The Battle of New Orleans

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Hero Tales from American History, by Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt. When, in 1814, Napoleon was overthrown and forced to retire to Elba, the

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The Story of Henry Hudson

Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from The Awakening of Europe, by M.B. Synge (published 1903) “To achieve what they have undertaken, or else to give reason wherefore it will not be.”

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How England Became Christian

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, by Charles Morris (published 1896). One day, in the far-off sixth century, a youthful deacon of the Roman Church walked into the

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Trafalgar and the Death of Nelson

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, Vol. IV, by Charles Morris (published 1896) From the main peak of the flag ship Victory hung out Admiral Nelson’s famous signal,

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Man of the West: Daniel Boone

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Hero Tales from American History, by Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt Daniel Boone will always occupy a unique place in our history as the

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The Crowning of Charlemagne

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, Vol. 6, by Charles Morris (published 1896). Charlemagne, the great king, had built himself an empire only surpassed by that of ancient

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Film Review: Alien Covenant

  Editor’s note:  This review contains spoilers.   When Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise to direct the first prequel movie, Prometheus, he chose to explore an intriguing idea implicit in

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Boadicea, the Heroine of Britain

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, by Charles Morris (published 1896). Prasutagus, the king of the Icenians, a tribe of the ancient Britons, had amassed much wealth in

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Caesar and the Pirates

Editor’s Note:  The following is excerpted from Plutarch’s Life of Caesar (Dryden’s translation as revised by A. H. Clough, published 1905). After Sylla became master of Rome, he wished to make Caesar

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