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Rome Kingdom to Empire: impact on Brittania to Judea

Rome had a Kingdom, then a Republic, then an Empire. What follows is the evolving significant people and events which resulted in the Empire. The last Kingdom monarch was Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, located in Ancient Rome. As a result of … Continue reading

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Debt as a Driving Force

Philip IV of France (born in Fontainebleau in 1268, the second son of Philip III. His mother (Isabella of Aragon) died when he was three and his stepmother, Marie de Brabant, allegedly preferred her own children to Philip and his … Continue reading

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Human Vulnerability

There have been three major outbreaks of plague. The Plague of Justinian in the 6th and 7th centuries is the first known attack on record, and marks the first firmly recorded pattern of bubonic plague. From historical descriptions, as much … Continue reading

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Coveted Gold

The motivation of humans to control others, destroy those who stand in their way, seems to spring from coveting that which belongs to others. I have researched the hunger for gold prior to the desire of Columbus to set sail … Continue reading

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Retaking the Iberian Peninsula (Reconquista)

The MAPS of the 750 AD period to 1492 reveal how the 800 years of Muslim rule as a Caliphate was eventually overthrown by use of mercenaries (Conquistadors) of the Monarchy in 1492.  These are fascinating maps, interactive and highly illuminating to … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part XII

George Wade – an example of a loyal military man, wholly anti Catholic, particularly anti Jacobite. When Wade was commissioned the British monarch was Protestant Dutch William and Mary (of Orange).  You get a feel for the kind of military experience a … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part XI

When Adam Smith was 17, Britain was at war against Spain, ostensibly due to an old grievance of a Captain Robert Jenkins. His merchant ship was boarded by Spanish coast guards and Jenkins had his ear sliced off by one of … Continue reading

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