Venice is an interesting and important city that is located off the coast of Italy. This city is built on 118 small, swampy, malaria-infested islands. How could people survive here? How could such a thriving and wonderful city such as Venice is today, rise from bogs? Continue reading “Venice”
Month: September 2014
Three of the most important Renaissance artists were Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. These were all very accomplished artists who sought to perfect their works in different ways. Continue reading “Three Renaissance Artists”
The Reformation was composed of people like the famous Reformer John Calvin; people who simply suggested that the Church make some reforms in its organization. For this, many were persecuted. Continue reading “The Reformation”
Harold Godwinson, the future king of England, was sailing on a ship off the coast of southern England when a tempest drove him away from shore. He and his fellow sailors were stranded on the coast of France. There he and his companions were found by Duke William of Normandy, a man who aspired to the throne of England. Continue reading “The Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings”
Plymouth Colony and the famous Mayflower were founded by the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims invented Thanksgiving and negotiated peaceful terms with the Indians.
James I of England, the successor of Elizabeth I, made changes in the Church of England. Some people did not like these changes, so they left for Leiden, Holland. These were henceforward known as Pilgrims. Continue reading “Plymouth Colony”
Nicolaus Copernicus was the man who invented the theory known as heliocentricity. Helio meaning ‘sun’ and centric meaning ‘center.’ He was a genius and was able to prove his theories in his book. Continue reading “Nicolaus Copernicus”