At around ten o’clock on November 1, 1755, somewhere out in the Atlantic Ocean, an enormous earthquake broke the earth’s crust deep under water. Soon, the buildings of Lisbon began to shake, then came a tsunami. David Chester describes it as “the largest documented seismic event to have struck Europe.”
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There have been times in American history when legislation so enraged its citizens that old political alliances were shattered and new political alignments produced new parties. The Kansas-Nebraska Act is one example.
The Book of Margery Kempe is considered to be the first autobiography ever written in the English language. It is perhaps one of the few accurate insights historians have into the life of a woman living in the Middle Ages. The Book of Margery Kempe lay forgotten for centuries until a copy was discovered.
It was the role of a life time. Portray one of history’s most famous generals – Field Marshal Bernard “Monty” Montgomery – on a stage that spanned two continents. The casting, however, had one small drawback. A bad review could cost thousands of lives. A good one could cost your own.
Can the arts (all forms of creative expression) serve as a means to study history? Alan Gowans suggested that one cannot study the history of art without also studying the history in art. The arts and history are interlocked in both time and space.