Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Historian Hut Update: New Sections!

Hello everybody,

A few new subsections have opened up here at The Historian's Hut. We have a new Short Biographies section, where you can find a quick read about some of the more commonly quoted people from the Quote Pictures section. There is also an Articles sections, where The Historian's Hut articles have been reformatted. Lastly, a new 'Did You Know?' page has been launched, where you can read fun facts from history in a short-and-sweet style. On a side note, our mobile version has been updated and most pages have been outfitted with tags and popular/feature posts.

Quick Recap:
Thanks for all of the support,

C. Keith Hansley

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Adventures of Emperor Theophilus:

The Joust, A Prized Warhorse And The Horse Thief:

Theophilus (also spelled Theophilos) was an emperor of Roman Constantinople who was at his best during peace-time rule. He was excellent at administration and seeing to the various needs of his empire. He was known as a just emperor (except by those who disagreed with his iconoclast policies), and found decent governors to see to the different provinces of his empire. 

Unfortunately for Theophilus, his time on the throne was in no way a peaceful reign. He constantly fought against the Abbasid Dynasty. He had some early successes, but the situation eventually got out of hand, and both lives and land were lost as a result. Even though Theophilus did not gain glory on the battlefield, he did leave behind an interesting legacy--his people recorded some really dramatic stories about their emperor.

Read our article about the intriguing adventures of Theophilus, here (or click the above picture). 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Misadventures of Publius Clodius Pulcher

The Odd, but Awesome, Story of Julius Caesar’s Popular Hooligan of the People:
In 62 BCE, a hilarious event brought Publius Clodius Pulcher into the service of one of the greatest leaders of Rome. Clodius was a patrician of populist political standing, and his notorious antics gained him great popularity among the masses. This is the story of Clodius’ unpredictable participation in the transformation of Rome from a republic to an authoritarian state.

Read more about the strange life of Publius Clodius Pulcher, here (or click the above picture).

Monday, November 7, 2016

New Article: Military Coups and Massacres in Indonesia

The Rise of the Suharto Regime and the Unimaginable Mass Murder in Indonesia:

On September 30th, 1965, in the midst of the Cold War, events in Indonesia were set in motion that led to the rise of a military regime led by General Suharto. The regime, and its supporters, would execute approximately one million Indonesians for supposed communist affiliation.

Read more about the massacres during the Suharto Regime in our article, here.