Daily History Byte: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents

William Shakespeare remains one of the most enigmatic playwrights in history. A recently-discovered trove of documents indicates that Shakespeare sought to better himself as many of his contemporaries did. Archival papers show the Bard was interested in improving his social status. Source: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents…

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Daily History Byte: Art experts fear serious earthquake damage to historic Italian buildings

A serious 6.2 earthquake struck Italy on August 24. The dead number around 160, and countless homes and buildings have been destroyed. On top of that, there has also been considerable destruction to many historical churches and other structures. Much of the damage has occurred in Amatrice and surrounding areas.…

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An Interesting Contradiction: Visiting a Civil War Battlefield During the 4th of July Weekend

During the weekend of the 4th (the day celebrating America’s declaration of independence from the United Kingdom), my boyfriend and I found ourselves in northern VA visiting family. Following a discussion of what types of mischief we could get ourselves in, he suggested visiting the Manassas Battlefield National Park. The…

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