How and why the Hanseatic League eventually gave up its empire of board-stiff fish. Inquiring minds want to know!
The amazing story of how the Hansa people from Germany built a commercial and military empire...out of dried fish.
Every movie you have ever seen in your life came from this one.
Those are a lot of clothes to wear to the beach.
Another tidbit from the archives! I found this one in a book called The Climate of London by Luke Howard, one of the world's first meteorologists, [...]
I don't do a lot of ancient history on this blog, but Robert Horvat has done a great job on this article about the great [...]
Twenty-three years ago this weekend, on June 15, 1991, Mt. Pinatubo, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, erupted. This was the second-largest volcanic [...]
In the American history class I've been teaching this term we were recently talking about the importance of the kitchen and its fittings as a [...]
Robert Horvat has done some great articles, but he has really hit his stride with this reminiscence of New York City in the World War [...]
We're so used to seeing moving pictures of the distant past in scratchy, indistinct, black-and-white shadows that have the look of old, poorly-preserved [...]