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Caligula the Insane – Most Evil Man?

Caligula the Insane – Most Evil Man?

When we think of the most evil men in history, our minds might immediately flicker to figures like Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin, just to name a couple. But what about figures farther back in time? In a past video, we discussed why Emperor Nero was the most evil man in human history. But, as …

History’s Great Walls, Good Neighbors or Bad Policy?

History’s Great Walls, Good Neighbors or Bad Policy?

Origins:Current Events in Historical Perspective Presents Top Ten Origins: History’s Great Walls, Good Neighbors or Bad Policy? In the midst of a migration crisis in Europe and strident talk and a standoff about building a wall on the US/Mexican border, people around the world are resorting to an old strategy: building walls. Historically, walls have …

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

[MUSIC] Although February 2015 might fit perfectly on the page, every year it’s the runt of the monthly litter. This deficit of days, this calendar craziness, this oddity of the annum, like so much of modern culture, is the Romans’ fault. Here’s the crazy story of why February has 28 days… except when it doesn’t. …

History of English (combined)

History of English (combined)

The History of English in ten minutes. Chapter One: Anglo-Saxon or whatever happened to The Jutes? The English Language begins with the phrase ‘Up yours, Caesar’, as the Romans leave Britain and a lot of Germanic tribes start flooding in. Tribes such as the Angles and the Saxons, who together gave us the term Anglo-Saxon …

5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown

5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown

# 5. Vikings What would a Viking be without his trusty battle helmet and its impressive horns? The answer is: a more historically accurate viking. Think, for a moment about wearing headgear like that into battle: the horns are just easy targets for your opponent to hit and knock off your helmet. Or, if you …