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  • She Crucified Her Enemies And Burnt London To The Ground. Meet Britain's First Feminist, Boadicea

    02/07/2008 3:19:53 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 999+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-6-2008 | Paul Johnson
    She crucified her enemies and burnt London to the ground. Meet Britain's first feminist, Boadicea By PAUL JOHNSON Last updated at 21:32pm on 6th February 2008 Britain's history is rich in fiery queens, and the first such heroine, tall with red hair down to her waist, commanding and brave, was Boadicea, warrior leader of the ancient Britons. She lived at the same time as the emperors Claudius and Nero, and led a surprisingly successful British revolt against Roman rule in AD60-61 (which, for reference, was when St Paul was writing epistles and St Mark composing his Gospel). She was a...
  • Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth: poll

    LONDON (AFP) - Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real. The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth. And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.
  • One In Five Brits Think Churchill Never Existed?

    02/04/2008 5:51:05 AM PST · by jdm · 66 replies · 190+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 04, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Every once in a while, some pollster comes up with a survey that shows what idiots Westerners can be. They especially like to pick on Americans and their rather insular attitude towards geography, being unable in large numbers to actually find Iraq on a globe or to identify the correct continent for Guyana (South America, in case anyone asks). Jay Leno has a running gag on the Tonight Show where he goes out in the street and asks people simple questions and films them getting the answers spectacularly wrong. So I have some sympathy with our friends in Britain this...
  • Patriotism lessons would glorify Britain's morally dubious past, say teachers

    02/01/2008 4:32:34 AM PST · by Stoat · 42 replies · 163+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 31, 2008 | LAURA CLARK
    Patriotism lessons would glorify Britain's morally dubious past, say teachersBy LAURA CLARK - More by this author » Last updated at 20:17pm on 31st January 2008 New study: Patriotism lessons could be introduced to foster nation pride but teachers think it could exclude non-British pupils "Moral failings" in Britain's past mean pupils should not be taught patriotism, teachers said in a survey.  Nearly 90 per cent opposed plans for history and citizenship lessons aimed at fostering national identity and pride. One of the 47 London teachers questioned said the lessons might encourage "BNP-"type thinking". Another said the idea "reeked of...
  • Overnight Islamic Republic Has Wiped Out 3000-Years Of Iranian History

    11/01/2007 10:41:22 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 167+ views
    Cais News ^ | 10-30-2007
    Overnight Islamic Republic have Wiped out 3000-Years of Iranian History 30 October 2007 Pol-Borideh after its destruction by the Islamic Republic Ministry of Road & Transportation" LONDON, (CAIS) -- The destruction of one of the biggest historical sites in the Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari province by the Islamic Republic Ministry of Road and Transportation was reported by the Persian service of ISNA on Monday, October 22. "Overnight %60 of the architectural and archeological remains of Pol-Borideh in Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari province is being destroyed to construct a road. The ancient site was registered on the National Heritage List", said Aliasghar Noruzi, an archeologist...
  • Orwell's Bad Republicans

    08/12/2007 9:29:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,159+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/7/2007 | Hal G.P. Colebatch
    The Last Crusade: Spain 1936By Warren Carroll(Christendom Press/ISI Books, 240 pages, $15) WHEN THE HEROICS of the Spanish Civil War come up -- Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, Hemingway's fictions or the effusions of various poets -- there is a very large and usually unremarked elephant in the room: Orwell, who actually fought, and Hemingway who wrote about fighting, were on the wrong side. The strategic point is simple: had the Stalinists won war, then during the period of the Hitler-Stalin pact from 1939 to mid-1941, they would have allowed Hitler to cross Spain and seize Gibraltar. Had this happened, the...
  • Marco Polo discovered America 200 years before Colombus, according to map

    08/09/2007 3:28:45 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 5,820+ views
    AFP via translation ^ | August 9, 2007
    Possible discovered of America by Marco Polo before Colomb: account in VSD 'America - its West coast - would have been discovered by Marco Polo some 200 years before Christophe Colomb, according to a chart of the Library of the Congress in Washington examined since 1943 by the FBI and whose history is told in published review VSD Wednesday. This document, brought to the Library in 1933 by Marcian Rossi, an American naturalized citizen originating in Italy, “represents a boat beside a chart showing part of India, China, Japan, the Eastern Indies and North America”, indicates the report/ratio of...
  • Stalin's purge 1937 remembered in Russia

