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A complete list of the many countries involved in World War 1 including a map and different ways of presenting the information.
The Borgias - A History of the Borgias
An explanation of the Enlightenment
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.
This discussion of the causes of the Renaissance looks at seven key factors which helped thes era defining movement begin and develop.
The Major Alliances of World War One: who and how Europe divided in 1914.
BCE - Before Common Era - is a term used in modern dating systems. Find out what it means, and why it is used.
This timeline of the Renaissance contains key dates in cultural history alongside political developments and links to discussions.
This entry in our historical myths series examines two legends about the death of Catherine the Great: one involving horses and one toilets.
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.
Was Napoleon Bonaparte Short? - The Height and Possible Myth of the Short Napoleon Bonaparte
This page explains the key elements of the most famous renaissance, c. 1400 - 1600, and links to greater detail.
A listing of eighteen key thinkers of the Enlightenment from across Europe with biographical sketches for each.
A selection of documentaries about Europe and World War 2.
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.
World War 1 101 - An Introduction to World War 1
Historical Myths - The 300 of Thermopylae - Find out the true figure
This brief account of the French Revolution explains all the key events, links to a larger narrative history, and explains the consequences.
The literature about World War One is vast, but I feel these are the best books for a range of readers.
The Industrial Revolution - An Overview of The Industrial Revolution
This summary presents an outline of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, the religious schism which split western Christianity permanently.
Rulers of France - French kings emperors and presidents
A contents page for our narrative of Germany from 1919 to 1934.
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.
Why Britain attempted to Tax American Colonists
These were the Causes of the Russian Revolution
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.
An Introduction to Absolutism in European History.
The Other Riechs - An explanation of the three 'German' Reichs and how they relate.
Sharpe - The Sharpe Books in Chronological Order
Rulers of England - Kings and Queens: rulers of england kings of wessex saxon kingdoms tenth centuries archbishop of canterbury
World War 1 saw casualty figures in the millions, and this chart lists the totals mobilized, killed, wounded and a percentage calculation.
Did Stalin really die unaffected by the years of terror and death?
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,.
How long does a guillotined head remains alive?
Vlad the Impaler - Information on Vlad the Impaler - Dracula - Tepes
A look at the major consequences of World War One.
Marie Antoinette and Let them eat cake - The truth behind the phrase
Britain and the American Revolutionary War
This part of our World War 1 timeline looks at events relevant to the war pre-1914.
Did Vikings Wear Horned Helmets? - The Truth Behind Vikings Horned Helmets
The Seven Years War - The Seven Years War in Europe
Aftermath of the Hundred Years War - Aftermath of the Hundred Years War
Information on European monarchy.
Venice Italy - A History of Venice Italy
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.
Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine has a great claim on being the first computer. This explains who he was, and what it was.
What was the Black Death? Did it really kill a third of Europe's population?
This part of our World War 1 timeline covers the year the war began: 1914.
A guide to the causes of World War One, what each of the major belligerents wanted from it.
Countries in the European Union - List of Countries in the European Union
Rulers of Spain - Spanish kings emperors and presidents
When did World War 2 End - End of World War 2
Best Books on the French Revolution
Flat Earth - Did Medieval People Believe in a Flat Earth?
A History of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
History of the European Union- The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union between European countries.
Changes caused by the French Revolution on France
This selection of recommended films deal with the eastern front in World War 2.
The Consequences of the Norman Conquest - how England was changed by the events of 1066 and after.
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 American War of Independence and the critical role of France
On this page in our history and discussion of the guillotine we look at machines for decapitation which pre-date the French Revolution.
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.
A look at a major controversy of twentieth century history: did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise to power?
An explanation of Renaissance Humanism and why it was important.
Horatio Hornblower - In Which Order Should You Read the Horatio Hornblower Novels?
This list collects together the dates of all the key battles of World War One, and links where relevant to narratives.
The Anglo-German Naval Race has been cited as a key factor in the start of World War 1. Here we explain what happened.
Exploring the end dates of the French Revolution
A narrative history of the wars of the Former Yugoslavia, fought in the 1990s.
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.
