Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:23:12 +0000
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis discussion of the causes of the Renaissance looks at seven key factors which helped thes era defining movement begin and develop.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn explanation of Renaissance Humanism and why it was important.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZHow Europe divided in 1914 at the start of World War One, and why these alliances had been formed.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThese were the long term causes of the Russian Revolution, the factors which eroded the Tsarist government in the run up to 1917.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWorld War 1 was arguably the key event of the twentieth century, setting in motion revolutions and wars which would created the contemporary world.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWhat caused the Industrial Revolution, what was Britain like before it, and is there a set of pre-conditions?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZBritain's population changed rapidly in the industrial revolution, in terms of size and location (as cities expanded greatly).
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn introduction to Absolutism in European History, including whether it ever really existed...
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA look at a major controversy of twentieth century history: did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise to power?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZHitler is often accused of being a socialist, usually for modern political reasons rather than history. This article explains why he wasn't.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis entry in our historical myths series examines two legends about the death of Catherine the Great: one involving horses and one toilets.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn examination of why many of the German people supported Hitler.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis timeline of the Renaissance contains key dates in cultural history alongside political developments and links to discussions.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA complete list of the many countries involved in World War 1 including a map and different ways of presenting the information.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis 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.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe 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?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Industrial Revolution completely changed the world. This page introduces the concepts and links to in depth explanations.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA look at the American Revolutionary War and the decisive role France played in ending the conflict in the colonists favor.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Hundred Years War didn't appear to have definitely ended in 1453, and had many effects on Britain and France.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis brief account of the French Revolution explains all the key events, links to a larger narrative history, and explains the consequences.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA discussion of the changes caused by the French Revolution on France and Europe. You could argue the birth of the modern world...
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn explanation of the three 'German' Reichs and how they relate, from Charlemagne to Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZHow coal became the fuel of the Industrial Revolution.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Borgias have kept people's interests ever since their Renaissance rule, thanks to a combination of violence, skullduggery and rumor.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZRussia's Populists were nineteenth century socialists who believed rural villages must be saved from industrialization.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZBritain didn't fare as badly by losing the American Revolutionary War as you might think...
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA History of the European Union - The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union between European countries.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZDid Cotton drive the Industrial Revolution, or are things more complicated?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis 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.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA look at the confusing mixture of ideas which we believe drove Hitler.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZInformation on European monarchy.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZHow did Napoleon persuade France to allow him to become Emperor? This article explains why.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA ready reference for the dates of Hitler's Rise to Power.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis 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.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA look at the major consequences of World War One, from redrawing the map to creating myths that would contribute to a second great war.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZBreaking their 'Sussex Pledge' meant Germany induced the USA to enter World War One. But what was the pledge about?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZPreacher and friar Girolamo Savonarola came to practically rule Florence before a fall from power and execution. This is a biography.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZCanals were at their height during the Industrial Revolution when, for a short time, they allowed the vast changes to take place.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA selection of the best documentaries about Europe and World War 2.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Treaty of Versailles ended World War One and has been accused of starting World War Two.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA Discussion of the French Revolution and the Ancien Regime
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWhat was France like before the French Revolution? This article explains the country and the context.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn Explanation of the Brezhnev Doctrine, a Soviet policy to control their Eastern European empire.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZNot all the great artworks and developments of the renaissance occurred in or around Italy; this article discusses the 'Northern Renaissance'.
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2017-02-19T11:23:12ZHow this key resource contributed to the industrial revolution.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZRailways burst into life during the Industrial Revolution. This is how.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis is our selection of the best books on the French Revolution, for both students and interested readers.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe consequences of the Norman Conquest: how England was changed by the events of 1066 and after.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA description of the Napoleonic Code / Code Napoleon and why it is so important and influenced so much of the world.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis page explains the key elements of the most famous renaissance, c. 1400 - 1600, and links to greater detail.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZFrance has a long and rich history and this page offers a starting point.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis multi part history of the French Revolution takes you from the early financial crisis to the take over by Napoleon.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn examination of the Norman Conquest of 1066 which changed English history to a huge and permanent degree.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZHow did the development of banking and finance help the industrial revolution?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe 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.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWhat was Russia's Duma, and how did it fail everyone, the people and Tsar combined?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe 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.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis profile explains what the Zimmermann Telegram was, why it was sent and why the threat to the US was considered necessary.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZIn order to create his perfect society, Hitler introduced a set of pseudo-military groups for children: the Hitler Youth.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWas Napoleon Bonaparte Short? - The Height and Possible Myth of the Short Napoleon Bonaparte
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZIn page 3 of our History of the French Revolution we explain how the Estates General met in 1789, and how the revolution began.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Industrial Revolution didn't just cause changes in iron or steam, it changed the way we live. This article looks at Public Health.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA contents page for our narrative of Germany from 1919 to 1934.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis article explores the end dates of the French Revolution, and why there are several possibilities that no one agrees on.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis summary presents an outline of the Protestant Reformation of the 16 century, the religious schism which split western Christianity.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWhat was the Donation of Constantine, how was the fraud discovered, and why did it last so long?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe aftermath of the Seven Years War led Britain to try and tax American colonists, not out of greed, but for these reasons.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA narrative of the French Revolutionary Wars, which became the war of the First Coalition.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZUnrestricted submarine warfare: one of the greatest strategic mistakes of the 20th century and a key reason Germany lost World War One.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Belle Époque was the 'Beautiful Age', the moment when the industry revolution produced modern consumerism and a change in culture the wealthy could enjoy.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis page summarizes the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and links to detailed narratives.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThanks 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.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWorld War 1 lasted just over four years, and included many belligerent nations. Consequently, there are a lot of famous names involved in this listing
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZYou might have heard the phrase 'Mussolini got the trains running on time'. The reality is more complicated.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA listing of eighteen key thinkers of the Enlightenment from across Europe with biographical sketches for each.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZVlad the Impaler - Information on Vlad the Impaler - Dracula - Tepes
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe French-Indian War - Britain and France in the The French-Indian War in America
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZCoal was vital to the Industrial Revolution, but miners faced many problems.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZVolksgemeinschaft was an ideal in Nazi ideology, and this article explains what it wanted and why it had such a negative impact on Europe.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZYou'd think the end of World War Two would be simple. In fact there are two end dates in Europe.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe literature about World War One is vast, but I feel these are the best books for a range of readers.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Diplomatic Revolution - The Seven Years War and the Diplomatic Revolution
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWhat was the Black Death? Did it really kill a third of Europe's population? What makes it the worst event in European history?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZDid Stalin die unaffected by the years of terror and death he had inflicted on Russia? No, he might have suffered consequences after all...
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis part of our timeline of the Russian Revolutions discusses the first one, in 1905, which was crushed by the authorities.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWas steam a key part of the Industrial Revolution, or was it only later that it changed the world?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThis part of our World War 1 timeline covers the year the war began, 1914, when Europe finally realised warfare had entered a new era.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Kadets in Russian history. European History.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn examination of how Napoleon was able to rule and control France through so much war.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWoodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points - an explanation and the full text.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZWorkhouses and Reform: The UK Poor Laws of the Industrial Revolution.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZThe Harrying of the North was William I's attempt to subdue northern England, but how brutal was it?
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZFrench Revolution Timeline - Pre 1789
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZA History of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZIndulgences were important in the start of the Reformation; this explains what they were, and why they caused such great upset to Martin Luther.
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZHistory of Spain - Information on the History of Spain
2017-02-19T11:23:12ZAn look at how the Nazis treated women during their years in power.