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Why portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte are considered pure propaganda

The period of Napoleon’s reign in France was marked by the almost industrial production of his portraits. Most of these…

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Pantheon Rome and other roman architectures outside Rome that can be seen today

The ancient Romans built gigantic temples with towering towers all across the Roman Empire, which stretched from east to west.

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Craziest fight in the history or combat on hot air balloons

It’s possible that these two honorable young men got the idea for the oddest hot air balloon battle in the…

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How the weather has changed world history

Whether it's forced migration or the outcome of a war, weather has had a role in significant events throughout human…

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How a woman pretended to be a male nerd to take a 10-year trip around the world

Jeanne Baret was a French botanist and is believed to be the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, sailing across…

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Rise and fall of Marie de’ Medici – from Queen of France to beggar

Mary and Henry’s marriage was one of the royal families’ most miserable unions. As she saw her husband strive to…

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How divorce is celebrated in different countries

No reason for tears: how divorce is celebrated in different countries.

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How did the hundred years’ war end and why did war in Europe last over 300 years

What has a beginning will inevitably come to an end. As tragic as they may seem, wars have a crucial…

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Is Robin Hood a true story? How monk became a pirate and inspired legend of Robin Hood

The enigmatic Black Monk is mentioned in one of these medieval stories. Black Monk is a nobleman who lives on…

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What was the Paris commune? one of the largest socialist uprisings

Following the failure of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, France was confronted with one of the most massive revolutions in…

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5 stories of how the small and the poor defeated the big and the rich

War is the most reliable companion along the entire path of humankind. It never stops: even after such grandiose events…

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7 most destructive volcanic eruptions in human history

Mount Tambora erupted in 1815 on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Historians believe it was the deadliest known direct impact…

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