    07/25/2007 12:08:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies · 1,051+ views
    AP ^ | Jul. 25, 2007 | BAGILA BUKHARBAYEVA
    Now in their 70s and 80s, children of the victims of Josef Stalin's political repressions remembered one of the darkest pages of Russia's history at a ceremony Wednesday in central Moscow. Several hundred people laid flowers and lit candles to honor the victims of the Great Purge of 1937, when millions were labeled "enemies of the state" and executed without trial or sent to labor camps. The 70th anniversary comes as the Kremlin, focused on restoring Russians' pride in their Soviet-era history, has been trying to soften public perception of Stalin's rule and hushing up the full horror of his...
  • Hidden City Found Beneath Alexandria

    07/25/2007 1:59:45 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 973+ views
    Yahoo News/Live Science ^ | 7-24-2007 | Charles Q Choi
    Hidden City Found Beneath Alexandria Charles Q. Choi Special to LiveScience Tue Jul 24, 4:45 PM ET The legendary city of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great as he swept through Egypt in his quest to conquer the known world. Now scientists have discovered hidden underwater traces of a city that existed at Alexandria at least seven centuries before Alexander the Great arrived, findings hinted at in Homer's Odyssey and that could shed light on the ancient world. Alexandria was founded in Egypt on the shores of the Mediterranean in 332 B.C. to immortalize Alexander the Great. The...
  • The 1,400 year-war

    06/24/2007 9:53:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 1,056+ views
    Schoolboys in my native Hungary used to recite an old ditty. It conjured up emotions ossified in the seams of time. The Kings of Hungary Freedom Square, Budapest, Hungary Stork, stork, ciconia, What makes your foot bleed? A Turkish lad is slashing it A Magyar lad is mending it With a fife, a drum and a fiddle of reed.The wounded stork’s song was a fragment of tribal memory bobbing to the surface from the collective unconscious of a great historical hurt. It was a bitter lay, a denunciation of the Ottoman Empire, the Xanadu of imperial Islam. The Turks had...
  • The war for civilization

    12/30/2006 3:57:46 AM PST · by Clive · 168 replies · 2,235+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-12-30 | Salim Mansur
    Those who may share U.S. President George Bush's anguish in these recurrent winters of our discontent are not many. It is easy to describe Bush as a beleaguered president in a war that a majority of Americans now question as the November mid-term election demonstrated. They want an end to the war in Iraq without having to admit defeat. The agony of Bush is compounded by his knowledge of the enemy. That and the constraints placed, in a free society within the context of our integrated world, on his office and its ability to wage the sort of war necessary...
  • Origin Of The Celts - Caucasian, Not European

    08/20/2006 5:01:46 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,818+ views
    Origin of the Celts - Caucasian, not European The Celts are Circaesir from Circaesya, who lived on the Sea of Grass in what is now west Kazakhstan until late in the second millennium B.C. They were by their own definition a linguistic group, but now they are a culture. Contrary to popular belief, they had nothing to do with European inhabitants known to archaeologists as the 'Beaker folk' and 'Battle Axe people'. The 'Urnfield people' farther east were Circaesir, and obviously related to the Celts. Their descendants integrated with Celts in central Europe. Tradition suggests that the Celts left the...
  • Israel in World History (Was there a past plan to resettle Jews in Madagascar ?)

    08/04/2006 9:52:27 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 19 replies · 786+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 08/04/2006 | Lev Navrozov
    Israel in World History Lev Navrozov Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 ---------------------------------------- A fantastic rumor (that turned out to be true) spread around Russia in the late 1960s: Anyone who considered himself or herself to be Jewish because one parent was Jewish could apply for an exit visa to go to Israel! According to my internal Soviet passport, I was Russian and bore my Russian father's family name. But on my mother's side there had been 24 generations of rabbis, and so I applied for an exit visa for myself, my wife, my son, and my mother. My father had been...
  • Gout Forced Charles V Abdication, Study Finds

    08/03/2006 3:33:43 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,802+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 8-2-2006 | Gene Emery
    Gout forced Charles V abdication, study finds By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Tests of a 500-year-old pinky finger confirm that Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was debilitated by gout and the painful joints it produces, Spanish researchers reported on Wednesday. Jaume Ordi of the University of Barcelona and colleagues used a microscope to examine the tip of one of Charles' pinkie fingers, which was preserved separately from his body in a small red velvet box. After rehydrating and slicing the mummified fingertip, the Ordi team found telltale signs of gout, including the buildup of uric acid crystals. At the...
  • Why Robespierre Chose Terror - The lessons of the first totalitarian revolution

