Tis the season to wonder why Christmas is celebrated when it is. The unfortunate answer is that we don’t really know, and with no consistent clues in the Bible, all we have is speculation. Thankfully, we do at least know who declared 25th December as Christ’s birthday.Read More Who Decided that Christmas Would be Celebrated on 25th December?
The capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, Bologna is a historical goldmine for lovers of obscure but important history. The city enjoyed great success during the Medieval period, but perhaps the most interesting thing is the Liber Paradisus, otherwise known as the Heaven Book. Dating back to 1256 – and beating Britain and the […]Read More The Heaven Book that Abolished Slavery
In this week, Flavius Aetius was assassinated by Emperor Valentinian III, just three years after commanding the last great victory of Western Rome. Born in modern-day Bulgaria in 391 AD, by the time of his death in 454 AD he’d cemented himself as one of the greatest military commanders of the classical era. In the space […]Read More This Week in History: The Last of the Romans is Murdered
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.Read More Ye Olde Snippets: There’s No Place Like Rome