Revolutionary Wars Story Briefs

When people tire of governmental tyranny, they sometimes revolt. Those revolutionary wars - like the French Revolution - profoundly change both a country and its culture. This collection contains stories about such events.

The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the American Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. These Articles were replaced by the U.S. Constit...

As the action begins, in Dickens' famous tale, the Dover mail coach is making its way on a Friday night.

Jerry Cruncher, the messenger, is bothered by the direction he's received from Jarvis Lorry: "Jerry, say that my answer was, RECALLED TO LIFE.

After Jarvis Lorry reaches Dover, he awaits the arrival of another traveler from London - Miss Manette.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Have a listen as Charles Dickens begins to compare the struggles of late 18th century London an...

When Napoleon and his men reach the Berezina River, they find the bridge destroyed and the river thawed. To escape a trap, they must build a 100-mete...

Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, knows a Russian aristocrat who fled Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. What's the history behind...

Portrait of Dr. Guillotin who sought a more-humane method of capital punishment during the French Revolution.

The astonishing story behind this Imperial Easter Egg, featuring a Vacheron & Constantin watch, is nearly impossible to believe. So is its journey, fr...

While he was head of Cheka, Felix Dzerzhinsky used Fanny Kaplan's attempted assassination of Vladimir Lenin to justify the use of terror against perce...

Giuseppe Mazzini is often called the "soul" or the "heart" of Italy's unification.

General Sam Houston suffered a serious injury in the battle which led to the surrender of Santa Anna.

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