1. J

    How much Catholic land taken by Henry VIII and English revolutions of 1600s?

    I recently read that one reason for the opposition to James II was the fear by large landowners that a Catholic restoration would entail a restoration of all the Catholic land taken by Henry VIII and in the course of the revolutions of the 1600s--7/10ths of the entire area of England. Is this...
  2. S

    Pre-industrial population sizes. Land capped or growth rate capped?

    Hi guys, I was hoping to get some insight about the magnitude of difference in world population sizes that current day agriculture can support (~7 Billion currently), against that of historical agriculture (0.17-0.4 billion 1 CE, very rough estimate but just to paint a picture). My question...
  3. dlnewhouse

    Ho Chi Minh in the land of the milk and honey

    I remember being taught that Ho Chi Minh gave lectures in South Vietnam several times during the Vietnam war. I do remember holding a USA Today from 1973 describing a visit from Ho Chin Minh when I was just about 3. Also, IIRC, they once made a movie about Ho Chi Minh visiting the United...
  4. H

    Could Goryeo (Korea) have gained land through the Mongol Invasion of Japan?

    Reading a bit on Mongol Invasion of Japan, (, I noticed something interesting. The background is that Goryeo became a semi-autnonomous state of the Mongol Empire, and the Goryeo King gained certain privileges, like a a seat at the...
  5. H

    Why has the Holy Land always been such a catashtrophic mess since prehistory

    I'll elaborate my question a little bit. We all know that the land between Jordan river and the Mediterranean (and adjacent Levant) has been and is one of the world's most violent regions and is bound to remain so in foreseeable future. The reason is also apparently obvious, it's the ground zero...
  6. H

    Dealing with a corpse in Victorian times

    What would a land owner do with a corpse in Victorian times? I've struggle to find answers for this searching online while researching a novel I'm writing. I have a situation where a magistrate has died of a heart attack while visiting a wealthy landholder's property in the Australian...
  7. W

    Could the Imperial Japanese Navy do an Operation Sea Lion and land troops on England?

    There is a cliche that Imperial Japan hands down was superior to the Kriegsmarine in technological, manpower (including number of ships) and war tactics and doctrine with the only thing the Germans being superior in was their U Boat (and even than Japanese subs were not too drastically inferior...
  8. Maoistic

    Why didn't pre-Edo Japanese ships land in Alaska or Canada?

    Debating about the causes of Western modernity and colonialism brought me to this question. Why didn't Japanese ships prior to the Edo period land in Alaska or Canada when they are very close to each other, closer even than Spain and the Caribbean where Columbus first landed? One can also ask...
  9. B

    Video - I've seen the Promised Land - A Glimpse into Black Film History

    This is one of the most amazing tributes to Black Film History I've seen. Beautiful. :)
  10. David K

    Baja California Land of Missions

    This review was recently posted on Amazon... Thank you, Edie!: 5.0 out of 5 stars A book that captures not just the history of a place, but its heart as well! By 'Edie' on September 19, 2017 Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase Nothing defines California as significantly or emotionally as...
  11. R

    Scotland, land of fascination

    Just the name of Scotland evokes marvellous images in our minds: majestic highlands, misty forests, melodious echoes of a Celtic past. Scotland has had a long, eventful history and a fruitful culture about which, alas, I know too little. In order to acquire pertinent historical/cultural...
  12. A

    From the land of beer and Waterloo

    Hey all! Been a history nerd all my life but only recently decided I'm up for the task of getting a future in it. About to start my bachelors as a history teacher in September, after which I'm planning on going into something more real. I'm looking forward to learning a thing or two here!
  13. M

    Iaahudi in Hatti Land

    Year 7, month Kislimu - The king of Akkad moved his army into Hatti land, laid siege to the city of Iaahudu Year 8, month Tebetu - The King of Akkad moved his army to Hatti Land as far as Karchemish These are from the Babylonian Chronicle and are apparently it is referring to the siege of...
  14. B

    Why did the nobility in England own much more land than in continental Europe?

    While reading a book on Prussian history, I recently came across the fact that nearly 55% of cultivable land in 18th century England was owned by landed nobility. This is much in contrast to the mere 20% and 15% in case of France and Russia respectively. What led the nobility in England to...
  15. Azad67

    Yaghistan, the land of free and unruly

    By Khan Barmazid (me) Pashtun highlands in the past have been called Yaghistan which means the land of the free and unruly (Yaghi means uncontrollable and unmanageable). Amir Abdur Rahman Khan referred to the tribal belt between British India and Afghanistan as Yaghistan in his...
  16. B

    Were there large land holding in New England

    The New England delegates to the Continental Congress were mostly merchants. Were there large estates as in the south and New York State, or only small family farms?
  17. dlnewhouse

    One if by land, two if by sea

    I just tried looking this up. Who held the lanterns in the church to indicate the British were coming by sea?
  18. P

    Poland is slowly annexing Ukrainian land

    Riverbed of Bug is gradually moving eastwards, due to which Poland is slowly expanding at the cost of Ukraine. According to Ukrainian scientists, they are losing several dozen square kilometers each year: :laugh:
  19. K

    What makes Kosovo a Serbian land and why should it join Serbia?

    I wanna know what makes Kosovo Serbian? Out of all the empires that held it and all the people that stepped foot in that land; Bulgarians, Albanians, Romans, Byzantines, Greeks, Vlachs, Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, Turks, Ottomans. Illyrians, Thracians, Dacians etc What makes Kosovo originally a...
  20. T

    Argument Against Land Based Empires?

    Hello all, I'm a high school student and I've been assigned quite a bizarre project. Essentially, I need to argue some points to successfully make my opponent's specific topic seem "insignificant". Now, obviously land based empires have left remarkable imprints on world history, however, I am...