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Roman Triumph in the Republican Era
The Roman triumph was one including military, religious and political aspects. Holding a triumph was the highest honour for a Roman, the peak of a political career. There is no question that it evolved throughout history and this article will enfold the effect of these on the rise of charismatic, autocratic leaders and the fall Continue Reading
The Festive Period: A Time for Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Paris
On November 13th 2015, the City of Lights became dark. Awash with grief, shock and terror, the world watched in horror as Paris fell victim to its worst attack since World War II. In a meticulously coordinated serious of terrorist attacks, the capital of France witnessed the death of 130 people at the hands of Continue Reading
To the British observer, the American celebration of Thanksgiving can seem quite a strange and alien affair. In fact Thanksgiving stems from the tradition in many European countries of celebrating the Harvest. However the American tradition isthe most well known and widely celebrated. Though alike with its European contemporaries in giving thanks for plentiful food, Continue Reading
The History of Santa Claus
Santa Claus is the beloved figure of Christmas; his iconic look of a large man with a portly belly, wearing a red coat and hat, with a big white beard is recognised across the world. However, this holiday figure hasn’t always been pictured the way he is today and his origin is a complex story Continue Reading