Why did so few men survive the sinking of HMS Hood?

HMS Hood was sunk on May 24, 1941 by the German battleship Bismarck, during the Battle of the Denmark strait. Out of 1418 men aboard, only three survived. This is...

Private Enterprise Under the Umbrella of Empire (Conclusion)

For part 1, please look hereThroughout the 18th century, the British East India company continued its expansion into the Indian Subcontinent. Following the Anglo - Maratha Wars...

Private Enterprise Under the Umbrella of Empire part 1

The Honourable East India Company was the British iteration of the several East India Companies which were formed by European powers during the early 17th century. In its...

The United States & The First Barbary War

The Barbary Corsairs (Berbers) were pirates who operated for several hundred years off the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and into the Atlantic. Their primary goal was to abduct westerners...

Napoleon and Taxes

Income tax is a fact of life these days for nearly everyone, but it was not practiced everywhere until quite recently. In Roman times, there was a standard 1% tax...