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What if the gunpowder plot had succeeded?

<i>Kit Harington as plotter Robert Catesby in the BBC drama ‘Gunpowder’. (Image Credit: BBC / Kudos)</i><p>Advertisement<p>The 1605 gunpowder plot to assassinate …

World History

TIMELINE: 100 years of Balfour - Region - World

<b>1516</b><p>The Ottomans seize Palestine from the Mamelukes and incorporate it within the Empire<p><b>1596</b><p>The Ottomans begin compiling detailed taxation records …

Top 10 Reasons to Use a High Tunnel or Hoop House

A high tunnel is a plastic-covered structure that is used to grow crops. It can be temporary or set in place. Crops are usually grown in the ground …

Photographer Recreates Old Portraits of Her Female Ancestors, Spanning 200 Years, And It's Very Cool

Los Angeles-based photographer Christine McConnell has created a wonderfully unique family album by recreating a series of portraits of different …

11 Fun — and Cheap! — Things to Do on Your Next Trip to Denver

If you think Denver is only a place to go if you like to ski, you're sorely mistaken. There's quite a bit to do in this big little city, especially if you love to eat and drink. The mountain town has a lot to offer visitors, but perhaps the best part about this city is just how damn friendly the …

Why and How We Use Comfrey at Our Country Home - Homesteading and Livestock

Comfrey is a celebrity plant among homesteaders for its healing properties, its composting acceleration, its soil-building abilities, and its use as …

Livestock

Rx for Old Apple Trees - Organic Gardening

When I first wandered into the woods of my homestead, I was surprised to amble into a small stand of ancient apple trees hidden in a larger gathering …

Gardening

How To Become a Professional Genealogist

Do you think that the genealogical profession is one that you will enjoy? Follow these simple steps to see if you have the necessary skill, …

Growing Leeks from Sowing to Harvest - Organic Gardening

<i>Photo by Getty Images/Grahamphoto23</i><p>Leeks are hardy enough to grow outdoors through winter in most regions. You can make the harvest period last from …

Gardening

Huáscar and Atahualpa Inca Civil War

From 1527 to 1532, brothers Huáscar and Atahualpa fought over the Inca Empire. Their father, Inca Huayna Capac, had allowed each to rule a part of …

This Farmer Hopes To Change Everything About How We Grow Food

Factory farming and year-round crops are putting strains on our farmland and producing subpar food. These cheap, fast, and degenerative methods are only optimal if you ignore the damage it’s doing to our environment and the nutrition it’s stripping from our food. Moreover, that cheap price tag …

Farming

1066: A Timeline of the Norman Conquest

Norman knights and archers at the Battle of Hastings depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry<p>To help you get ready for our <b>Special Issue on the Norman Conquest</b> …

The Ottoman Sultans Were Not Very Turkish

The Ottoman Empire ruled over what is now Turkey and a large portion of the eastern Mediterranean world from 1299 until 1923. The rulers, or sultans, …

Get off-grid & emergency power from this solar briefcase & battery packs

<b>The HANS Solar Briefcase and PowerPack systems do double duty by supporting the Billions in Change movement.</b><p>We've come a long way in terms of remote …