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Henry VIII of England – The Tudors

By |2018-04-11T09:31:50+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Henry VIII When Henry VII died in 1509, his son Henry VIII became king of England. He was only 18 years old, but he grabbed his power and ran with it. Like the Ottoman sultans, like Francis I in France, and like Charles Quint in the rest of Europe at the same time, Henry VIII worked to make his country more [...]

Chinese Science History – Ming and Qing Dynasties

By |2018-04-18T09:54:11+00:00June 4th, 2017|China, Science|

During the Ming Dynasty, not many scientists were working in China; most people who wanted to do science moved west to the big universities of Central Asia. But when Jesuit missionaries from Europe brought newly invented telescopes to China in 1615 AD, Chinese astronomers were just as excited about it as the Western astronomers had [...]