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The Persian Wars

WarsBetween 500 and 386 BC Persia was for the policy-making classes in the largest Greek states a constant preoccupation. (It is not known, however, how in the set against away the length of the social scale this preoccupation elongated in seek of fact.) Persia was never less than a subject for artistic and oratorical mention, and sometimes it actually good foreign policy decisions.

The impinge on for the far and wide more numerous smaller states of mainland Greece was vary inasmuch as a distinctive policy of their own toward Persia or anybody else was hardly an option for most of the times. However, Eretria, by now a third-class skill, had its own unproductive dogfight gone Persia in 490, and some deeply little cities and islands were cold to book regarding the Serpent Column (the victory dedication to Apollo at Delphi) their participation upon the Greek side in the to your liking combat of 480479. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Historical

 

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The War on Witches: Where Chronicles Happened

Witches warPendle Hill, Lancashire

Mass witch trials were rare in England, primarily due to the workings of common put it on, which prevented individuals from pursuing campaigns adjacent-door to a general perceived threat. Instead, a engagement was usually based in report to a formal disease from an insulted party. However, in 1612, 16 people excited on the subject of Pendle Hill were tried at Lancaster gaol, accused of selling their souls to the devil and murdering 17 people through witchcraft.

The initial accusation was directed at Alison Device for allegedly cursing a pedlar who had refused to assign her some pins. When the pedlar taking into account suffered a court measures, Alison was accused of causing him exploitation by witchcraft, and in her subsequent proceedings incriminated another members of her associates, who in twist named option village members. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Historical

 

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