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Caribbean history – South America

By |2018-04-08T21:33:38+00:00September 8th, 2017|History, South America|

Arawak or Carib woman swimming with her kids ca. 1580 AD Arawak people had conquered the Caribbean islands about 300 BC. Then about 1200 AD, Carib people started trying to conquer the Arawak. In the middle of this process, with some islands Carib and others still Arawak, the first European invaders showed up to conquer them all. When Christopher [...]

What is cholera? History of disease and medicine

By |2017-09-06T17:31:15+00:00September 6th, 2017|Biology, Science|

Washing clothes in the river (India) Cholera (KOLL-uh-rah) is a very serious sickness. It probably first got started in India. People in India were dying of cholera by the time of Chandragupta, about 300 BC, and maybe earlier. Cholera epidemics in India usually got started during monsoons. During the monsoon, warm rain fell and raised the water [...]

Hanoverian England – Walpole and Pitt

By |2018-05-17T12:47:43+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Hanoverian England: King George I of England Why did the Hanoverians come from Germany to rule England? Because Queen Anne had no children, and no Catholic could be king or queen, when Anne died in 1717 AD there was nobody in England to inherit the throne. (More about Queen Anne) So Anne's cousin George - James I's great-grandson [...]