For a website devoted to historical (or quasi-historical) topics, I've never actually posted a biography. Well, that has now officially changed. The person I have chosen to be my first to have his life discussed? General Sir Frank Walker Messervy (1893-1974), an officer in the British Indian Army who served in both World Wars. From … Continue reading General Messervy: A Biography
Next week is (for me) the Feast of Trumpets, known in Hebrew as Yom Teruah. (See Feast Calendar.) It'll be held on a similar date by Rabbinic Judaism. Coming up is the anniversary of one of the greatest acts of heroism of the Second World War: the rescue of over 90% of Denmark's Jewish population... … Continue reading How the Danes Saved the Jews
When I reblogged Leave Me A Link and I’ll Share Your Page!!, I promised to share a post from anyone who left me their site link. I shared 3 in Links; today, I share one of Jesse's Rational Christian Discernment posts: Why Did God Call For The Extermination Of The Canaanite People? https://rationalchristiandiscernment.blogspot.com/2019/07/why-did-god-call-for-extermination-of.html Well worth … Continue reading Why Did God Call For The Extermination Of The Canaanite People?
The Holocaust was one of the largest mass murders in history. Between 1941 and 1945, Germany's Nazi regime rounded up Jews and other "undesirables" into concentration camps, where 17 million people (6 million Jews - i.e. two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population - and 11 million non-Jews) were murdered. It's one of the most well-documented genocides … Continue reading Refuting Holocaust Deniers
The question is of course anachronistic; considering that he was born in 1284, ascended the throne in 1307, and was deposed and imprisoned in 1327, I think we can assume that old Ed is well and truly dead. But when did he die? After he was deposed by his wife Isabella and her lover Roger … Continue reading Did Edward II Die?
Hy-Brasil, also known as Brasil (and a few other variant spellings) is a legendary island said to have existed off the coast of Ireland. Supposedly, it's shrouded in mist almost all of the time, the mist lifting for only one day every 7 years (I wonder if Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue got ideas … Continue reading The Mystery of Hy-Brasil – The Disappearing Island