Flavio Castellani

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The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

The U.K. firm that took ‘fake news to the next level’ using private information from 50M Facebook profiles

The Canadian who blew the whistle on an alleged propaganda scheme using a data mining breach at Facebook says it “took fake news to the next …

We laugh at Russian propaganda. But Hollywood history is just as fake

From Churchill to Getty, the trust we rely on to interpret the world is being corroded by an entertainment industry that has lost faith in fiction<p>She staggers on to the screen, blood streaming from her face. Some of her wounds are flesh ones, but others are deep. Nobody cares, because her …

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NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

8 minutes ago<p>New Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo discusses his top qualities at quarterback.<p>14 minutes ago<p>ESPN didn't have …

Martin Luther and the Long March to Freedom of Conscience

The father of the Protestant Reformation was a flawed prophet, but his voice was vital in the struggle for religious liberty.<p>There is no simple explanation for why, 500 years ago, an obscure German monk decided to risk all and challenge the authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church. But by …

The Buried Secrets of the World’s Very First Lighthouse

For 1600 years, the Pharos stood on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea guiding ships into the port of Alexandria, before an earthquake consigned it …

How an Iroquois Chief Helped Write the U.S. Constitution

History has largely forgotten Canasatego, the Iroquois chief who eloquently introduced American colonists to the federalist ideas that would shape …

Bill Of Rights

Why Pakistan and India remain in denial 70 years on from partition

The division of British India was poorly planned and brutally carried out, as fear and revenge attacks led to a bloody sectarian ‘cleansing’<p>On 3 June 1947, only six weeks before British India was carved up, a group of eight men sat around a table in New Delhi and agreed to partition the south Asian …

India

The Enduring Suspicion of Secrets in American Politics

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Government

‘It was an ancient form of sex tourism’

Men of antiquity worshipped Aphrodite by having sex with her temple maids at Paphos on Cyprus. Now the site is receiving new recognition, writes Andrea Watson.<p>In 2017, Paphos will enjoy the title of European Capital of Culture<i>.</i> Who would have believed that this holiday resort in Western Cyprus, a …

Ancient History

New Evidence Could Rewrite The History of China’s Terracotta Warriors

Inspired by the Greeks.<p>The 8,000 terracotta warriors that have kept watch over the tomb of China’s first emperor for more than 2,000 years were the …

Archaeology

Finding HMS Terror: the Franklin Expedition and making sense of the past

Earlier this month it was announced that the long-lost ship of Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS <i>Terror</i>, had been discovered in the northern …

Capitalism and Democracy [part 1]

Let’s begin with a discomforting fact often forgotten in recent years: ‘free market’ capitalism is not necessarily the best friend of democracy. …

Dustin Hoffman: ‘I was an outsider. I came to New York and I was cleaning toilets’

Even after The Graduate made him a superstar, he always saw himself as a ‘funny looking semitic guy’ on the fringes of fame. Five decades on he talks about racism and the movies, how Tootsie made him a feminist and why he wishes he was Jack Nicholson<p>Last Sunday evening, Dustin Hoffman wasn’t at the …

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Rare early map of Canada, drawn by Samuel de Champlain in 1612, recovered after theft by collector

It is one of history’s first representations of the land that would become Canada.<p>The Geographic Map of New France, drawn up in 1612 by Samuel de …

17th-century nuns on the run

James Kelly shows how a surprisingly large number of Catholic women fled Protestant England to join European convents in the 17th and 18th</i> …

University of London

Love and marriage in Tudor England

It is a period famed for the high-profile marriages of Henry VIII and his six wives, but what of nuptials lower down the social pecking order? Here, …

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Italy

General Sherman’s Total War

To read this article in full you need to be either a print + archive subscriber, or else have purchased access to the online archive.<p>If you are …

History

Medieval Rome 900 -1150

Rome in the middle ages was much more than just the city of Popes. In a new book Chris Wickham tells the story of the city 900 – 1150<p>Medieval Rome: …

The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce

A World War I interlude among British and German troops shows how even bitter foes can work out rituals of cooperation<p>By<p>Robert M. Sapolsky<p><i>On Christmas morning we stuck up a board with ‘A Merry Christmas’ on it. The enemy had stuck up a similar one…. Two of our men then threw their equipment off and</i> …

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