The French-Indian War - Britain and France in the The French-Indian War in America
History of the French Revolution 1. Pre-Revolutionary France
Key Events in Spanish History
An explanation of why this group of Germans became known as the November Criminals.
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
A starting point for French history.
Estates General - Definition of Estates General
Countries Involved in World War 1 - Countries of World War 1 Listed by Continent
An examination of the Norman Conquest of 1066 which changed English history.
Elgin Marbles - History of the The Elgin Marbles
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.
The Mensheviks and Bolsheviks in Russian History
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Marshall Plan - Introduction to the Marshall Plan
The Belle Epoque in France. European History.
History of Spain - Information on the History of Spain
The Tudors - The Tudor Dynasty and Tudor England
Explanation about the Community Charge - Poll Tax
Origin of the word Protestant. European History.
A Discussion of the French Revolution and the Ancien Regime
French Revolution Timeline - A timeline of the French Revolution
Primary Sources - Definition of Primary Sources
Exposure by Wilfred Owen I Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us... Wearied
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.
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.
Rulers of the Ottoman Empire - Ottoman beys sultans and caliphs
Jack the Ripper - A Profile of Jack the Ripper
Key Leaders in European History
A short timeline of World War 1 covering all the key dates.
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World War Two in Europe - Overview of World War Two
How did Napoleon persuade France to allow him to become Emperor? This article explains why.
History of Italy - Italy Information on History
NATO - Information on NATO the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent nations, all but one former British colonies, with substantial economic ties and a shared 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.
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.
Brezhnev Doctrine - An Explanation of the Brezhnev Doctrine
Coal was vital to the Industrial Revolution, but miners faced many problems.
CE - A definition of Common Era. European History.
This article gives an overview of the effects the First World War on the world.
The life, career, personality and death of the Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco. A look at the Spanish Civil War
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Russian Revolution Timeline - Timeline of the Russian Revolution of 1905
French Revolution Timeline - 1789 - 1792
The Sinking of the Lusitania - how and why it happened.
An examination of why many of the German people supported Hitler.
The Long Telegram of George Kennan was a message sent from the US Embassy in Moscow to Washington concerning the Soviets. Learn more about the telegram.
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.
Hitler is often accused of being a socialist. This article explains why he wasn't.
Russian Revolution of 1917 - Introduction to the Russian Revolution of 1917
The best books on revolutionary and modern Russia
Top historical myths debunked
Why and how Czechoslovakia was peacefully dissolved into two states in the 'Velvet Divorce'.
A biography of King John of England, a man with a very poor reputation to this day.
A history of the Titanic and an account of the ship's sinking.
King of England from 1509 – 1547, he is best known for having six wives and breaking the English church away from Roman Catholicism.
The trenches remain one of the best known features of World War 1; this article examines them.
Margaret Thatcher - Biography of Margaret Thatcher
Key Events in Italian History
The Best Books On General European History
The wars which bear Napoleon Bonaparte’s name have captivated the world. Here is a selection of the best literature on this historical period.
A History of the French Revolution: Contents Page
A description of the Napoleonic Code / Code Napoleon and why it is so important. Learn more about this historical legal code enacted by Napoleon in 1804.
Notable Writers from European History
Rulers of Italy - Italian kings and presidents: victor emmanuel ii victor emmanuel iii rulers of italy slim majority statesmen
Was Elizabeth Báthory really a serial killer? Or has she been falsely maligned? This is her history.
Although increasingly described as 'not a revolution', the German Revolution of 1918-19 turned Germany from an imperial Kaiserreich into a democratic republic.
Rome Italy - History of Rome Italy
Iron Curtain - Definition of Iron Curtain
Containment - Definition of Containment
Elizabeth I of England - Biography of Elizabeth I
The Visigoths - A profile of the Visigoths
This list of the best PC Empire Building games with a European flavor.
Indulgence - Definition. European History.
Mental Cases by Wilfred Owen Who are these? Why sit they here in twilight? Wherefore rock they, purgatorial
This history of the Western Front covers the battle between Britain, France and their allies against Germany and their allies during World War One.
Rupert Brooke - a biography of Rupert Brooke