Coats of Arms

Have you ever seen a family coats of arms or do you have one yourself? If you do, I might disappoint you - most people who have used coats of arms during history both for ornamental and other uses didn't think too much about their actual accuracy and right use. Whenever a crest could be found on a warrior's helmet it was mistakenly considered to be a family crest.

The Renaissance

I would not argue that we are experiencing a renaissance, but the digital revolution is ushering in profound changes in the ways we think, act, and live, both as individuals and as societies. Furthermore, I would argue that these changes are completely unprecedented and the implications of the revolution mark nothing less than a whole new stage of evolution for humankind.

Organ Piece Celebrates Victory Of Men In Battle 1776

Revolutionary War Battle Makes Its Way Into Early American Organ Repertoire By the 1770's, a group of men of the fledgling colonies were working to establish a new country-to declare the group of thirteen colonies independent of the rule of England. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed by a group of men committed to the establishment of the United States of America.

Stamp Collecting Spans Generations

If you really want to get to know someone, ask them to tell you about their favorite hobby or collection. Those that collect their preferred collectables are usually passionate about their interest, leading some psychologists to believe that a hobby or collecting as essential for happiness and stability. Finding an empty space is difficult for John, a longtime stamp collector who resides in Texas.

The Beginnings of the Saxons of Transylvania

King Geza II of Hungary needed people and issued an invitation to the German population to come and settle in his land. They did so over the next few centuries. King Geza had reason to ask them to come. His southern lands were sparely populated and he needed more people to protect his borders. The Tartars, Mongols, and Turks presented a threat to his country, as the tended to invade from the south.

Mr Hearn and Japanese Spooky Stories

His name is Patrick Lafcadio Hearn; however, he also has a Japanese name, Yakumo Koizumi. He loved Japan, lived in Japan, and married a Japanese woman. Old Japanese folklore attracted him, and he wrote this folklore in English. He was dedicated to preserving the Japanese folklore, which would have been lost otherwise. After being educated in England, France, and the United States, he had come to Japan in 1890 where he worked as an English teacher in Shimane prefecture, which is located on the western side of Honshu Island.

Peter Pan - A Synopsis of an Enduring Classic

Introduction This is one story that has been told and retold hundreds of times over the last century. Peter Pan and the other characters of J.M. Barrie's story have entertained audiences since 1904 when the play was staged for the first time. Since then, they have found their way into stage musicals, live as well as animated motion pictures, television programs and even a ballet.

The Funk Brother Article: Why Life Cannot Wait For Our Active Participation

Think about this, we get what we all deserve, even if we do think we deserve better. We get out of it all what we do put into it. You get mediocre, you put into it mediocre. You get great, you put great in. My point is that we are at cause and effect (in that order) no matter what. Sure, I could make it a little less realistic and more in line with the egoism of people, but then, I would be perpetuating a hoax that has existed too long.

The Most Famous Spanish Explorers

In looking at history, we owe much of what we know about the world today to the voyages that explorers in the Elizabethan Age took. With their skill, ambition and bravery, uncharted areas of the world were discovered. The conqueror's goal to find gold, silver and spices established the first avenues of communication between different races. Here are some of the most accomplished conquerors and their achievements.

Irish Tap Dancing History

The origins of Irish tap dancing or step dancing are lost in the mists of time. It is pleasing to imagine that in the ancient courts of the Irish Kings boys and girls were dancing and tapping their feet to the sound of handmade flutes or whistles. The practice of dancing with the body and arms held still can be seen in hornpipes and jigs danced by sailors.

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