The Tudor monarch, Henry VIII

The History of the Tudors

We all know a little about the Tudors – whether we like it or not. The six wives are usually the first thing people mention – followed shortly by the strange aura that surrounds the figure of Anne Boleyn in particular. Then there is the great conflict between Catholicism and Protestantism – and the dissolution […]

18 October 20196 minutes to read

earning your rights

All About the Suffrage Movement

"We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by truth." -Lucretia Mott To go against the grain, take a stand, be outspoken, and make a notable difference requires courage and confidence. The women who boldly fought during the suffrage movement had all of those characteristics. Learning about historical heroes such as the suffragists and […]

16 August 20198 minutes to read

Try to find the six cradles of civilisation

Ancient Civilisations

When people think of ancient worlds, Egypt, Greece and Rome come quickly to mind. There are more... Humanoids have been wandering around the planet for nearly 2 million years. Our branch of the hominid tree, Homo Sapiens, has only been around for about 300,000 years but we learned from our ancestors how to make and […]

12 August 201912 minutes to read

world religions

Taking a Trip Around the World to Learn About Distinct Faiths

"Religion is one tree with many branches. As branches, you may say, religions are many, but as a tree, religion is only one." -Mahatma Gandhi With more than 84% of the 7.3 billion inhabitants on planet earth claiming to identify with a religious group, people from all types of faith find comfort in the teachings, […]

7 August 20198 minutes to read

Get Help Learning History with our History Guides

As the saying goes, you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve come from. With that in mind, why not expand your historical knowledge with our great blogs. Whether you’re studying for Leaving Cert exams, taking History at University or just want to learn about a different period in time, we have over 4000 history tutors to help you.

Studying History: What are Your Options?

Why study history and become a historian? Do you want to learn about past societies, pursue a Bachelor in European History, find out more about early modern philosophy? But though the history department of your local university’s humanities section may offer a simple history major, you will soon realise that anyone with a degree in […]

27 December 201810 minutes to read

Imperial Battle of the Nile

The Greatest Empires in World History

If you spend ten minutes looking through history, you’ll certainly notice that this word ‘empire’ comes up an awful lot: the Roman Empire, the British Empire, etc. But what exactly do we mean when we say this? What does this word actually refer to? And, importantly, what is the difference between a kingdom, just a […]

21 December 20187 minutes to read

Famous Historic Events Around the World

What do you mean, countries' borders move? They’ve always been there! Kevin O’Dell People in general, but especially in developed countries, tend to view the world as static; unchanged since the dawn of time. This is a postulate that supposes the world is indeed an elaborately dressed stage with unchanging sets; today being all there […]

19 December 20188 minutes to read

Everything You Need To Know About Taking History Courses

We live in the present and we plan for the future. It somehow goes against our human instincts to worry about the past.  This is why History was invented: to study the past (not to dwell on it). Given all our daily worries about university, family, money and so on,  why bother with what is done […]

13 December 20189 minutes to read

Kids might like to know about how kids' lives during different periods in History.

History For Kids

History is a very important subject, as it teaches us about the world, our country, our towns, and our communities and how these came to be what they are today. Not only is it relevant to those who want to study or work in an environment that requires historical knowledge, but it is also very valuable […]

6 December 20189 minutes to read