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The Borgias - A History of the Borgias
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 complete list of the many countries involved in World War 1 including a map and different ways of presenting the information.
This entry in our historical myths series examines two legends about the death of Catherine the Great: one involving horses and one toilets.
The literature about World War One is vast, but I feel these are the best books for a range of readers.
A selection of documentaries about Europe and World War 2.
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.
Historical Myths - The 300 of Thermopylae - Find out the true figure
This discussion of the causes of the Renaissance looks at seven key factors which helped thes era defining movement begin and develop.
Was Napoleon Bonaparte Short? - The Height and Possible Myth of the Short Napoleon Bonaparte
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.
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.
An explanation of the Enlightenment
This page explains the key elements of the most famous renaissance, c. 1400 - 1600, and links to greater detail.
Sharpe - The Sharpe Books in Chronological Order
Rulers of France - French kings emperors and presidents
The Industrial Revolution - An Overview of The Industrial Revolution
World War 1 saw casualty figures in the millions, and this chart lists the totals mobilized, killed, wounded and a percentage calculation.
World War 1 101 - An Introduction to World War 1
These were the Causes of the Russian Revolution
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.
The Other Riechs - An explanation of the three 'German' Reichs and how they relate.
This timeline of the Renaissance contains key dates in cultural history alongside political developments and links to discussions.
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.
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.
Rulers of England - Kings and Queens: rulers of england kings of wessex saxon kingdoms tenth centuries archbishop of canterbury
This brief account of the French Revolution explains all the key events, links to a larger narrative history, and explains the consequences.
This selection of recommended films deal with the eastern front in World War 2.
A look at the major consequences of World War One.
When did World War 2 End - End of World War 2
An Introduction to Absolutism in European History.
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.
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.
Marie Antoinette and Let them eat cake - The truth behind the phrase
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.
Horatio Hornblower - In Which Order Should You Read the Horatio Hornblower Novels?
Vlad the Impaler - Information on Vlad the Impaler - Dracula - Tepes
Best Books on the French Revolution
Venice Italy - A History of Venice Italy
Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine has a great claim on being the first computer. This explains who he was, and what it was.
Did Vikings Wear Horned Helmets? - The Truth Behind Vikings Horned Helmets
Aftermath of the Hundred Years War - Aftermath of the Hundred Years War
Countries in the European Union - List of Countries in the European Union
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,.
A guide to the causes of World War One, what each of the major belligerents wanted from it.
What was the Black Death? Did it really kill a third of Europe's population?
This summary presents an outline of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, the religious schism which split western Christianity permanently.
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.
A look at a major controversy of twentieth century history: did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise to power?
Why Britain attempted to Tax American Colonists
A History of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
A contents page for our narrative of Germany from 1919 to 1934.
This part of our World War 1 timeline looks at events relevant to the war pre-1914.
History of the European Union- The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union between European countries.
The Belle Epoque in France. European History.
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.
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A narrative history of the wars of the Former Yugoslavia, fought in the 1990s.
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent nations, all but one former British colonies, with substantial economic ties and a shared history.
This list of the best PC Empire Building games with a European flavor.
Information on European monarchy.
Mental Cases by Wilfred Owen Who are these? Why sit they here in twilight? Wherefore rock they, purgatorial
Key Leaders in European History
Britain and the American Revolutionary War
Coal was vital to the Industrial Revolution, but miners faced many problems.
Countries Involved in World War 1 - Countries of World War 1 Listed by Continent
Flat Earth - Did Medieval People Believe in a Flat Earth?
The Best Books On General 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.
Rulers of Spain - Spanish kings emperors and presidents
A starting point for French history.
This article gives an overview of the effects the First World War on the world.
The Consequences of the Norman Conquest - how England was changed by the events of 1066 and after.
The Seven Years War - The Seven Years War in Europe
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
Exploring the end dates of the French Revolution
This list collects together the dates of all the key battles of World War One, and links where relevant to narratives.
An examination of the Norman Conquest of 1066 which changed English history.
Hitler is often accused of being a socialist. This article explains why he wasn't.
The best books on revolutionary and modern Russia
Top historical myths debunked
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.
A short timeline of World War 1 covering all the key dates.
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.
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.
Notable Writers from European History
Explanation about the Community Charge - Poll Tax
Russian Revolution of 1917 - Introduction to the Russian Revolution of 1917
CE - A definition of Common Era. European History.
History of Italy - Italy Information on History
An explanation of Renaissance Humanism and why it was important.
Primary Sources - Definition of Primary Sources
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Margaret Thatcher - Biography of Margaret Thatcher
Iron Curtain - Definition of Iron Curtain
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 wars which bear Napoleon Bonaparte’s name have captivated the world. Here is a selection of the best literature on this historical period.
The Tudors - The Tudor Dynasty and Tudor England
Estates General - Definition of Estates General
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.
Exposure by Wilfred Owen I Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us... Wearied
Brezhnev Doctrine - An Explanation of the Brezhnev Doctrine
A History of the French Revolution: Contents Page
History of the French Revolution 1. Pre-Revolutionary France
The Old Vicarage, Grantchester by Rupert Brooke Just now the lilac is in bloom, All before my little
Marshall Plan - Introduction to the Marshall Plan
Elizabeth I of England - Biography of Elizabeth I
The French-Indian War - Britain and France in the The French-Indian War in America
The American War of Independence and the critical role of France
Disabled by Wilfred Owen He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit
Recommended PC games split into different genres - war, empire building, first person shooter, building sims, and other.
The Nazis were outproduced by their enemies during World War 2, but how did the Nazis handle their economy?
This history of the Western Front covers the battle between Britain, France and their allies against Germany and their allies during World War One.
The Best Books on Balkan History
An examination of why many of the German people supported Hitler.
The History of the British ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster, which was never used in World War 2.
The life, career, personality and death of the Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco. A look at the Spanish Civil War
The Mensheviks and Bolsheviks in Russian History
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Did Mussolini get the Trains Running on Time - Debunking Mussolini and the Trains
Rulers of the Ottoman Empire - Ottoman beys sultans and caliphs
French Revolution Timeline - A timeline of the French Revolution
Who Really Won World War 2 in Europe?
The best books on the Spanish Civil War
The Anglo-German Naval Race has been cited as a key factor in the start of World War 1. Here we explain what happened.
Rome Italy - History of Rome Italy
History of Spain - Information on the History of Spain
The trenches remain one of the best known features of World War 1; this article examines them.
The life of the diplomat, statesman and above all great survivor of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
Benito Mussolini - Biography of Benito Mussolini
Was Elizabeth Báthory really a serial killer? Or has she been falsely maligned? This is her history.
King of England from 1509 – 1547, he is best known for having six wives and breaking the English church away from Roman Catholicism.
The American Revolutionary War and Britain, France, and Germany
Key Twentieth Century European Dictators
NATO - Information on NATO the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
A ready reference for the dates of Hitler's Rise to Power.
Key Events in Spanish History
Part 1 of our Narrative History of WW2's Western Front
This part of the World War 1 Timeline covers 1915.
Adolf Eichmann - Biography of Adolf Eichmann
Rulers of Italy - Italian kings and presidents: victor emmanuel ii victor emmanuel iii rulers of italy slim majority statesmen
Advice on Writing History Papers
French Revolution Timeline - 1789 - 1792
Leading Statesmen of France - French Prime Ministers
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