The Battle of Pharsalus was fought between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great. It took place near Pharsalus in Central Greece on August 9 48 BC and it was a decisive battle of Caesar’s Civil War. It led to Pompey suffering a great defeat and fleeing his camp and men.
After having conquered the Gallic tribes, Julius Caesar's relationship with the Roman Senate was a tense one, as the latter had ordered him to relinquish command of his legions. Caesar knew that obeying the Sen
Claudius was born on August 1 10 BC in Gaul, which made him the first Roman Emperor to be born outside of Italy. The emperor ruled from AD 41 to 54. During this period, he extended Roman rule in North Africa and made Britain a province.
Claudius, whose original name was Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus, was born in Gaul on the 1st August 10 BC. He was the son of Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia Minor, daughter of Marc Antony. During his early years, Claudius w
The Peace of Breda, also known as the Treaty of Breda, put an end to the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667). It was signed on July 31st, 1667, in the Dutch city of Breda by England, the Dutch Republic, France and Norway-Denmark. As a result, the Dutch gave New Netherland to England but still retained their monopoly in world trade.
The Second Anglo-Dutch War was caused by commercial tensions between England and the Dutch Republic over the control of the seas and trade routes.
The Battle of Alarcos was a battle between the Almohads, led by caliph Abu Yusuf Ya'qub al-Mansur, and the Castilians, ruled by Alfonso VIII. It took place on July 18 1195 in Alarcos, Spain, and resulted in the victory of the Almohads and the retreat of the Castilians to Toledo.
In 1190, the Almohad caliph Yaqub al-Mansur succeeded in repelling the attacks of the Castilians over the Muslim territories and an armistice was agreed upon. When the truce ended in 1194, King Alf
On July 12 1543, King Henry VIII married Catherine Parr (1512-1548) at Hampton Court Palace. Catherine was the last of the six wives of the king and the final queen consort of the House of Tudor. She is also the most-married English queen and the first woman to publish an original work under her name in English in England.
How did Henry VIII and Catherine Parr meet?
When Catherine’s second husband passed away in 1543, she became a rich widow. She then decided to use her mother’s frien