One Minute History
Short articles about historical topics.
Monday, October 24, 2011
What is the Symbol for the Russian Ruble?
Also of interest: The double-headed eagle on the ruble was adopted early on in the Rurik period from the Byzantine double-headed eagle to s...
Imperial Napkin Fold
This one's short but interesting. It deals with out friends the Hapsburgs again but on a much lighter topic. The way napkins are folde...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Battles of the World for 1000 Years
A short but very cool video simulating battles in the world over time. See if you recognize periods of war by the increase in frequency of b...
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Succession, Royal Inbreeding, and the Hapsburg Lip
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor Royal intermarriage , when royals marry other royals, has occurred as long as monarchies have existed. The...
The Madness of King George: A Misunderstood King
George III in his coronation robes. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, George William Frederick (June 4, 1738-January 29, 1820) beca...
One Minute to Midnight
October 22 is an important day in Cold War Era history. On October 15, 1962 pictures from US spy planes were given to President John F. Kenn...
Hi everyone! My name is Mike. I am a history buff and spend a lot of time reading articles online and in print about different historical fi...
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