The famed Battle of the Alamo was toward the end of the Texas Revolution — a sort of pivot just before the last battle. But at the revolution’s beginning, the siege of Béxar played out in almost the opposite way.
King Alfred's England Alfred is popularly credited as being the founder of the Royal Navy; he did build a fleet of improved ships manned by Frisians and on several occasions successfully challenged the Danes at sea.
Why border lines drawn with a ruler in WW1 still rock the Middle East | BBC News - A map marked with crude chinagraph-pencil in the second decade of the 20th Century shows the ambition - and folly - of the 100-year old British-French plan that helped create the modern-day Middle East.
Hessian Soldiers A great place to find those cool history tidbits and extra background for your class is the Stuff You Missed in History podcast. Sponsored by the How Stuff Works network, SYMHC is hosted by Tracy Wilson and Holly Frey – longtime How Stuff Works staffers who are closet history nerds. Every few days they post a 20-30 minute podcast about some incredibly interesting but almost always little-known historical event, fact, or person.
English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps that explain the English language. #English #language #map