall Plan - Introduction to the Marshall Plan
Information on European monarchy.
The Consequences of the Norman Conquest - how England was changed by the events of 1066 and after.
Rupert Brooke - a biography of Rupert Brooke
History of Spain - Information on the History of Spain
A history of one of France's most famous structures, and a world breakthrough in construction.
Exposure by Wilfred Owen I Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us... Wearied
An explanation of why Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election in Britain.
This list collects together the dates of all the key battles of World War One, and links where relevant to narratives.
The Best Books on Balkan History
World War 1 lasted just over four years, and included many belligerent nations. Consequently, there are a lot of famous names involved in this listing
Adolf Eichmann - Biography of Adolf Eichmann
This part of the World War 1 Timeline covers 1915.
Rulers of the Ottoman Empire - Ottoman beys sultans and caliphs
Disabled by Wilfred Owen He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit
The Seven Years War - The Seven Years War in Europe
The trenches remain one of the best known features of World War 1; this article examines them.
Russian Revolution of 1917 - Introduction to the Russian Revolution of 1917
Brezhnev Doctrine - An Explanation of the Brezhnev Doctrine
Did Mussolini get the Trains Running on Time - Debunking Mussolini and the Trains
In this part of our history of the French Revolution we look at the events of the 1780s which destabilized France and led to the revolution starting.
In page 3 of our History of the French Revolution we explain how the Estates General met in 1789, and how the revolution truly began with calls for a National Assembly.
The best books on the Spanish Civil War
This profile explains what the Zimmermann Telegram was, why it was sent and why the threat to the US was considered necessary, how it was revealed to the US public, and how their anger led to entry into World War 1. There is also the full translated text of the Telegram.
The Tudors - The Tudor Dynasty and Tudor England
An examination of the Norman Conquest of 1066 which changed English history.
World War Two in Europe - Overview of World War Two
Rome Italy - History of Rome Italy
France has a long and rich history, but we've broken it down into twenty six key events which span from c.800 BCE to the twentieth century.
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Benito Mussolini - Biography of Benito Mussolini
Russian Revolution Timeline - Timeline of the Russian Revolution of 1905
How did Napoleon persuade France to allow him to become Emperor? This article explains why.
Containment - Definition of Containment
Explanation about the Community Charge - Poll Tax
An explanation of Renaissance Humanism and why it was important.
Who were the Doughboys? What did they do and how did they get their name?
Rulers of Italy - Italian kings and presidents: victor emmanuel ii victor emmanuel iii rulers of italy slim majority statesmen
This page in our timeline of key events in World War One Timeline covers 1917.
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A history of the Titanic and an account of the ship's sinking.
A ready reference for the dates of Hitler's Rise to Power.
Key Twentieth Century European Dictators
This examination of the origins of the Cold War in Europe starts in 1917 and proceeds through the pressures of World War 2 and the aftermath, explaining how much of the world could be facing mutually assured destruction.
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Germany and the United States of America were on a collision course during World War One which the Sussex Pledge temporarily halted. This article explains what happened, and who broke the Pledge to bring the US into the conflict.
King of England from 1509 – 1547, he is best known for having six wives and breaking the English church away from Roman Catholicism.
The Anglo-German Naval Race has been cited as a key factor in the start of World War 1. Here we explain what happened.
Hitler is often accused of being a socialist. This article explains why he wasn't.
The European Overseas Empires - An Introduction
This history of the Western Front covers the battle between Britain, France and their allies against Germany and their allies during World War One.