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London’s Rockin History

Chronicles of Old London: Rolling Stones, Beatles and London from Museyon Guides on Vimeo. Discover the rich rock and roll history of London and see the real-life places where history happened, like the Beatles’s Abbey Road Studios and the famed Marquee Club in Soho, where the Rolling Stones got their start. Want to learn more? These are just some of ... Read More »

The Fife Is Right: The Seventh Annual Old South History Challenge

Calling all history buffs! Want to learn while laughing? This Wednesday, April 4, Boston landmark the Old South Meeting House hosts its seventh annual Fife is Right. This hilarious quiz show pits two teams of history experts–including our own Chronicles of Old New York author Charlie Bahne–against each other in a fun-filled trivia contest. This year’s theme, “Underground Boston,” features ... Read More »

News: Art History and Blue Jeans

For something so everyday, so common, so fashionable, it’s a wonder that historians still haven’t figured out quite where the common denim blue jean comes from. Well now, where fashion historian have failed, it seems art historians may have succeeded in the discovering of a 17th-century northern Italian artist dubbed the “Master of the Blue Jeans.”   Unsurprisingly, the running ... Read More »

News: A Pop Journey Through Art History

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L’Ogre on Vimeo.   L’Ogre Productions did an amazing job of reconstructing famous works of art in their video for Franco-Americn band Hold Your Horses! Keep an eye out for the references to Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring, Munch’s The Scream and Van Gogh’s self-portrait. Read More »

The Mongol Invasions of Japan

Ranshin: Literally meaning “divine wind,” the term kamikaze was coined in honor of the 1281 typhoon, as it was perceived to be a gift from the gods Nippon (Japan) is an island nation in East Asia. Archaeological evidence indicates that humans have lived in Japan since at least 30,000 BCE. During Japan’s long history, several communities have invaded the nation, ... Read More »

The Ninth Crusade

RANSHIN, the fictional Edward Gawain is among the 225 knights who arrived with Edward Longshanks in Akko in 1271. The Crusades—a series of religious wars carried out by Christian soldiers from Europe during the Middle Ages—are among the most significant events in the history of Europe and the Middle East. Beginning in 1095 CE, European knights and noblemen traveled to ... Read More »

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