by E. Gordon Browne
- Autor: E. Gordon Browne
May 24, 1819 in the family of Edward, the Duke of Kent, and Victoria, Princess Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeldskaya, a daughter named Alexandrina Victoria was born. After 18 years, she will ascend to the British throne and become Queen Victoria. Victoria's 63-year reign — one of the longest in history — has become perhaps the most successful for Britain: this small island nation will be the most powerful and developed country in the world, an empire that “the sun never sets over”....
Number of pages: ~ 115 pages
by The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
- Autor: The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
The included stories belong to different periods of the writer's work, but are united by a common theme - India at the end of the 19th century, the life of the local population and the British colonialists, their difficult relationships....
Number of pages: ~ 58 pages
by Thomas Paine
- Autor: Thomas Paine
Thomas Payne's Political Brochure, Common Sense, was an extremely influential document of the Revolutionary era. Since it was written and reasoned in a style that is easy to understand, the brochure has become extremely popular. He fired up revolutionary lights and supplied intelligent ammunition to revolutionaries throughout the colony. Study one of the most significant political writings in American history and find out the main arguments that Payne presented in his work....
Number of pages: ~ 49 pages
by Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
- Autor: Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
Vikings - Scandinavian sailors of the early Middle Ages, in the VIII - XI centuries they made sea voyages from Vinland to Biarmia and from the Caspian to North Africa. Most of them were free peasants who lived on the territory of modern Sweden, Denmark and Norway, who were pushed beyond the borders of their native countries by overpopulation and thirst for easy money. By religion - the vast majority of pagans. Used their battle axes for both melee and throwing. Also, they had not only ordinary spears, but also lighter ones - throwing ones. Swedish Vikings, as a rule, traveled east and...
Number of pages: ~ 412 pages
by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
The Boer War (1899–1902) made a deep impression on contemporaries. In this war, the Boer farmers armed with the most modern weapons won several brilliant victories over the British regular army. On the battlefields of the Boer War, Mauser rifles and Maxim machine guns opposed the tactics of the Napoleonic Wars, which continued to adhere to the European army. After the last Boer army was defeated, a fierce guerrilla war continued for another two years. The British Empire ultimately won, but paid for it with a loss of twenty thousand soldiers. After the war, the British went to a completely...
Number of pages: ~ 512 pages
by C. H. Forbes-Lindsay
John Smith is an English writer and sailor who stood at the origins of Jamestown, the first British settlement in the territory of the modern United States. In the imagination of the masses, the name of Captain John Smith is associated with a story he himself told about his "romantic relationship" with the daughter of an Indian chief named Pocahontas....
Number of pages: ~ 195 pages
by Thomas Okey
- Autor: Thomas Okey
Thomas Okey was an expert on basket weaving, a translator of Italian, and a writer on art and the topography of architecture and art works in Italy and France. In 1919, he became the first professor in Cambridge University under the Serena Professor of Italian title....
Number of pages: ~ 536 pages
by Allan Fea
- Autor: Allan Fea
Many tourist attractions still have secrets: such buildings often have hidden rooms and unknown passages that most visitors are not even aware of. At first glance, they are completely invisible. For example, under the ventilation grille of a private mansion, you can suddenly find an old Catholic refuge with historical artifacts, and behind a bookcase - a room with a terrible message from past owners of the house....
Number of pages: ~ 320 pages
by Julius Wellhausen
- Autor: Julius Wellhausen
Readers are invited to read a book by the famous German orientalist and Bible scholar, Julius Wellhausen, which examines the history of religion - especially the history of Christianity and the Israeli-Jewish religion. At one time in the West, this work became a reference book for everyone who wanted to get acquainted with the Old Testament. The author, with his unusual extraordinary clarity and wit, casts a glance back at the whole path taken by biblical criticism and confidently and calmly raises the question with an edge: should it not be finally recognized that the so-called legislation...
Number of pages: ~ 585 pages
by John Hubert Greusel
- Autor: John Hubert Greusel
On January 18, 1871, the Second Reich was created. On this day, in the Palace of Versailles near Paris, Bismarck, in the presence of German princes, read out the text of the proclamation of the Prussian king as the German emperor. It was a triumph of the policy of unifying Germany with “iron and blood” of the great German statesman Bismarck. The German Empire politically united all states with the German population (25 states with 40 million Germans), with the exception of Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein....
Number of pages: ~ 272 pages