Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:20:47 +0000
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis discussion of the causes of the Renaissance looks at seven key factors which helped thes era defining movement begin and develop.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn explanation of Renaissance Humanism and why it was important.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZHow Europe divided in 1914 at the start of World War One, and why these alliances had been formed.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThese were the long term causes of the Russian Revolution, the factors which eroded the Tsarist government in the run up to 1917.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWorld War 1 was arguably the key event of the twentieth century, setting in motion revolutions and wars which would created the contemporary world.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWhat caused the Industrial Revolution, what was Britain like before it, and is there a set of pre-conditions?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZBritain's population changed rapidly in the industrial revolution, in terms of size and location (as cities expanded greatly).
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn introduction to Absolutism in European History, including whether it ever really existed...
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA look at a major controversy of twentieth century history: did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise to power?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZHitler is often accused of being a socialist, usually for modern political reasons rather than history. This article explains why he wasn't.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis entry in our historical myths series examines two legends about the death of Catherine the Great: one involving horses and one toilets.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn examination of why many of the German people supported Hitler.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis timeline of the Renaissance contains key dates in cultural history alongside political developments and links to discussions.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA complete list of the many countries involved in World War 1 including a map and different ways of presenting the information.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis 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.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe 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?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Industrial Revolution completely changed the world. This page introduces the concepts and links to in depth explanations.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA look at the American Revolutionary War and the decisive role France played in ending the conflict in the colonists favor.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Hundred Years War didn't appear to have definitely ended in 1453, and had many effects on Britain and France.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis brief account of the French Revolution explains all the key events, links to a larger narrative history, and explains the consequences.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA discussion of the changes caused by the French Revolution on France and Europe. You could argue the birth of the modern world...
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn explanation of the three 'German' Reichs and how they relate, from Charlemagne to Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZHow coal became the fuel of the Industrial Revolution.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Borgias have kept people's interests ever since their Renaissance rule, thanks to a combination of violence, skullduggery and rumor.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZRussia's Populists were nineteenth century socialists who believed rural villages must be saved from industrialization.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZBritain didn't fare as badly by losing the American Revolutionary War as you might think...
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA History of the European Union - The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union between European countries.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZDid Cotton drive the Industrial Revolution, or are things more complicated?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis 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.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA look at the confusing mixture of ideas which we believe drove Hitler.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZInformation on European monarchy.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZHow did Napoleon persuade France to allow him to become Emperor? This article explains why.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA ready reference for the dates of Hitler's Rise to Power.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis 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.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA look at the major consequences of World War One, from redrawing the map to creating myths that would contribute to a second great war.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZBreaking their 'Sussex Pledge' meant Germany induced the USA to enter World War One. But what was the pledge about?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZPreacher and friar Girolamo Savonarola came to practically rule Florence before a fall from power and execution. This is a biography.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZCanals were at their height during the Industrial Revolution when, for a short time, they allowed the vast changes to take place.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA selection of the best documentaries about Europe and World War 2.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Treaty of Versailles ended World War One and has been accused of starting World War Two.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA Discussion of the French Revolution and the Ancien Regime
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWhat was France like before the French Revolution? This article explains the country and the context.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn Explanation of the Brezhnev Doctrine, a Soviet policy to control their Eastern European empire.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZNot all the great artworks and developments of the renaissance occurred in or around Italy; this article discusses the 'Northern Renaissance'.
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2017-01-21T11:20:47ZHow this key resource contributed to the industrial revolution.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZRailways burst into life during the Industrial Revolution. This is how.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis is our selection of the best books on the French Revolution, for both students and interested readers.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe consequences of the Norman Conquest: how England was changed by the events of 1066 and after.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA description of the Napoleonic Code / Code Napoleon and why it is so important and influenced so much of the world.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis page explains the key elements of the most famous renaissance, c. 1400 - 1600, and links to greater detail.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZFrance has a long and rich history and this page offers a starting point.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis multi part history of the French Revolution takes you from the early financial crisis to the take over by Napoleon.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn examination of the Norman Conquest of 1066 which changed English history to a huge and permanent degree.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZHow did the development of banking and finance help the industrial revolution?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe 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.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWhat was Russia's Duma, and how did it fail everyone, the people and Tsar combined?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe 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.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis profile explains what the Zimmermann Telegram was, why it was sent and why the threat to the US was considered necessary.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZIn order to create his perfect society, Hitler introduced a set of pseudo-military groups for children: the Hitler Youth.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWas Napoleon Bonaparte Short? - The Height and Possible Myth of the Short Napoleon Bonaparte
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZIn page 3 of our History of the French Revolution we explain how the Estates General met in 1789, and how the revolution began.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Industrial Revolution didn't just cause changes in iron or steam, it changed the way we live. This article looks at Public Health.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA contents page for our narrative of Germany from 1919 to 1934.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis article explores the end dates of the French Revolution, and why there are several possibilities that no one agrees on.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis summary presents an outline of the Protestant Reformation of the 16 century, the religious schism which split western Christianity.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWhat was the Donation of Constantine, how was the fraud discovered, and why did it last so long?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe aftermath of the Seven Years War led Britain to try and tax American colonists, not out of greed, but for these reasons.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA narrative of the French Revolutionary Wars, which became the war of the First Coalition.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZUnrestricted submarine warfare: one of the greatest strategic mistakes of the 20th century and a key reason Germany lost World War One.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Belle Époque was the 'Beautiful Age', the moment when the industry revolution produced modern consumerism and a change in culture the wealthy could enjoy.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis page summarizes the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and links to detailed narratives.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThanks 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.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWorld War 1 lasted just over four years, and included many belligerent nations. Consequently, there are a lot of famous names involved in this listing
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZYou might have heard the phrase 'Mussolini got the trains running on time'. The reality is more complicated.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA listing of eighteen key thinkers of the Enlightenment from across Europe with biographical sketches for each.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZVlad the Impaler - Information on Vlad the Impaler - Dracula - Tepes
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe French-Indian War - Britain and France in the The French-Indian War in America
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZCoal was vital to the Industrial Revolution, but miners faced many problems.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZVolksgemeinschaft was an ideal in Nazi ideology, and this article explains what it wanted and why it had such a negative impact on Europe.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZYou'd think the end of World War Two would be simple. In fact there are two end dates in Europe.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe literature about World War One is vast, but I feel these are the best books for a range of readers.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Diplomatic Revolution - The Seven Years War and the Diplomatic Revolution
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWhat was the Black Death? Did it really kill a third of Europe's population? What makes it the worst event in European history?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZDid Stalin die unaffected by the years of terror and death he had inflicted on Russia? No, he might have suffered consequences after all...
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis part of our timeline of the Russian Revolutions discusses the first one, in 1905, which was crushed by the authorities.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWas steam a key part of the Industrial Revolution, or was it only later that it changed the world?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThis part of our World War 1 timeline covers the year the war began, 1914, when Europe finally realised warfare had entered a new era.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Kadets in Russian history. European History.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn examination of how Napoleon was able to rule and control France through so much war.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWoodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points - an explanation and the full text.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZWorkhouses and Reform: The UK Poor Laws of the Industrial Revolution.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZThe Harrying of the North was William I's attempt to subdue northern England, but how brutal was it?
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZFrench Revolution Timeline - Pre 1789
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZA History of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZIndulgences were important in the start of the Reformation; this explains what they were, and why they caused such great upset to Martin Luther.
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZHistory of Spain - Information on the History of Spain
2017-01-21T11:20:47ZAn look at how the Nazis treated women during their years in power.