1. A

    Battle Of Bouvines, 1214: Was it as crucial as this article claims?

    What do you make of the claims in this article that the Battle of Bouvines, 1214, and the defeat of the English made the Magna Carta a year later a virtual certainty and defanged the English in western France? For myself, I am not so sure. Even had King John and the northern European coalition...
  2. Z

    Malay history twisted by ‘Western Christian conspiracy’, claims Isma

    Malay history twisted by ?Western Christian conspiracy?, claims Isma So,do the Malay had a role in Ottomon's victory? Does western distort Malay history as claim by this guy?
  3. M

    Jesus a fictional character - claims that the Roman Empire 'created' Jesus

    Ancient Confession Found: 'We Invented Jesus Christ' This is sure to spark some debate over a complex and sensitive issue. I am not at all one to jump at 'theories', but the one aspect I did find interesting to say the least was Atwill's comparison between the stories of Jesus and the life of...
  4. Corto Maltese

    Norway's center-right claims election victory, ousts Labor government

    Norway's center-right alliance, led by conservative Erna Solberg, has claimed victory in the national election. Incumbent Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has conceded defeat after eight years in office. Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg looked set to become Norway's next prime minister...
  5. larkin

    China's territorial claims

    Anyone care to speculate on this chess game and how it might play out? East Asia - China - Why China's territorial claims are unjustified (historical perspective). - YouTube
  6. gavinlee

    Claims about Iranian history

    With the current political stand off between Iran and the west, I keep hearing time and time again that Iran has a proud history that goes back thousands of years (sorry I've no sources, I'm paraphrasing a sentiment that I've heard expressed in the media and by western politicians & historians...
  7. Pusyamitra

    Study Claims Mother Theresa was no Saint

    A new study by Canadian academics says Mother Teresa was a product of hype who housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a fortune. The Times of India, reporting on the controversial essay, wrote that the authors asserted Mother Teresa saw beauty in the downtrodden's...
  8. f0ma

    The Conflicting Claims Challenge

    Hi everyone, I just thought I’d delve a little further into the Religion sub forum. I’m currently studying Philosophy of Religion at college and I came across an interesting paradox. It concerns Richard Swimburne’s argument for the existence of God via religious experience. In a nutshell this...
  9. davu

    NASA Crushes 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Claims

    NASA Crushes 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Claims NASA Crushes 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Claims: Scientific American oh well -- see ya on the next earth emergency -- i guess barnes and noble will be emptying their shelves in the next few days --- :weird::o
  10. A

    French interior minister claims some civilisations 'superior’

    Further: French interior minister claims some civilisations 'superior’ - Telegraph
  11. E

    Ottoman sultans kill or imprison their own brothers for life to remove rival claims f

    The Ottoman Sultans used to kill their sons or brothers because they saw a threat to their lives. what do you think about this issue? was it necessary? ando do we see such actions in European History too? "The largest killing took place on the succession of Mehmed III when 19 of his brothers...
  12. unclefred

    Book claims Coco Chanel was a Nazi Agent

    "Her life has been the subject of countless biographies and films, which have charted her extraordinary career but also her darker side as a Nazi sympathiser and collaborator. However, according to Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War, the creator of the mythical Little Black Dress...
  13. Thessalonian

    Bahrain commission to investigate army, torture claims

    "A commission tasked by Bahrain to investigate weeks of protests that rocked the Gulf island kingdom said Sunday it would look at the role of the security forces in the unrest and examine charges of torture." Bahrain commission to investigate army, torture claims | Reuters
  14. Edward

    Iran claims long-range missile test

    Iran claims to have test fired two long-range missiles into the Indian Ocean earlier this year. Alastair Good 3:27PM BST 09 Jul 2011 If true, it would be the first time that the country has fired missiles into this sea. Iran usually tests missiles in the vast interior desert but it has...
  15. E

    Claims of Christ

    This thread is about those throughout history who have claimed to be the Christ or Messiah, and their impact on history and people in general. Something I found interesting and wanted to discuss it..... List of messiah claimants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  16. Belloc

    Last Supper was a day earlier, scientist claims

    Last Supper was a day earlier, scientist claims - Yahoo! News With this being Holy Week, of course we're going to see a host of these kinds of stories.
  17. crossroadclarence

    Belgian Claims Hitler was a .......?

    Well...... Read it and you decide:
  18. Stuka

    Far and away ; claims

    I recently saw the movie ' Far and away ', with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. At the end, pioneers are racing in the Western Territories to claim land. As European, this 'claiming' is a strange given to me. How did that system work in reality ?
  19. A

    New research claims Battle of Agincourt may have been an even contest

    Based on studying an array of historical archives, some historians are claiming the Battle of Agincourt may not have been the great victory it’s believed to be. The new research suggests the French only out numbered the English at most 2-1 and they even may have been evenly matched...
  20. fire_of_sekhmet

    Architect claims to solve pyramid secret;_ylt=Ale2rJhCBcdUHaynUyKl6dnMWM0F PARIS - A French architect claimed Friday to have uncovered the mystery about how Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu was built — with use of a spiral ramp to hoist huge stone blocks into place. The...