Through the Eyes of Timothy, The last survivor of the Crimean War

The History Guy remembers Timothy the tortoise, the last survivor of the Crimean War, and shows that wisdom comes with age. Her life is history that deserves to be remembered. The episode discusses events and shows some artwork and photographs depicting a periods of war, which some viewers may find disturbing. All events are describedContinue reading “Through the Eyes of Timothy, The last survivor of the Crimean War”

Surrender of the Dutch Fleet at Den Helder

In 1795, a Dutch fleet loyal to the Prince of Orange surrendered to French cavalry. The strange occurrence of a navy surrendering to cavalry was the result of unique circumstances, but the telling of the story was driven by politics of the time. The History Guy recalls how a cold winter and the excesses ofContinue reading “Surrender of the Dutch Fleet at Den Helder”