Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:23:37 +0000
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis discussion of the causes of the Renaissance looks at seven key factors which helped thes era defining movement begin and develop.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZAn explanation of Renaissance Humanism and why it was important.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow Europe divided in 1914 at the start of World War One, and why these alliances had been formed.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWorld War 1 was arguably the key event of the twentieth century, setting in motion revolutions and wars which would created the contemporary world.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHitler is often accused of being a socialist, usually for modern political reasons rather than history. This article explains why he wasn't.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZAn introduction to Absolutism in European History, including whether it ever really existed...
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWhat caused the Industrial Revolution, what was Britain like before it, and is there a set of pre-conditions?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis entry in our historical myths series examines two legends about the death of Catherine the Great: one involving horses and one toilets.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA complete list of the many countries involved in World War 1 including a map and different ways of presenting the information.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZBritain's population changed rapidly in the industrial revolution, in terms of size and location (as cities expanded greatly).
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThese were the long term causes of the Russian Revolution, the factors which eroded the Tsarist government in the run up to 1917.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZAn examination of why many of the German people supported Hitler.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis brief account of the French Revolution explains all the key events, links to a larger narrative history, and explains the consequences.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis timeline of the Renaissance contains key dates in cultural history alongside political developments and links to discussions.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA discussion of the changes caused by the French Revolution on France and Europe. You could argue the birth of the modern world...
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA look at a major controversy of twentieth century history: did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise to power?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe Industrial Revolution completely changed the world. This page introduces the concepts and links to in depth explanations.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis quick introduction to German dictator Adolf Hitler traces his life from obscure artist, paramilitary leader, rise to power and starting World War 2, through to his ultimate defeat and suicide.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis biography of Napoleon Bonaparte condenses his life down to the essentials in two short pages, and links to extra material on his wars and government.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZBritain didn't fare as badly by losing the American Revolutionary War as you might think...
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe American War of Independence and the critical role of France
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow did Napoleon persuade France to allow him to become Emperor? This article explains why.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow coal became the fuel of the Industrial Revolution.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZInformation on European monarchy.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe most famous attempt by Germans to kill Hitler was Operation Valkyrie, a plan that went terribly wrong.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZVlad the Impaler - Information on Vlad the Impaler - Dracula - Tepes
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe November Criminals were nothing of the sort, just the Germans who negotiated their nation's surrender in World War One. So why did they get that name?
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2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA look at the confusing mixture of ideas which we believe drove Hitler.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA description of the Napoleonic Code / Code Napoleon and why it is so important and influenced so much of the world.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe Hundred Years War didn't appear to have definitely ended in 1453, and had many effects on Britain and France.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA ready reference for the dates of Hitler's Rise to Power.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZDid Cotton drive the Industrial Revolution, or are things more complicated?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe Enlightenment was the era of history which really produced the modern, secular age, and which set the scene for the good and bad to come.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZBreaking their 'Sussex Pledge' meant Germany induced the USA to enter World War One. But what was the pledge about?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZCanals were at their height during the Industrial Revolution. This is how.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA History of the European Union - The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union between European countries.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe Treaty of Versailles ended World War One and has been accused of starting World War Two.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZRailways burst into life during the Industrial Revolution. This is how.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZPreacher and friar Girolamo Savonarola came to practically rule Florence before a fall from power and execution. This is a biography.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZRussia's Populists were nineteenth century socialists who believed rural villages must be saved from industrialization.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis article explores the end dates of the French Revolution, and why there are several possibilities that no one agrees on.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe rulers of France number some of the most famous monarchs (like Louis XIV,) emperors (like Napoleon) and presidents, like de Gaulle, in world history. This is a listing with links to biographies.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis 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.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe aftermath of the Seven Years War led Britain to try and tax American colonists, not out of greed, but for these reasons.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA Discussion of the French Revolution and the Ancien Regime
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA selection of the best documentaries about Europe and World War 2.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA History of the French Revolution: Contents Page
