TURKEY: Saint Paul Trail

THE WORLD WITHOUT VISAS Turkey is not only beaches and hotels with all inclusive. In this country there are mountains and rivers, ancient ruins and forests, friendly locals and orchards. The best way to see it all at once — walk on the hiking trail. The trail of St. Paul starts near Antalya. It was…

Mary Anning – Princess of Paleontology – Extra History

‘She sells sea shells by the sea shore.’ Many have heard this Old English rhyme, but few know the true story of the woman who inspired it Her name was Mary Anning. And she did much more than sell sea shells She discovered some of the very first dinosaur fossils and though she never received…

Edith Cavell – Not A Martyr But A Nurse I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

Certain events of the First World War stood out in the public consciousness, were huge propaganda opportunities, and caused a great public outcry. The sinking of the Lusitania springs to mind, but one that meant far more to an empire that was actually at war was the execution of British nurse Edith Cavell. I’m Indy…

HB – Mary

Oh can you hear the feet of him that unto us good tidings bring: The latest gossip of the sin of so-called lady Mary The maiden of so great respect the bride-to-be of dear Joseph is with a child and does confess the baby is not of him Now all can see her holiness her…

“The Crime That Shook the World” – The Execution of Edith Cavell I THE GREAT WAR Week 65

Just about anything that happened in this war was enough to cause public outrage, though many horrors eventually became almost commonplace. We’ve seen things like torpedoed ocean liners and poison gas rouse public indignation, and this week we see another one that caused a huge public outcry, the execution of a single civilian. I’m Indy…

The Yorkshire Martyr: Nicholas Postgate

I’m standing on the remote windswept North Yorkshire Moors. Today, to reach here, you just drive an hour or so north of York. But before the railways came along in the 1830s, it was far easier to get here by sea using the port of Whitby, than it was to come over land. Back in…

Daddy is a martyr – VPRO documentary – 2008

The Shiite Hezbollah movement is seen by many western countries… …as a dangerous terrorist organisation, supported by Iran and Syria. Far less known is Hezbollah’s professional social network. Much of Hezbollah’s popularity is due to this network. Certain areas of Lebanon lack state aid… …but Hezbollah takes good care of its people. Especially the families…

Neda An Iranian Martyr BBC Documentary Part 5 of 6

>>THE EXTENT OF THE BLOOD AND THE BLEEDING AND THE PRESSURE OF THE BLEEDING INDICATED INSTANTLY TO ME THAT HER AORTA WAS SHUT. AND HER LUNG AS WELL BECAUSE THE BLOOD HAD BEEN FLOWING TO HER AND NOSE AND MOUTH AS WELL SO HER LUNG WAS SHUT AS WELL. SHE DIED VERY QUICKLY. THEN I…

Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect, FLDS, in ‘sacred land’ standoff

Would you give up your home for your religion? We’ve always had a place here. We’ve always called it home. The community has mostly been evicted. Short Creek. Technically, two towns: Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona. The community straddles the state line just south of Zion National Park, not called Zion by chance. These…