What the Saints Drank and Monks Brewed

Whiskey, tequila, and sparkling wine all have their origins in monasteries; in fact, Dom Pérignon was invented by a Benedictine monk Perignon who cried out to his fellow monks: “Brothers, come quickly. I am drinking stars!”

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Curtis LeMay: Hero or War Criminal?

Gen. Curtis LeMay ordered the Firebombing of Tokyo, killing more Japanese civilians in one night than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, but he likely accelerated the end of World War Two. Did his means justify the end?

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Dusko Popov: The Real-Life James Bond

Dusko Popov— a double agent for Germany and MI6 who spent his two salaries on the pursuit of actresses, models, and female spies—tried to warn the US of a surprise Japanese attack in the months before Dec. 7, 1941

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

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World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols

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