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Azza Elsheikh
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Battle of Blackstocks - The Gamecock vs Bloody Ban
Preliminaries to battle at Blackstock's Farm The battle victory at King's Mountain by the Over-the-mountain-men over Ferguson and his marauding Tories re-inspired American forces in the Carolinas. It also baffled the British commander in the region, Lord Co...

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The American Civil War: Battle Of Gettysburg
Gettysburg A scene from the battle that effectively ended the Confederacy's chances of victory. Source:  Thure de Thulstrup, PD, via Wikimedia Commons Where Is Gettysburg Map Data Terms of Use Map Introduction For General Robert E. Lee, the stunning Confede...

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Top 15 Real Life Pirates
Ah, pirates. Who doesn’t love them? Well OK, if you’ve ended up being a victim of their plundering and pillaging on the high seas then I’m sure that you probably despise them. The point is that pirates have become a huge staple of pop culture appearing in a...

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Crown Jewels Of Britain
Wold famous Jewel Collection One of the most priceless collections in the entire world is the British Crown Jewels. This group of regal regalia consists of crowns, scepters, orbs, swords, rings, spurs, as well as the special garments donned by the Monarch f...

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Elizabeth I and Grace O'Malley; the meeting of two Irish Queens
Two Irish Queens meet July 1593 saw an amazing event - the meeting of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Grace O'Malley the pirate Queen of Ireland. In many ways they were enemies - Elizabeth sought to pacify Ireland under her rule, while Grace O'Malley wante...

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Structure of the Roman Familia
Different cultures have a different conceptions of what it means to be a family. In some societies, the typical family is structured as a small nuclear family unit. In others, the family refers to a larger group of cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc....

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Benjamin Franklin - Founding Father & Serial Killer?
I know what you’re thinking, that this article is something along the lines of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer, but really I’m actually being serious here. Ben Franklin is now being investigated for possibly being a serial killer. It all started in 1998 when...

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The South After Defeat in the Civil War
The Regular Folk The real story of the immediate post-war South can best be told by the people themselves. Their voices come from humble abodes and fatherless farms, as well as looted mansions and ravaged plantations. None were immune to the aftermath of to...

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How Was Adolf Hitler So Persuasive?
Hitler gives a speech at the Kroll Opera House Source:  Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1987-0703-507 / unbekannt / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC-BY-SA-3.0-de, Wikimedia Commons Why Study Hitler's Persuasive Method? Adolf Hitler is considered to be perhaps the most villainous ma...

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World War II: The Battle And Evacuation Of Dunkirk
The Miracle Of Dunkirk More than 300,000 Allied soldiers were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940. Among them was my granddad, Sgt. William 'Jim' Marsh, Royal Artillery. Source:  Frank Capra, PD-US, via Wikimedia Commons Introduction The rescue it...
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