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Jolly Ol' Saint Nicholas:
The Historical Person Behind
Santa Claus.

For many, Santa Claus is a kindly, portly old man who shows up on 25 December and brings presents to all the good little boys and girls.  What’s the true skinny on this portly elf? Saint Nicholas was born in 280 AD in the city of Patara in Asia Minor. . . what today we call Turkey.  His parents were quite rich, and raised him   Read More. . .

Tags : History Rome Religion

German Zion:
The Anabaptist Rebellion at M√ľnster

I first came across this one way back when I was finishing my undergraduate program, and it's probably what first gave me the idea to write on fun, strange, & interesting historical people, things, & events that you likely won’t learn in Social Studies. Europe was a crazy place in the Mid-1500s.  The Protestant Revolution had kicked   Read More. . .

Tags : History Germany Religion Europe Battles

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