Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1187 Siege of Jerusalem Begins The Kingdom of Jerusalem was established after the First Crusade along with several other…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 306 Constantine I is Declared Emperor of Rome By His Troops. Constantine was born in the Balkans and like…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1685 James Scott Duke of Monmouth declares himself King sparking the Monmouth Rebellion James Scott was Charles II’s illegitimate…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1430 Joan of Arc Captured by the Burgundians During the Hundred Years War, Burgundians, allied with the English, laid…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 44BC Julius Caesar Murdered Yes it is the Ides of March! Julius Caesar, then dictator of Rome after the…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1282 Peter III of Aragon Intervenes in the War of the Sicilian Vespers In 1266 a French Army under…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1553 Jane Grey Deposed as Queen of England Jane Grey was a great-granddaughter of Henry VII and a cousin…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1431 Joan d’Arc Is Burned At The Stake Born a peasant in rural France during the later part of…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1653 Oliver Cromwell Dissolves the Rump Parliament At the end of the English Civil War in 1648 the Long…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 69 Vespasian Declared Emperor After the suicide of Nero in 68 Rome was plunged into what was called The…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 1692 The Last Convicted Witches Hanged In Salem The Salem Witchcraft trials resulted in the execution of 20 persons,…

Today In History Reading List

                In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 79 BC – Mount Vesuvius Erupts One of the larges volcanic…

Today In History Reading List

In our Today In History Reading List feature, we take the events of a particular day in history and try to give you a work of fiction and a work of non-fiction relating to those events. 598 Avars Lift the Siege of Tomis Part of the larger Balkan Campaign of Byzantine emperor Maurice. The Avars,…