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Category "History"

Ben Wallace: biography

Ben Wallace: biography

Ben Wallace is a British politician and has been Conservative Member of Parliament for Wyre and Preston North since the 2010 General Election. He had previously served as an MP Lancaster and Wyre, and also as a Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament. This article outlines Wallace's early years and education, his political career in Scotland and in England, and his achievements in the field.
A history of the Engineering news record

A history of the Engineering news record

The Engineering News Record (ENR) is published weekly by The McGraw-Hill Companies and provides news, analysis, commentary and data for construction industry professionals.
A guide to British army ranks

A guide to British army ranks

British army ranks are divided into commissioned and non-commissioned officers, along with ordinary and unranked soldiers. Commissioned officers start from second lieutenant and move up to field Marshall. Non-commissioned ranks start from lance corporal and move up through the special ranks of warrant officer to Warrant officer class one. Each unit has a share of commissioned and non-commissioned officers.
Who has the top secret clearance in the UK?

Who has the top secret clearance in the UK?

Top secret clearance is the process of being vetted to view restricted or classified information. Part of this top secret clearance involves a thorough background check of the individual. An individual who has undertaken a top secret clearance however, has to justify why he needs to see the information and provides valid reasons for doing so.

Lee Scott: biography

Biography of Lee Scott, British politician and Conservative Member of Parliament for Ilford North.
Southeast Christian Church: The facts

Southeast Christian Church: The facts

What originally began as a small collection of some fifty people, has since grown into one of the largest churches in North America. This article will follow some essential facts behind the Southeast Christian Church.
Statue of Liberty : history

Statue of Liberty : history

Towering over New York City's Liberty Island at over 35 feet high, the Statue of Liberty is arguably the most iconic symbol in the United States of America. It also represents the values and beliefs of the nation. This article explores the origins of the Statue and how it came to be built in New York.
All about: History of Jerusalem

All about: History of Jerusalem

Jerusalem was known in Abraham's time, and later, was captured by the Israelites to become David's capital. It has changed hands several times over the centuries and been twice destroyed. For centuries, it was under Islamic and briefly crusader rule, but in recent years, it has become again the capital of the Jewish state.
A history of false cancer cures

A history of false cancer cures

Cancer, one of the saddest and most harrowing of illnesses, has for a long time provided a way for a whole array of charlatans and quacks trading on offering false hope to exploit the suffering for profit. A cure for cancer is a task that has so far defeated modern medicine. Unfortunately, that has not stopped hoaxers from offering false alternative cancer healing therapies to the desperate.

Nick Clegg: biography

Nick Clegg was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in May 2010, after an historic election which produced the country's first hung parliament in decades, catapulting Clegg into the heart of government. This profile charts the rise of the Lib Dem leader.
John Grogan: biography

John Grogan: biography

John Grogan is a former British politician and member of the Labour party. He was Member of Parliament for Selby from the 1st of May 1997 to the 6th of May 2010, before standing down at the 2010 General Election. This article outlines his beginnings, his subsequent political career and his achievements whilst serving as an MP.
The powers of the US Attorney General

The powers of the US Attorney General

The United States Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. Concerned with legal affairs, he heads the United States Department of Justice. The Attorney General is nominated by the President of the United States and his position receives ratification from the Senate. The current Attorney General, sworn into office in February 2009, is Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the position.
An introduction to the Aztec warriors

An introduction to the Aztec warriors

The Aztec warriors were drawn from the whole male population, and their aim was to dominate the neighbouring tribes, and to capture enemies for human sacrifice. They were heavily armed with spears, swords, knives, clubs and firestones for throwing. You could rise in the ranks of the warriors by capturing four enemies. Aztec warriors were tattooed. This article details out information about the Aztec warriors.
David Cameron: biography

David Cameron: biography

In 2010, David Cameron led the Conservatives into Britain's first coalition government since the Second World War with the support of the smaller Liberal Democrat party, becoming Prime Minister. From his election to Tory party leader in 2005, Cameron had made significant inroads, reducing the poll lead of the then-dominant Labour party and returning his party to government for the first time since 1997.