Fairhaven’s Privateers in the War of 1812

Captured officers and seamen of the Governor Gerry had the choice of enlisting in the Royal Navy or being sent to a British prison. By Robert Barboza This 200-year old patriotic story begins with a single reference spotted in an online history database, listing all the captured American ships reported to the Royal Navy headquarters[…]

To the Plank with Ye, Davy Jones Awaits! Piracy in the Early Modern World

The occurrence of piracy was closely related to international trade, as those involved in piracy would have experience sailing trade routes. Introduction Piracy is a robbery committed at sea, or outside the normal jurisdiction of any state, by an agent without a commission from a sovereign nation. There have existed, throughout history, many famous and[…]

Consequences and Effects of the Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses displayed an ever-increasing tendency to use violence to achieve political aims. Introduction The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE) was a dynastic conflict where the nobility and monarchs of England intermittently battled for supremacy over a period of four decades. Besides the obvious consequences of Lancastrian and Yorkist kings swapping[…]

The Name of the Rose: ‘Wars of the Roses’ in Late Medieval England

Regicide had become a shocking but not unsuccessful political strategy. By Mark CartwrightHistorian Introduction The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE) was a dynastic conflict between the English nobility and monarchy which led to four decades of intermittent battles, executions, and murder plots. The elite of England was split into two camps with each centred around a branch of[…]

What Is The Difference Between Parental Love And Romantic Love?

Is it possible to compare parental love and romantic love? Or are they completely different and can’t be compared like nuts and bananas? Among numerous forms and types of love – parental, romantic, sibling, religious, pedagogical – are there any similarities? Any love is a superpower. It is able to reveal people’s talents and passions.[…]