In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.
Two new episodes of Second Decade trace the history of America's most famous address from 1809 to 1861.
On July 8, 1822, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the English poet, drowned in a sudden storm in the Gulf of Spezia, in Italy. His body washed [...]
Here are two very different views of the same place--a patch of ground in Paris with a very macabre and interesting history.
Seeing the ancient stones of people long dead puts in perspective what's important in life.
This article is from Mimi Matthews's blog, which presents fashion history from the 19th century in a very interesting, engaging visual style. Here is her [...]
There has been a very interesting historical and archaeological discovery recently at the University of Virginia: a fireplace hearth, used for chemistry classes, discovered behind [...]
A quiet bookshop in 19th century Amsterdam is the setting for this interesting painting, created by an actor.
You can almost hear the cannons booming in this classic naval painting by Aivazovsky.
The wife of the 5th President was charming but very shy and retiring. What was her impact on history?