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Bamburgh Castle: Medieval Fortification in England

Bamburgh Castle occupies a strong defensive position on top of a long volcanic crag overlooking the North Sea. The site has been occupied since pre-historic times and, by the late Iron Age, was an important settlement of the Votadini tribe. A beacon was established on the site during the Roman era and it is possible Bamburgh acted as part of the warning system associated with the Saxon Shore defenses [...]

By | 2017-11-09T07:06:19+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Secret Project: V-3 Super Weapon

The V3 Secret Project was not a missile project but a massive cannon, also known as the "London gun" and "V-3 cannon". It was designed to lob shells from it site on the coast of France across the English Channel and hit London. The Secret Project V-3 Hochdruckpumpe (aka HDP, 'Fleissiges Lieschen'; 'Tausend Fussler') was a supergun designed by Saar Roechling during World War II. The 140 m long cannon [...]

By | 2017-11-08T07:19:09+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Golden State Serial Killer, Night Stalker

While not as well known as the Zodiac Killer or the Night Stalker, the Golden State Killer is one of California's creepy serial killers. Between 1976 and 1986, he committed at least 45 rapes, 12 murders, and 120 residential burglaries throughout California, and then disappeared without a trace. Who is the Golden State Killer? He preyed on women in their bedrooms, he was known to make disturbing phone calls [...]

By | 2017-11-07T08:21:17+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Leeds Castle: Medieval Fortification in Kent, England

Leeds Castle in Kent, England, has been called the “loveliest castle in the world”. Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence, and a royal palace. Its situation is stunning, set on two islands in a magnificent lake. The Royal Manor was originally built in 857AD and owned by a Saxon royal family. After the Norman Conquest, work began on building the [...]

By | 2017-11-06T07:22:29+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in annexed Polish areas during World War II. It consisted of Auschwitz I (the original camp), Auschwitz II–Birkenau (a combination concentration/extermination camp), Auschwitz III–Monowitz (a labor camp to staff an IG Farben factory), and 45 satellite camps. Auschwitz I was first constructed to hold Polish political prisoners, who began [...]

By | 2017-12-05T21:24:39+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Spis Castle: Medieval Fortification in Slovakia

In the lands of Spis, the north-western region of Eastern Slovakia, the large Spis castle is standing proudly on the hill above the plebs. The Spis Castle was built some 900 years ago, in the 12th century, on the site of an earlier castle. As an important political, economic and cultural center for this part of Kingdom of Hungary, several kings and families owned the castle. Now, a property of [...]

By | 2017-11-29T14:06:18+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , |0 Comments

Philadelphia Experiment: An Alleged Military Experiment

Almost everyone has heard of the Philadelphia Experiment, although the number of people who actually have any idea as to what it was all about are nowhere near as numerous. The Experiment seems to fall into the same realm as the Kennedy Assassination; clouded by rumor and supposition, the exact truth of either incident will probably never be known. Both events are also plagued by a mass of incorrect [...]

By | 2017-11-03T07:15:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Historical Mysteries, World War II|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Pena Palace Castle: Romantic Castle in Portugal

The Pena Palace (Portuguese: Palácio da Pena) is a Romanticist castle in São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal. The Pena Palace castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day, it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. Sintra also spelled Cintra, town, western Portugal. It is [...]

By | 2017-11-02T07:17:11+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Irma Grese: Blond Female SS Beast

The female guards at Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Ravensbrück are less well known than their male counterparts, but they were no less brutal. You don’t have to look too hard to find horrifying stories about Nazis. However, one of the craziest stories revolves around a woman that not many people are aware of: Irma Grese, an S.S. officer who was so evil and heinous that even other Nazis thought she [...]

By | 2017-11-01T07:09:51+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Alnwick Castle: Medieval Fortification in England

The castle Alnwick was first mentioned in 1136 when it was captured by King David I of Scotland. At this point, it was described as "very strong". It was besieged in 1172 and again in 1174 by William the Lion, King of Scotland and William was captured outside the walls during the Battle of Alnwick. Eustace de Vesci, Lord of Alnwick, was accused of plotting with Robert Fitzwalter against [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:06:33+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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