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Here, we will delight you with information, curiosities, history and legends from locations across Europe. Everything can be seen by those whose eyes have the power to observe… follow us and we will show you where to look!

St. George and the Dragon

St. George and the Dragon I find the small island nation that I was born upon a miracle. We have punched above our weight on issues ranging from politics, to ethics and science for the last 1000 years. We have a Royal Family that is a dynastic miracle. England has a History that is rich, […]

St. Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland

What is a Patron Saint? It is estimated that every 17th March, thirteen million pints of Guiness are drank world wide. Thirteen million! That is a huge amount! What is so special about the 17th March I hear you ask? Well, this is St. Patrick’s day, so called to mark the day the real St. […]

The “real” Macbeth and Shakespeare

The “real” Macbeth Most of us are at least familiar with the name Macbeth. In fact, I would go as far as to say he is probably the most famous Scottish king in History. He’s certainly the most famous pre-twelfth century Scottish monarch, go ahead, try and name another one… Most of us are familiar […]

Earl Sigurd the Mighty

The Orkney Islands Off the Northernmost tip of Scotland lies the beautiful Orkney Islands. This cluster of rocky land masses are awe inspiring. Whilst they are beautiful, they are also rugged. The weather can turn on the cusp of a penny this far North and the waves have proven fatal to more than one sailor […]

Gavrilo Princip: One man who changed History

The village of Obljaj On the border, Croatia shares with Bosnia & Herzegovina nestles a small village called Obljaj (Pronounced “Ob-lee-aj” if you were wondering). It is a pretty little village. Home to around two and a half thousand residents, it is quaint. The houses are constructed from a mixture of stone and locally felled […]

Francis Drake and the Elizabethan Period

Francis Drake and the Elizabethan Period   Queen Elizabeth I is one of the rare monarchs who’s very persona defines an era. The period between 1558 – 1603 is known as the Elizabethan age and is considered to be a renaissance for England, defined by reforms in education, writers such as William Shakespeare and swashbuckling […]

The Lady who saved Sigismund’s life

The Lady who saved King Sigismund’s life The lady who saved King Sigismund’s life was Lady Cecille Rozgonyi. She came to the rescue of King Sigismund (1368-1437)  in 1428. It happened during the siege of Galambóc / Golubac Castle. Treason in 1428: the king was betrayed Now, Galambóc (Голубац/Golubac, Taubenberg, Gögerdsinlik) is a settlement in […]

The Great fire of London and the Butterfly Effect

The Great fire of London The city of London, that has stood for almost two thousand years, was brought to its knees in 1666 during The Great fire of London. The city was nearly completely destroyed. The fire ravaged 436 acres of the capital city. It destroyed over 13,000 houses and dwellings. It caused the […]

Ghosts of the London Underground

The London Underground Every day the trains running under England’s capital city transport approximately five million passengers across the nation’s metropolis. The London Underground consists of 402 kilometres and 270 stations. It was built under King Edward VII’s reign in 1863 and has consistently evolved, developed and expanded every decade hereafter. To some it is […]

Berlin, a city steeped in History

Berlin, a city steeped in History Berlin is an amazing city for History enthusiasts. Around every corner the architecture changes and reflects another period of this amazing city. Although this is the case in other cities I have visited, I have never seen it to quite such an extent. One moment you are walking through […]