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Second Seminole War - History

Second Seminole War - History

Under the leadership of Chief Osceola, the Seminole Indians refused to be forcibly moved to Oklahoma territory. Instead, they retreated to the Florida Everglades. The Seminoles continued to resist relocation for seven years, until the backbone of their resistance was broken when their chief was captured under the guise of a flag of truce.

Martin Bormann

Martin Bormann

A detailed biography of Martin Bormann that includes images, quotations and the main facts of his life. Key Stage 3. GCSE Nazi Germany. A-level. Last updated: 5th August, 2018

The Starving Time

The Starving Time

From the beginning, the settlers at Jamestown faced immense difficulties, but some of their problems were of their own making. The initial choice of location was awful; their island home was little more than a malarial swamp during the summer months.Many original settlers were unaccustomed to manual labor and had to be mobilized under the stern leadership of John Smith and Thomas Dale.

Horsens Prison Museum

Horsens Prison Museum

Horsens Statsfængsel – Horsens State Prison – in the central Danish town of Horsens is an imposing building that dominates the entire area. It was opened in 1853 (with sister prison Vridsloselille opening in 1859) after widespread prison reforms were introduced three years earlier.The original intention of Horsens was to house Denmark’s worst prisoners but relatively soon after in 1875, it essentially became a correctional facility, admitting inmates on shorter sentences for lesser crimes.

North and South clash at the Battle of South Mountain

North and South clash at the Battle of South Mountain

General Robert E. Lee’s exhausted Confederate forces hold off the pursuing Yankees by closing two passes through Maryland’s South Mountain, allowing Lee time to gather his forces further west along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg.After the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia, in late August 1862, Lee decided to invade Maryland to raise supplies; he also hoped a decisive win would earn the South foreign recognition.

Voynich Manuscript Is Solved And This Time It’s Academic

Voynich Manuscript Is Solved And This Time It’s Academic

Claims of ‘cracking the code’ of the Voynich manuscript have lost their sheen somewhat over the last few years, with weak cases being presented from all and sundry.