Category Archives: European History

Reformation500: Reformers After Luther

When we started this month’s theme, I wrote about a couple of “reformers” before Martin Luther and before 1517. Today’s post looks beyond Luther and briefly introduces some other reformers. In Luther’s biography, we noted that he didn’t always get … Continue reading

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13 Things To Know About Martin Luther

This week we’ve rounded up thirteen things to know about Martin Luther from the biographies we’ve been reading. This post is not a comprehensive biography but hopefully will give you some conversation points or historical facts to share with family … Continue reading

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Reformation500: A Primary Source

We hear about Martin Luther and the 95 Theses that launched the Reformation. And I always wondered what that document actually said. Today’s blog post is a primary source. It’s a translation of Luther’s statements, and you can study, scan, … Continue reading

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Reformation500: An Introduction

It’s Reformation500 this month. That’s right. Five hundred years since the Protestant Reformation officially began in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five statements to the door of the Catholic Church, forever changing religious and world history. Since it’s the … Continue reading

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A Dozen Facts You Should Know About The War Of 1812

The loss of its colonies frustrated Britain. After-all, those 13 American colonies had been a major source of income for the mother country. Now, the United States wanted to trade and make money (and complete) with Britain, and that wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About The Barbary Wars

So, America built six frigates, but those weren’t the only warships in the fledging navy. The Barbary Wars tend to be forgotten conflicts in overview studies of U.S. History, but they are incredibly important for understanding diplomacy and America’s earliest … Continue reading

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