Spanish wine vs. English sailors

In 1625, the English commander Sir Edward Cecil (1572-1638) had set up a fleet of around 115 ships and over 15,000 seamen. The goal was the wealthy Spanish city of Cadiz. Once arriving at the bay of Cadiz, Cecil decided to attack Fort Puntel, which was supposedly protecting Cadiz.

The Mounds of Kincaid

North America has had a rich history long before any Europeans “discovered” it. One of the many interesting civilizations is the Mississippian culture, which is known for their mound architecture as exemplified by the Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site. It is located in southern Illinois across the Ohio River from Paducah, Kentucky.

The Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort in Jodphur, India is one of the biggest still standing castles worldwide. It’s foundation was laid in 1459 by a man named Rao Jodha. Other rulers kept improving and enlarge the castle for hundreds of years.

Port Arthur: The Dress Rehearsal for World War 1

The Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) is a major 20th century war, which is often overlooked because of the much larger conflicts (i.e. World War 1, World War 2) that happened later.  The basic reason for the war between Russia and Japan was a mutual interest in controlling Korea and Manchuria.