How Army Aviator Charles Kettles earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts during the Vietnam War as a UH-1D helicopter pilot. Originally published by ESRI, republished with embed permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.
Warren was an eloquent, persuasive polemicist who died a martyr at Bunker Hill. By Michael McQuillan “I’m going to get right into it because there’s so much to tell!” Christian Di Spigna is a man on a mission. Most public speakers start with pleasantries. They thank sponsors, greet friends in the audience, ease into substance. Not this one! Di[…]
The common men of England and Wales stood together and managed to take down the royal army of France, against all odds. By Ioannis-Rafail Chatzis Originally published by the University of Edinburgh, republished with embed permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.
The war owes its historical significance to a number of factors. Introduction The Hundred Years’ War is the name modern historians have given to what was a series of related conflicts, fought over a 116-year period, between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France, and later Burgundy; beginning in 1337, and ending in[…]
Herculaneum had a long, rich history before its fall to the Vesuvian blast. By Mark CartwrightHistorian Introduction Herculaneum, located on the Bay of Naples, was a Roman town which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Like its neighbour Pompeii, the town was perfectly preserved by a metres-thick layer of volcanic[…]
Victory over Carthage in these wars gave Rome a preeminent status it would retain until the division of the Roman Empire in 286 CE. Introduction The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 B.C.E. They are known as the Punic Wars because the Latin term[…]