The picture shows the war ships of the United States and Great Britain.
American History

American History: The War of 1812

December 1, 2020

Due to some unresolved issues, the United States declared war against Great Britain in 1812. The US did taste some success, but the overall consequences of the war were disastrous for the already weak economy. […]

The painting depicts a scene from the Battle of Chancellorsville.
American History

The American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville

December 1, 2020

Joseph Hooker was so confident of his abilities at war efforts that he was sure his smartly-developed campaign would crush the Confederate Army. However, Robert Lee managed to upset his plans and his troops defeated the Potomac Army. […]

Battle of Fredericksburg: The Army of the Potomac crossing the Rappahannock in the morning of December 13, 1862, under the command of Generals Burnside, Sumner, Hooker & Franklin.
American History

The American Civil War: The Battle of Fredericksburg

November 30, 2020

In the fall of 1862, while William S. Rosecrans and Ulysses S. Grant were campaigning in Tennessee, Abraham Lincoln decided to remove the commander of the Army of the Potomac to get ahead on the eastern front. He replaced George B. McClellan with Ambrose E. Burnside, but the Potomac Army suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Confederates in the Battle of Fredericksburg. […]

A panorama of the great hypostyle hall at Karnak
Ancient History

Akhenaten and his New City, Akhet Aten

November 30, 2020

After introducing a new monotheistic religion, Akhenaten had to move to a city that he had to build in the desert. He turned from the pharaoh to a religious leader who relinquished control of his kingdom, leading to the low status of Egypt in the world. […]

A panorama of a frieze in the precinct of Amun in Karnak
Ancient History

The Religious Transformations of Amenhotep IV

November 30, 2020

Akhenaten, previously known as Amenhotep IV, shook up the pillars of Egyptian society when he came to power. He made revolutionary changes in everything that Egyptians considered unchangeable, including arts and political structure. His next target was religion. […]

Talatat blocks from Akhenaten's Aten temple in Karnak
Ancient History

Amenhotep IV: A Revolutionary King

November 30, 2020

Amenhotep IV was the unlikely king that rose to power because his older brother died. He was a revolutionary pharaoh that shattered the foundations of the highly conservative society of Egypt in many aspects. […]

Close up of Scotland under a magnifying glass on a map
British History

The Revival of Scottish Celtic Identity

November 29, 2020

The Celtic identity of Scotland had been taken from them by such rules as the Dress Act. The repeal of the Act and some famous literary works led to the revival of Scottish identity and traditions. […]

Ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
History

Revival of the Celtic Culture in Wales

November 29, 2020

In the late 16th century, a scholarly tradition began to study the Celtic past. Those investigations led to renewed fascinations with the Celtic culture. It is the origin of the modern notions of Celtic nationalism that re-appropriates the Celtic heritage. […]

Celtic Cross at rock of cashel, co tipperary, ireland
British History

Scholarly Investigations of the Celtic Heritage

November 29, 2020

The scholarly research on the Celtic heritage conducted by George Buchanan in the late 16th century mostly regarded linguistic connections between the Celtic languages. The linguistic investigations led to findings of the relationships between the Celtic peoples. But not all of them were based on reliable evidence. […]

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