Explore 10 little-known aspects of one of naval history’s most legendary—and deadly—voyages.
Early Western Civilization
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Explore 'prehistory,' including the last Ice Age and population migrations, as you start History 101: Western Civilization I, an online course from Education Portal. Successive video lessons address the history of ancient civilizations, including Greece and Rome, and introduce numerous historical figures, from Homer and Plato to William the Conqueror and Henry the VIII. You'll examine various myths and religions and see how art and technology influenced different societies. With so much information to absorb, the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each video will prove a valuable way to measure your mastery of each topic.
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When he was a small boy, Nick Arnold’s grandfather entertained him with stories of a gory medieval battle between Vikings and Saxons which had, according to local legend, taken place close to his home in the north Devon countryside.
Fate took Mr Arnold down the path of a career as a successful children’s science writer but he never forgot his grandfather’s tales and his decision to investigate the reality behind the folklore looks set to change the understanding of English history.
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On June 15, 1215, Magna Carta — the “great charter” — was signed by King John of England. At the time, it was a practical document, a peace accord with rebel barons. But their treaty, which evolved over the centuries, contained the seeds of human liberty and the rule of law. The story below is the second in a four-part series on Magna Carta at 800, exploring what the document brought about. ■ ■ ■ Twenty miles outside London, in Runnymede meadow on the banks of the River Thames, stands a most pec