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZAn examination of the Norman Conquest of 1066 which changed English history.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZFrance has a long and rich history and this page offers a starting point.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWhat was France like before the French Revolution? This article explains the country and the context.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow this key resource contributed to the industrial revolution.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe Borgias - A History of the Borgias
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis summary presents an outline of the Protestant Reformation of the 16 century, the religious schism which split western Christianity.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA summary of the main reforms the Enlightenment led to being thought up and carried out.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWas Napoleon Bonaparte Short? - The Height and Possible Myth of the Short Napoleon Bonaparte
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis page explains the key elements of the most famous renaissance, c. 1400 - 1600, and links to greater detail.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZAn explanation of the three 'German' Reichs and how they relate, from Charlemagne to Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis page summarizes the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and links to detailed narratives.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWoodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points - an explanation and the full text.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis is our selection of the best books on the French Revolution, for both students and interested readers.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZNot all the great artworks and developments of the renaissance occurred in or around Italy; this article discusses the 'Northern Renaissance'.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZEdward III managed to seize power and wield it in new ways, but it is the Hundred Years War he is most remembered for.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe consequences of the Norman Conquest: how England was changed by the events of 1066 and after.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA History of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA look at the major consequences of World War One, from redrawing the map to creating myths that would contribute to a second great war.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe Belle Époque was the 'Beautiful Age', the moment when the industry revolution produced modern consumerism and a change in culture the wealthy could enjoy.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZAn examination of the confusing way Nazi Germany was governed.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWhat was Russia's Duma, and how did it fail everyone, the people and Tsar combined?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe French-Indian War - Britain and France in the The French-Indian War in America
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA narrative of the French Revolutionary Wars, which became the war of the First Coalition.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZUnrestricted submarine warfare: one of the greatest strategic mistakes of the 20th century and a key reason Germany lost World War One.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis part of our World War 1 timeline covers the year the war began, 1914, when Europe finally realised warfare had entered a new era.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow did roads, canals and rail develop in the Industrial Revolution?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZIn page 3 of our History of the French Revolution we explain how the Estates General met in 1789, and how the revolution began.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZIndulgences were important in the start of the Reformation; this explains what they were.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis 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.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWhat was the Donation of Constantine, how was the fraud discovered, and why did it last so long?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThis part of our timeline of the Russian Revolutions discusses the first one, in 1905, which was crushed by the authorities.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZYou'd think the end of World War Two would be simple. In fact there are two end dates in Europe.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZKey Events in Spanish History
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow Hitler went from being appointed Chancellor to ruling a one party dictatorship.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZNATO - Information on NATO the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow did the development of banking and finance help the industrial revolution?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZHow did Public Health develop during the Industrial Revolution?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThanks to a film (and a comic book), many people know the story of 300 and the Spartans. But there's a problem, and that's own to pro-Spartan PR.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZWas steam a key part of the Industrial Revolution, or was it only later that it changed the world?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe Harrying of the North was William I's attempt to subdue northern England, but how brutal was it?
2016-10-23T11:23:37Zmadame de sevigne josephine de beauharnais madame de maintenon artemisia gentileschi ada lovelace: 31 Women from European History 1500 to 1945 women womans ladies lady females womens history month
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThere are two orders in which you can read the Horatio Hornblower novels, and this lists them for your easy reference.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZDid Stalin die unaffected by the years of terror and death he had inflicted on Russia? No, he might have suffered consequences after all...
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZAn examination of how Napoleon was able to rule and control France through so much war.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZNotable Writers from European History
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZRussian Revolution of 1917 - Introduction to the Russian Revolution of 1917
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZFrance 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.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZFrance evolved gradually out of a much older empire.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZA listing of eighteen key thinkers of the Enlightenment from across Europe with biographical sketches for each.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZDid the Continental System, Napoleon's attempt to cripple Britain economically, work?
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZThe literature about World War One is vast, but I feel these are the best books for a range of readers.
2016-10-23T11:23:37ZBernard Cornwell's Sharpe books come recommended, but there's a lot of them and they can be read in the order of historical events. This is that order.