Before I studied history I didn’t know a lot about certain periods, one of which was the apparent gap between the time of the Romans and the beginning of the true Medieval period. Eventually I found out that this is known as ‘The Migration Period’. This period of history is often overlooked in many places, … More What Is The Migration Period? – Part 1: The Romans and The Goths
This post will try to discuss the history of the Early Christian Church, from its birth to around 325 A.D. It will discuss how the church was viewed, and what it was actually like before it became a state religion of the Roman Empire. It is widely known that the Catholic Church soon rose to … More Some information on the Early Christian Church
Whilst getting ready for this paper I was quietly watching the television, late at night, when a story came to help me. The show was a documentary about Waterloo. The story was, roughly, about a private and his food on the morning of the battle, or rather, about the lack of food. So as the … More Napoleon’s Forgotten Tin Cans
Jokes about inbreeding and incest are common in discussions about royalty, for non-historians such jokes can actually be some of the basis of their knowledge about royalty. However why royalty decided to choose incestuous unions and what the effects of such unions are less considered. This is despite incest and inbreeding being apparent across the … More Incest and Royalty: The Reasons and the Effects
So what is a Modern historian doing writing about a man who lived from 106 BC to 43 BC. Well as you may have seen from earlier posts, this month we are all writing out of our comfort zones. Now I have a confession to make. Ancient Rome and Greece is not really out of … More Cicero-a man of the republic and a great historical source!
With a process as natural as childbirth, handy women and midwives were a common feature from the beginning of history. Even without medical training or basic knowledge of anatomy women were present at friends and families birth to help or hinder regardless of nation wide mortality. However from Medieval era there was little distinction between … More The Evolution of Midwifery
Hello everyone! I have been set a challenge! I have to say, this one is a little out of my field, but I had a go, and I must say it was rather interesting. My challenge was to research Caligula. For those of you modern history people like myself I am ashamed to say that … More Caligula – Tyrant or Victim?
The Praetorian Guard is one of the most famous bodyguards in history. Founded by Augustus in 31 BC to guard the holder of the office known as Princeps or ‘First Citizen’ that would later be known by the military title ‘Emperor’, it’s access to the emperor, and position as the only armed force in Rome … More The Praetorian Guard and the Downfall of the Roman Empire.
Throughout his decade-long reign from AD 69 to 79, Vespasian actively refuted any claims of divinity and moves toward an imperial cult within the borders of Rome, but made little attempt to dispel divine worship of himself in the provinces in a bid to reinforce the central focus on Rome and the emperor as an … More ‘Oh Dear, I Think I’m Becoming A God’: Vespasian and the Divine
Chapter; Gods and Goddesses The text includes subjects that most readers would have knowledge about, for example; gladiators,gods and goddesses and emperors. It also includes debateably lesser known subjects such as; craftsmen and artists, farmers and food makers and Roman children. “Although technically written for children ages twelve and up,The Ancient Romans; Their Lives and … More Review of The ancient Romans: Their lives and their world by Paul Roberts