Welcome to HistoryWow
Why ‘Wow’? Because history has a ‘Wow’ factor. History is rich in fascinating and inspiratonal incidents and events. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, humor, arrogance, foolishness, victory against the odds, the cruel hand of fate, irony and nobility.
History’s got the lot. HistoryWow aims to bring you some of these fascinating and inspirational incidents and events, in a short, sharp format. A little bit of history every day. But not enough to overload your busy lifestyles. We hope you enjoy HistoryWow!
History Question of the Day
How long was, in fact, the Hundred Years War between Britain and France?
The answer tomorrow.
Yesterday's question and answer:
The Rev. John Wallis acted as royal chaplain to King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland. He also carried out another, more unusual role however. What was this?
Answer: As the chief royal code breaker. He used his background as a mathematician to decipher enemy codes, a role he had also performed for the parliamentarians in the English Civil War.
Source: Secret Service by Christopher Andrew
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History Question of the Week
What was the tragic fate of Emperor Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph of Mexico?The answer on Thursday.
The first correct answer to each week's question will receive a US$30 voucher to buy a history book of their choice.
Last week's question and answer:
What 19th century honor does the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey, have for United States sports fans?Answer: It was the venue for the first ever official baseball match on June 19, 1846 between the ‘New Yorks’ and the ‘Knickerbockers’.
Source: The Modern World Encyclopedia
HistoryWow’s Golden List of Great History Books
There are many great history books, on a range of interesting topics. These are some of the ones we at HistoryWow think are especially good.
The HistoryWow Forum
CALLING ALL HISTORY BUFFS!The fascinating thing about history is that there are a variety of different opinions and views on historical questions. Here is your chance to tell us what you think about a particular history question.
THIS WEEK'S HISTORYWOW FORUM TOPIC IS:
The economic principle of Free Trade dominated British thinking in the nineteenth century, but it was likely damaging to the British economy. What do you think?Comment
Tell us Your Favorite History Anecdote
History lovers have their own special history stories, incidents and episodes. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, victory against the odds, arrogance, the cruel hand of fate, irony and nobility. Tell us here what your favorite anecdote is.tell us
The HistoryWow App
The HistoryWow App. Seventy fascinating and inspirational incidents and events from history - in a short, sharp format. Each great story is different and each one is a terrific read. A nice-sized, compact, mini history book of around 15,000 words, complete with pictures. And only US $1.99.Buy