1. markdienekes

    So many Amazon Kindle deals

    I've picked up so many books on ancient history recently for just 99p on Kindle. I much prefer books, but hard to pass up on them. Pen and Sword books mostly. Anyone else been kindle cheap buying?
  2. kdbooklover16

    How a deal made by a French King eventually led to 1066

    We all (hopefully) might know about the invasion of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. What you might not know is how that came to be in the first place. In the 800s .A.D., one of the biggest problems facing Christian Europe was invasion by Vikings. The first Viking invasion on the...
  3. Caracalla

    History's Biggest Backfires

    Henry IV of France paid 300,000 scudi to secure the election of Pope Leo XI only for the pontiff to die barely a month later. Besides being a deal that backfired, it was a poor bet in the first place since Leo was already seventy at the time of his election. What other bad deals have gone down...
  4. P

    What branch of History deals best with Romance and Love Life of people in the time pe

    I'm becoming quite more and more Romantic and indeed right now I've gone over 2/5 passed Doctor Zhivago, which is considered a prime example of Russian Romance literature. I intend to read Gone With the Wind afterwards, which is one of the great classics of both American Literature and Romance...
  5. Thessalonian

    DNA study deals blow to theory of European origins

    "The findings challenge previous research showing that the genetic signature of the farmers displaced that of Europe's indigenous hunters. The latest research leans towards the idea that most of Europe's males trace a line of descent to stone-age hunters. But the authors say more work is...
  6. unclefred

    Russian Navy deals with Somali pirates the hard way

    this video is alleged to show the Russians chosen way to deal with captured pirates. The commandos sank the pirate ship along with the pirates and without any court proceedings, lawyers, etc. They used the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th centuries where the captain of the rescuing ship has...
  7. Thessalonian

    China and Germany ink $15bn trade deals as leaders meet

    BBC News - China and Germany ink $15bn trade deals as leaders meet "China and Germany have signed trade deals worth $15bn (£9bn) following meetings between the two country's leaders in the German capital Berlin. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also...