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Category "History"

The story of Camp Hope (Chile)

The story of Camp Hope (Chile)

Camp Hope, Chile, was a short-lived tent city which grew up around the scene of a mining disaster. It was not originally planned, but evolved spontaneously from a group of relatives camping in cars outside the mine to a well-organised site with good facilities. It lasted for about two months until the miners were rescued.
How the Georgia state map was drawn

How the Georgia state map was drawn

The state of Georgia was established in 1732 as one of the original thirteen colonies of what became the United States. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the state also later became one of the original seven Confederate states ahead of the American Civil War. It is the 24th largest American state in terms of geographical area covered. This article explains in detail how the Georgia state map was drawn.
What is a 'rule of thumb'?

What is a 'rule of thumb'?

There are many curious phrases in the English language that we use everyday without thinking about what they actually mean. One such phrase is 'rule of thumb'.
Introducton to Beth Moore's Bible study

Introducton to Beth Moore's Bible study

Beth Moore first established Living Proof Ministries back in 1994. The main motivation behind this, was to create a platform, from which she could effectively direct women in the ways of living, and loving based on the Lord’s Word. She has since gone on to write several books, and there are numerous Beth Moore Bible studies in publication. This article follows a brief introduction to her teaching.
Andrew Marr: biography

Andrew Marr: biography

Andrew Marr is one of Britain's best known journalists, political commentators and broadcasters. He is the presenter of the Andrew Marr Show, a Sunday morning current affairs talk show on Britain's BBC One and has interviewed a whole host of the country's top politicians.
Boris Johnson: biography

Boris Johnson: biography

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British Conservative politician, journalist and Mayor of London since 2008.
A guide to Roman goddesses

A guide to Roman goddesses

In ancient Roman society, the gods were incredibly important to them. So, who exactly were the Roman deities and where did they originate from?
A biography of Edward the Black Prince

A biography of Edward the Black Prince

Edward Plantagenet, the Black Prince, was the son of Edward the Third. He was a renowned military hero from an early age, serving in France and Spain and who acquired several titles in south west France. Married to Joan, a relative, he was later taken ill, possibly of a disease caught in Spain and died without attaining the crown.
What was the tree of liberty speech about?

What was the tree of liberty speech about?

Jefferson' tree of liberty speech was given to Congress in1787 after Shay's rebellion. Jefferson was advocating a merciful attitude to the rebels, who were often desperate men. Behind it was Jefferson's philosophy which recognised that governments were a great threat to liberty and must be held to account by the nation, sometimes by force.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven wonders of the Ancient World are an ancient tourist itinerary compiled in the second century B.C. They take in sights in Egypt, Greece, Asia [modern Turkey] and the Aegean Islands. Only one of them stands nowadays, the others having been destroyed by a combination of earthquakes, wars and human malpractice. This article provides an insight into the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The story of the Christian flag

The story of the Christian flag

The Christian flag is a symbol that began to be used by American Protestants, but has spread to some other Christian denominations. The idea was conceived in the 1890s, but nothing was done until 1907, when the use of the flag began to spread. The colours on the flag are symbolic of Christian themes.
All about: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

All about: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Christian religion believing in Jesus Christ as the saviour of the world and the Son of God. This religion is also known as Mormonism. It is a diversion from the Protestant Church while holding the King James Bible as its basic scripture.
A history of pill boxes

A history of pill boxes

Still dotted around certain parts of the British landscape, the 'pillbox' was a key part of the hardened field defences established as part of the United Kingdom's defences against invasion during World War Two. This article will explore the history of pill boxes.