The Death of Caesar by Karl von Piloty

“Et tu, Brute?” – “You too, Brutus?” – is one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines about one of history’s most notorious moments, a retelling of the events of March 15, 44 B.C., when a group of Roman senators assassinated Julius Caesar as he attended a senate meeting. Readers of Shakespeare will know that these were… Continue reading

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History has commonly held smallpox to be an ancient disease. Really ancient. The Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention, for example, says smallpox is “thought to date back to the Egyptian Empire around the 3rd century BCE”. And it’s often said that the pharaoh Ramses – who died in 1145 BC – suffered from smallpox.… Continue reading

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As summer approach, thoughts turn to the next stage as university looms for many, while for others, it’s the end of university that’s in sight. For those looking forward to starting, or finishing, a history degree, we’re taking a look at the options available at the end of study. History students tend to have strong problem-solving… Continue reading

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