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Journey to the West

Posted May 9th, 2018 at 05:46 PM by sparky
Updated May 17th, 2018 at 07:00 PM by sparky

as is proper , a journey to the West start at Vladivostok .
so there I am struggling with a cyrillic operation system . so far all is well , Vladivostok is a pretty good town , very Russian but with a touch of the extreme orient about .

tonight , the Transiberian to Moscow , it should be good !

Six days cooped in my berth by the window ,meager birch trees stunted by the cold holding their bare branches ,awaiting the end of the seven months winter ,it's late...
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Shadows and Substance: Seán Mac Eoin and the Slide into Civil War, 1922

Posted May 5th, 2018 at 07:32 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Article on the build-up to the Civil War, from the Dáil debates to the confrontations in Westmeath and Sligo, with a focus on Seán Mac Eoin, the Longford IRA leader turned Free State general.

Shadows and Substance: Seán Mac Eoin and the Slide into Civil War, 1922

Seán Mac Eoin was in a triumphant mood when he came to Athlone to oversee the evacuation of its British garrison in February 1922. Standing in the centre of the Castle square, he addressed the parade of Irish soldiers...
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Sources for history

Posted May 2nd, 2018 at 12:40 PM by Piccolo
Updated May 2nd, 2018 at 12:51 PM by Piccolo

Here is a list of books and website for history:

Project Gutenberg- Some historical works here, such as the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin


Sacred Texts- Some history on this website (they even have Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)



Plutarch's Lives

Rise of Rome By Plutarch

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The hopes of the Welsh killed by a Scottish man under the pay of the English.

Posted April 29th, 2018 at 05:01 PM by llywelyn ap gruffydd

owain lawgoch was born around 1330 and was the great-great-grandson of Llywelyn the Great and a great-nephew of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd who was the last but one native welsh prince (owain glyndwr) .

After the death of llywelyn ap gruffydd, Edward Longshanks tried his best to extinguish the lineage of llywelyn and there for end the dream of welsh independence.

This was a traumatic time for the welsh.

Here some quotes on the death of llywellyn.
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Syria's Cultural Heritage and the Civil War.

Posted April 25th, 2018 at 11:39 PM by JaddHaidar

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In ancient times, Syria was a part of the fertile crescent, a center of neolithic culture and a crossroads as well as a heartland to the oldest civilizations in the world. Its historical significance doesn't end there, the city state of Ugarit (which was established in 6000 BC and remained prominent until the Bronze...
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