Sack of Rome (1527 CE)
The Papal Swiss Guard make a last stand during the Sack of Rome in 1527 CE, illustrated by Zvonimir Grbasic. Courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Everyday Women's Fashion from Colonial Massachusetts
Illustration of everyday attire from Massachusetts, c. 1757 CE. From Historic Dress in America 1607 - 1800 by Elisabeth McClellan. Published in Philadelphia by George W. Jacobs and Company, 1904 CE.
George Washington at Princeton
George Washington at Princeton, 1779 CE, by American painter Charles Willson Peale (l. 1741-1827 CE). Peale painted over 60 portraits of Washington (1732–1799 CE) and many of other notable figures of the time. George Washington at Princeton...
Silver Continental Dollar, 1776
A silver Continental dollar minted in 1776. This currency is thought to have been designed by Benjamin Franklin and minted by Elisha Gallaudet at a private mint in Freehold, New Jersey. This early run of coins was produced for approval by...
Prisoners from the Front by Winslow Homer
"Prisoners from the Front" by American painter Winslow Homer (1836–1910 CE) depicts the aftermath of a battle during the American Civil War. It portrays Union officer Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow (1834–1896 CE) capturing several...
Corn & Cantaloupe by Raphaelle Peale
A still life painting of corn & cantaloupe, two staples of the early American diet, by American painter Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825 CE). Made c. 1813, oil on panel. Collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville...
Betsy Ross, 1777 CE
"Betsy Ross, 1777 CE" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris portrays Ross (1752 – 1836 CE), demonstrating how she made the American flag to George Ross (1730 – 1779 CE), Robert Morris (1734 – 1806 CE) and George Washington (1732 – 1799 CE).
The Wolof (aka Jolof or Djolof) Empire was a state on the coast of West Africa, located between the Senegal and Gambia rivers, which thrived from the mid-14th to mid-16th century CE. The empire prospered on trade thanks to the two rivers...
Three Kingdoms Period in Korea
The Three Kingdoms Period of ancient Korea (57 BCE – 668 CE) is so-called because it was dominated by the three kingdoms of Baekje (Paekche), Goguryeo (Koguryo), and Silla. There was also, though, a fourth entity, the Gaya (Kaya) confederation...
The New England Town Meeting in the Early United States
The Town Meeting was a unique form of local participation in government that became popular in New England. This video goes into detail as to how this phenomenon developed, its limitations, and why New England and not other colonial regions...