Search Results: history channel vikings (7)

A Brief History This article presents a timeline for students of Western Civilization (History 112) at Ashland University. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.  After reading that article, please write a one or two sentence comment that demonstrates that you read the article. These comments or “thesis statements” are 1-2 sentence summaries of the article. They should include the most important aspects of each article. In other words, the thesis statement should include the individuals involved, the time period, and significance of the event. For example, if…

A Brief History This article presents a timeline of Ancient and Medieval World History for History 11050 at Kent State University at Stark.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper I. Introduction On October 3, 2012, a National Geographic explorer announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, one with vampire-like fangs! On December 18, 1912, Charles Dawson announced the discovery of the prehistoric missing link between ape and man! On July 10, 1997, British scientists in London conducted DNA tests on a Neanderthal skeleton…

A Brief History On March 28, 845 A.D., a Viking raiding party led by Ragnar Lodbrok (a.k.a. Lothbrok) sacked Paris, the future capital of France, proving that it was not just coastal towns that were susceptible to such raids.  As was typical, they were given an enormous ransom to leave. Digging Deeper Ragnar Lodbrok is also the star character of the current History Channel series Vikings, in which he is depicted as a semi-mythical Viking hero kind of a George Washington, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, King Arthur, Hercules, Theseus, Perseus, all rolled into one.  A first-class production, the television series has superb acting and…

A Brief History On September 14, 919, a united coalition of native Irish fought an epic battle against the Dublin based Vikings that had colonized Ireland, a battle known as Battle of Islandbridge.  An indication of how real leaders used to put their own lives at stake in the interest of their realm, a stunning total of 6 Irish kings died in the battle, including their overall leader, King Niall Glúndub, the overking of Northern Uí Néill (Northwestern Ireland) and High King of Ireland.  As indicated by the loss the 6 kings, the Irish lost the battle to the victorious…

A Brief History On May 31, 455, Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus was stoned to death by an angry mob, an ignoble end to a world leader.  Back on April 27 of this year History and Headlines featured “10 World Leaders That Met Gruesome Deaths.”  We teased about a sequel and here it is, 10 more leaders that did not end well.  Are there even more?  Tell us who else belongs on this list. Digging Deeper 10. Petronius Maximus, 455. Not a particularly good guy himself, Maximus was probably involved in the murders of other Roman leaders including the previous…

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