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If there is a popular image of George II, it derives from the Whig historians of the 19th century, who established him as the counterpoint to their chief subject of 18th-century interest, his grandson and successor, George III. Claims that George III...

The story of Saint William of York A disputed election as archbishop of York and a mysterious death. Those are the headlines from the tragic life of today’s saint. Born into a powerful family in 12th-century England, William seemed destined for great...

Kurt Tucholsky „ In Deutschland gilt derjenige, der auf den Schmutz hinweist, für viel gefährlicher als derjenige, der den Schmutz macht. “ Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935)

Franz Jaegerstaetter Called to serve his country as a Nazi solider, Franz eventually refused, and this husband and father of three daughters–Rosalie, Marie and Aloisia–was executed because of it. Born in St. Radegund in Upper Austria, Franz lost his father...

The Norman Times: King John quarreled with the barons and the clergy. The Pope said that he must be turned off the throne But John made his peace and continued to do as he pleased. In 1215, the barons forced him to put his seal to Magna Carta. Magna Carta...

A cat to entertain but brings itself About to jump then springs away to freedom

A Summer day and already the sun is out. We sing a lovely song before our breakfast. Then out to play whilst a breeze can calm Smile at our neighbours that cycle by Then busy paint a colourful butterfly A Summer's day begins so nicely

Richard I defeated Saladin but he could not win Jerusalem back. When the Crusaders came home they brought back new ideas about building, warfare and castles. They also brought carpets, sugar, and fruits such as lemons. In the East, they also learned about...

Joan of Arc famous among all Christians and non-Christians for her unique place in European history, was brought up like any other peasant girl in Domrémy, France. She did not learn how to read or write, but was able to recite the Creed, the Our Father,...

Die Lokomotive aus Steinen „Morgen wollen wir eine Lokomotive ansehen“, sagt Herr Lehmann. „Fein! Auf dem Bahnhof ist es schön“, ruft Inge. „Nein, diese Lokomotive steht nicht auf dem Bahnhof. Es ist eine Lokomotive aus großen Steinen.“ „Eine Lokomotive...

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