Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 29

The Execution of an English King and American Liberties

King Charles I on the Scaffold

Charles refused to plead, except before a lawful authority. “It is not my case alone,” he said; “it is the freedom and liberty of the people of England; and do you pretend what you will, I stand more for their liberties. For if power without law may make laws, and may alter the fundamental laws of the kingdom, I do not know what subject he is in England that can be sure of his life, or anything that he calls his own

Jan 24

Why are some books “missing” from Heritage History’s CD collection?


“If I buy the the entire collection of Heritage History’s Classical Curriculum and Library CDs, will I be getting all of the books in the Heritage Library? If not, which books are left out? I would love to see a place on your site with a list of these books, so that I could find, without a lot of searching, if we already have a book or not and if there was something that we might be interested in.”

Jan 19

The Massacre of a British Regiment


The battery was reached; but too late! All around it lay the dead gunners, and a goodly number of Zulus. With startling rapidity the foe had fallen upon the battery, surrounding it so that escape was impossible, and rushing upon the gunners with cruel ferocity. Hand to hand they fought, but the British were appallingly outnumbered, and at last not a man of them remained alive; rifles and assegais had done their work.

Jan 15

Targeting Civilians: A Zeppelin Attack on Britain

On January 19, 1915, Zeppelins crossed into Britain over the Norfolk coast and headed towards the British towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. The initial raids used both bombs and incendiary devices intended to start fires. Unprepared to deal with such a threat, the British military scrambled to build their defenses while terrified civilians wondered where to hide.

Jan 09

A Momentous January Wedding

marriage york

The most ancient of human institutions has an authority that may seem as wild as anarchy. Alone among all such institutions it begins with a spontaneous attraction; and may be said strictly and not sentimentally to be founded on love instead of fear. . . . Force can abolish what force can establish; self-interest can terminate a contract when self-interest has dictated the contract. But the love of man and woman is not an institution that can be abolished, or a contract that can be terminated. It is something older than all institutions or contracts, and something that is certain to outlast them all.

Jan 01

January 1st, the Day Roman Consuls Took Office


Have you ever wondered how January 1st become established as the beginning of a New Year? Among his many other achievements, Julius Caesar is responsible for reforming the Roman calendar to force it to align with the solar year. There have been minor changes since that time, but our modern calendar is very similar to …

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