    04/17/2006 5:51:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies · 2,625+ views
    City Journal ^ | Apr 16, 2006 | John Kekes
    The American attitude toward the French Revolution has been generally favorable—naturally enough for a nation itself born in revolution. But as revolutions go, the French one in 1789 was among the worst. True, in the name of liberty, equality, and fraternity, it overthrew a corrupt regime. Yet what these fine ideals led to was, first, the Terror and mass murder in France, and then Napoleon and his wars, which took hundreds of thousands of lives in Europe and Russia. After this pointless slaughter came the restoration of the same corrupt regime that the Revolution overthrew. Aside from immense suffering, the...
  • Typhoid May Have Caused Fall Of Athens, Study Finds

    03/27/2006 3:41:19 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,872+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-27-2006 | Nicholas Bakalar
    Typhoid May Have Caused Fall of Athens, Study Finds Nicholas Bakalar for National Geographic News February 27, 2006 An ancient medical mystery—the cause of a plague that wracked Athens from 426 to 430 B.C. and eventually led to the city's fall—has been solved by DNA analysis, researchers say. The ancient Athenians died from typhoid fever, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of Athens drew this conclusion after studying dental pulp extracted from the teeth of three people found in a mass grave in Athens' Kerameikos cemetery. The mass grave was first discovered in 1994 and was dated...
  • Spare us, O' Lord

    02/17/2006 6:08:54 PM PST · by kronos77 · 75 replies · 1,456+ views
    It was 36 years after the death of Mohammed (632 A.D.) that a Muslim army first laid siege to the eastern gateway to Europe, Constantinople (now Istanbul). After that, Islamic armies battled Europeans in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Sicily, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Rumania, Wallachia, Albania, Moldavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Georgia, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. "From the fury of the Mohammedan, spare us, O’Lord," was a common prayer uttered in European churches for centuries. Spain was occupied by Muslims for 800 years, Portugal 600, Greece 500, Sicily 300, Serbia 400, Bulgaria 500 and Hungary 150 years. Western occupation of...
  • Some Conspiracies ARE Real: England 1688

    02/12/2006 7:23:58 PM PST · by B-Chan · 54 replies · 1,348+ views ^ | 2006.02.13 | B-Chan
    Some Conspiracies are Real Today, 13 February 2006, is the 318th anniversary of the so-called "Glorious Revolution" -- the coup d'etat that deposed the rightful King of England, HM James II Stuart, and imposed the rule of the Dutch prince William of Orange and his wife Mary upon the United Kingdom. This was not the result of some minor dynastic quibble. There was no doubt in anyone's mind that James II was the rightful king. His deposition was instead the result of a genuine conspiracy between a group of traitors to overthrow the native-born Catholic King of England and award...
  • A Sultan with Swat. Remembering Abdul Hamid II, a pro-American caliph.

    02/01/2006 9:19:56 PM PST · by Valin · 5 replies · 658+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/26/05 | Mustafa Akyol
    AL QAEDA'S STATED GOAL--to reestablish the caliphate, the political leadership of worldwide Islam embodied first in the successors of the Prophet Muhammad and most recently in the four-century rule of the Ottoman dynasty--is pure, ahistorical fantasy. One way to appreciate this is to revisit the 33-year reign of the most remarkable modern caliph, Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1876-1909). An ally neither of bigoted Islamists nor of the radical secularists who ultimately deposed him, Abdul Hamid was an Islamic modernizer--and, interestingly, a friend of the United States. Abdul Hamid emphasized the role of Islam inside the Ottoman Empire, and he emerged...
  • Now is time to learn history of rights

    01/16/2006 10:20:01 AM PST · by greylurker · 14 replies · 620+ views
    The Evening News / The Tribune ^ | January 14, 2006 08:20 pm | Kenneth L. Miller
    Recently, I showed my students a video about the arrival of the Portuguese in West Africa in 1450. Though initially trading for foodstuffs and gold, the Portuguese soon found out African emperors were willing to trade fellow Africans. Over a period of 350 years, various European countries were to transport 12 million human beings into the Western Hemisphere. The video’s narrator, a native Kenyan noted that the speculation is that for every one African that reached the Americas, “another died in transit.” Africans weren’t stolen away. They were sold away by other Africans who possessed the military might to squash...