Category Archives: History

Saint Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day is almost completely shrouded in legends and mystery. It’s actually origins could come from multiple places. Firstly, connections with the actual saints, for yes, there were numerous Valentines, are unknown. When romance began being associated, which Valentine … Continue reading

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Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was a french writer most known for his works Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (The Count of Monte Cristo) and Les Trois Mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers). He was born in Picardy in France on the 24th of July 1802. … Continue reading

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Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte was a general most famously known for his status as emperor after the French Revolution. He was born on Corsica, south of France, and went to military school as a child. He eventually progressed to general, but refused … Continue reading

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The French Revolution told Simply

The French revolution may seem daunting and complicated, but in reality, it is quite simple, you need only look at it in the right way. Let us start from the very beginning: Marie Antoinette was an Austrian princess, and she … Continue reading

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World War II – Part 3

Once France had been taken over, Paris became a sort of holiday resort for soldiers, where they went and became tourists and could relax from the stress of war. Many Parisians simply ignored them and carried on as before, although … Continue reading

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Jack the Ripper

I am sure I don’t need to tell you who Jack the Ripper is, but just in case, he is the unidentified serial killer who ‘ripped’ prostitutes, or rather, gutted them, during the year of 1888 in a very poor … Continue reading

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The Beast of Gévaudan

The Beast of Gévaudan is the name given to the alleged animal responsible for many deaths occurring in the Gévaudan region of France, modern day region of Lozère, from the 30th of June 1764 until the 19th of June 1767. The Beast … Continue reading

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Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins is an author and television writer most known with her recent hit young adult series The Hunger Games. She was born in 1962, and while I tried to do some digging, I could not find her birthday. It … Continue reading

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World War II – Part 2

The end of the Phoney War came in April 1940, when the Germans invaded Denmark and Norway, simply to conserve iron ore shipments from Sweden, which the Allies had planned on interrupting. While Denmark submitted to invasion immediately, Norway, which had … Continue reading

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World War II – Part 1

World War II started in 1939. To help me understand the scope of it, I watched French mini tv series Apocalypse, La 2ème Guerre Mondiale, composed of six episodes. The first episode centers on how and why a worldwide war actually … Continue reading

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