In the 16th century, an age of great marine and terrestrial exploration, Ferdinand Magellan led the
first expedition to sail around the world. As a young Portuguese noble, he served the king of
Portugal, but he became involved in t
The Trojan War is one of the most famous wars in history. It is well known for the 10-year duration,
for the heroism of a number of legendary characters, and for the Trojan horse. What may not be
familiar, however, is the story of how the war b
Spain and England Conflict
Conflict had existed between Spain and England since the 1570s. England wanted a share of the
wealth that Spain had been taking from the lands it had claimed in the Americas.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, encouraged her staunch
"Terrestrial" means land. No choice here offers a synonym for "marine," e.g.
nautical/naval/water/seagoing, and no other choices match either marine or terrestrial.
"Quagmire" means literally a bog or marsh, and figuratively an involved sit
One of the most intriguing stories of the Russian Revolution concerns the identity of Anastasia, the
youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II. During his reign over Russia, the czar had planned to revoke
many of the harsh laws established
King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette
King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette ruled France from 1774 to 1789, a time when the
country was fighting bankruptcy. The royal couple did not let France's insecure financial situation
limit their immoderate
Mount Vesuvius, a volcano located between the ancient Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum,
has received much attention because of its frequent and destructive eruptions. The most famous of
these eruptions occurred in A.D. 79.
The Invention of the Airplane
Many great inventions are initially greeted with ridicule and disbelief. The invention of the airplane
was no exception. Although many people who heard about the first powered flight on December 17,
1903 were excited and impr