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Hundred Years War Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The Hundred Years’ War

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  Since the Norman Conquest English kings were vassals of the kings of France. Hundred Years' War was an epic conflict between France and its mightiest vassal England for the French kingdom. According to historians,...
Battle of Bannockburn Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The Battle of Bannockburn

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  Lasting for two days, Battle of Bannockburn was one of the most important battles in the First War of Scottish Independence. It remains a popular and significant event in Scotland's history. Here are 10...
Peasants Revolt Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The Peasants’ Revolt

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  Peasants' Revolt began in Essex and soon became a major protest with people from varied sections of rural society participating in it. Also referred to as Wat Tyler's Revolt after the leader of the...
Irish Potato Famine Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The Irish Potato Famine

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  Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Famine, took place in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. It caused numerous deaths due to starvation and disease and led to mass emigration from the island....
Columbian Exchange Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The Columbian Exchange

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  Columbian Exchange is a term coined by Alfred W. Crosby in his revolutionary book The Columbian Exchange which was published in 1972. The term refers to the widespread exchange of animals, plants, human populations,...
Battle of Saratoga Facts Featured

Battle of Saratoga | 10 Facts About The Landmark Battle

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  The Battle of Saratoga refers to the two battles which were held near the town of Saratoga in Saratoga County, New York in September and October of 1777. According to historian Edmund Morgan, America's...
Battle of the Somme Facts Featured

Battle of the Somme | 10 Facts About The Deadly Battle

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  The Battle of the Somme was an important battle of World War I which took place on both sides of the river Somme in France in 1916. Also known as the Somme Offensive it...
The Rosetta Stone Facts Featured

Rosetta Stone | 10 Facts About The Key To Ancient Egypt

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  The Rosetta Stone is a 112.3 cm high, 75.7 cm wide and 28.4 cm thick fragment of a larger stele of granodiorite igneous rock. It created a sensation when it was rediscovered in 1799...
Pearl Harbor Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The Attack On Pearl Harbor

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  On the 7th of December 1941, Japan conducted a surprise attack against the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii which damaged all their 8 battleships and killed more than two thousand Americans. The...
Battle of Yorktown Facts Featured

Battle of Yorktown | 10 Facts About The Historic Battle

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  The Battle of Yorktown was one of the most important battles of the American Revolutionary War. It took place in 1781 and ended with American and French forces, led by George Washington and Comte...