Blog/History

Happy 4th of July – Which was Supposed to be July 2nd

There are only a handful of people throughout history who I admire and wish I could have shaken their hand. Thomas Jefferson was one of them. The Fourth of July is [...]

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Which Roman Emperor was Really “the Great”

QUESTION: Why Constantine the Great? Mr Armstrong, Of the 170 or so Roman emperors from 27BC to 476AD only one carries the title “the Great” and that [...]

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Where Are We in the Roman Timeline?

QUESTION: Martin, Compared to Roman timeline, what year would you say we are in 2019? M ANSWER: It is hard to say. My concern is what comes after Trump. We seem to [...]

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Nero’s Palace Finally Open for Tourists After more than 10 years

Nero’s Domus Transitoria (Transit House) has finally opened to visitors after 10 years of renovations. Even I have never visited this place despite all the [...]

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The Tax Rebellion of 1197 & the state began Robbing Tombs

QUESTION: You have written about the collapse of the Byzantine monetary system. I also believe it fell to the Europeans in 1204 and the story was that the Germans [...]

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Happy Easter – But Why Do We Call it Easter

Easter is historically the most confusing holiday. Besides the calculation being complex, the traditions are also a blend of various different cultures. I have [...]

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Roman Coins Wash up on Beach in Florida

  There have been discoveries of Roman coins in Japan as well as in North America. There has even been the discovery of a Roman sword in Newfoundland. Now, a [...]

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Did Life Insurance Companies Survive the Great Depression?

QUESTION: Did insurance companies just declare bankruptcy during the 1930s to escape liabilities? PD ANSWER: Personally, I have NEVER had an insurance policy that [...]

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The Cultural Trends of Women in Politics during the Roman Empire

  QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I assume you would know the answer. Is it true that the women in ancient times were more like Hillary seeking power compared to [...]

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Julian II – The Trump of Rome?

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You seem to have studied history more than any professor I ever met. So I am directing this question to you. Did Rome have their Trump who [...]

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