Marlene Wagner Alderson

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33 Welsh castles that are pretty much the best thing history ever did

From the motte and bailey castles of the Norman conquerors to the military fortresses of Edward I's Ring of Steel, Wales' castles are among the most …

Castles and Canines: Edinburgh Has Plenty of Both

As a former history major with a passion for all things British and only a week available for travel, Edinburgh seemed an ideal destination. The city itself is chock-full of sites and sights. Add to that the 15 or so castles in the surrounding area, and you have a vacation tailor-made for admiring …

European Travel

Tower House Castles of Medieval Europe

Tower of Hallbar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Photo by User:Supergolden from Wikimedia Commons<p>Castles in Europe have gone through several stages of …

A Visual History: Powerful Photos That Changed The World

By theodore, Nov 11, 2015<p>History has provided us with knowledge and insight that was only gained after going through tough times, crisis, desperation …

Ancient History

#BrusselsLockdown Cat Tweets Go Viral During Terrorism Raids

When Belgian police asked witnesses not to tweet officers' movements during raids targeting terrorism suspects across the country's capital, the Internet reacted in perhaps the only way it knows how: with cats.<p>Heeding Defense Minister Steven Vandeput's call, Belgians — and then seemingly the rest …