1. Niobe

    Was Charles Dickens a Complete Scoundrel?

    *Much of what you are about to read is based on speculation and/or asking you to perhaps speculate yourself... but speculation can be a fun intellectual exercise. ;) Over the last week, I keep seeing articles about how some letters have revealed that Charles Dickens attempted to get his wife...
  2. R

    Did Charles Darwin believe in his theory?

    I heard in recent years that Darwin din`t belive in his own theory in the end. I myself have not find any facts supporting this, but am open for discussion if you know something i dont (I am new and i really dont quite know were i should post this.)
  3. R

    Did Charles Darwin believe in his theory?

    I heard in recent years that Darwin din`t belive in his own theory in the end. I myself have not find any facts supporting this, but am open for discussion if you know something i dont
  4. S

    Charles III

    Charles III was a recent British play, but I'm posting it here for discussion. In the play the future Charles III refuses to give assent to a bill which effectively allows the government to regulate political speech. It's framed in such a way that most democratically minded people would likely...
  5. Visigoth Panzer

    Most Powerful Ruler of European State between Charlemagne and Charles V

    Who was the most powerful ruler of a European (excluding Byzantine Empire) state after Charlemagne but before Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire/Spain?
  6. Linschoten

    Charles II, the death of two kings

    After Charles II of Spain died in 1700, it was supposedly found that his body did not contain a single drop of blood, his heart was the size of a peppercorn, his lungs corroded, his intestines rotten and gangrenous, he had a single testicle, black as coal, and his head was full of water. Which...
  7. O

    Charles Manson is dead

    This is one of the reasons I don't believe them in the death penalty: Kill em once, and let them have their notoriety. Or let them die as an old crazy person in a jail, from maltreatment, in a cell 60 years, alone after the fact Nobody now sees Charles Manson as anything other than a...
  8. P

    Skiing in Japan late 1930s

    Dear reader, Can you please help me to establish where these photos were taken? From Shanghai, in the late 1930s, a group of Dutch made a skiing trip to Japan. Can anyone recognise the skiing area? What does the Japanese writing on the wall read (no sign of WWII yet ;). If you want to use the...
  9. C

    Charles V by Otto Von Habsburg

    Recently, I have been reading a book about Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (also known as Charles I of Spain). The book is titled Charles V, and it was written by Otto von Habsburg. Of course, since it was written by one of Charles' descendants, it is somewhat biased. Have you read it?
  10. T

    Charles the Fat

    Charles The Fat was the last Carolingian, who ruled all parts of former Charlemagne's state. After deaths of his relatives, he reunited empire his grand-grandfather, but his misgovernment quickly lead to his fall and abdication in 888. Charles the Fat is generally saw as a weak ruler, who...
  11. R

    Evaluating the life and reign of Charles I of England

    Never has there been a monarch as misunderstood as Charles I. This man's life was lived on an epic scale; his destiny and death can remind us of Greek tragedy. Was Charles a noble martyr (as many claim, even today); a victim of his own shortcomings or of circumstances; a narrow-minded, stubborn...
  12. RomaVictrix

    Aztec capital Tenochtitlan (Mexico), letter of Hernan Cortés to Charles V

    [I originally posted this at TWC's Vestigia Vetustatis forum.] I remember reading this 1520 letter by Hernan Cortés to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, years ago and being blown away by the level of detail, describing the rare and mundane items found for sale in the government-regulated...
  13. H

    Best Books on Gustuvas Adolphus and Charles 12th

    Which ones are the most readable for a novice?
  14. Lawnmowerman

    Why did Charles the Bald split his forces to fight the Vikings

    As the Viking fleet came up the Seine to sack Paris in 845AD, Charles the Bald led his army out to meet them. He split his army in two on seperate banks of the Seine. When the Vikings arrived they simply attacked the smaller army, massacred it, then hung the prisoners in front of the...
  15. notgivenaway

    Could Parliament have forced Charles I to abdicate, and get appoint Charles II?

    This would have stopped need for a third Civil War, though possibly not any war in Ireland.
  16. Space Shark

    Rate Charles I of Austria

    I'm currently looking into the Austro-Hungarian state during it's final days, and naturally my search turned to Emperor Charles of Austria. Hindenburg describes him in the following:
  17. T

    Dr. Charles A. Leale’s Report on the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Dr. Charles A. Leale?s Report on the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln In May 2012, Helena Iles Papaioannou, a research assistant with the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, was systematically searching the Letters Received series of the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General at the National...
  18. Lawnmowerman

    Punishing the King

    One of the more interesting Kings of France is Charles the Mad, who believed himself to be made of glass and sewed steel rods into all his clothes to prevent him from shattering should he come into contact with anyone. The onset of his madness was very violent and disturbing, whilst marching...
  19. Americanknight

    43 presidents and charles

    This is what I found out on 4/15/16 , That 43 American presidents were related to Charlemagne. 43 of these presidents carry the genetics of his royalty. My question is... HOW THE HECK DID THAT HAPPEN 0_0 !!!
  20. T

    Charles Darwin on the civil war

    Charles Darwin?s Views on the American Civil War | Mental Floss Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln never met in person, but they sure would have had plenty to talk about. For starters, both of these visionary men were born on the exact same day: February 12, 1809. Both lost their mothers at a...