Month: November 2018

what is up helly aa?

There are hundreds of nations around the world, so the festivals they celebrated can also be counted by hundreds while many of them are related to the fire. Similarly, the Vikings had their own traditional festival regarding fire, too. Its modern version is called the Up Helly Aa. It’s celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, on …

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Which countries were the Vikings related to

Vikings had a very high fame in the medieval Europe, even today, the heritage of Viking still plays an important part in the western culture. Nowadays in the globalized world, we can find “Viking” everywhere in our life.

1588 year what happened?

Piracy exists in both the East and West, thus it is a global social problem. Pirates in both sides of the world share the same forming reason and composition, meanwhile, they also have some differences due to the influences of different cultures and customs. But in one year, significant events regarding piracy occurred in both …

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why did the spanish armada fail to invade england

Global changes followed the discovery of the New World. Maritime civilization started to gain the upper hand of the competition with land civilization. With battleships and cannons, many small countries became world empires, representatively Spain, Portugal, Holland, England and France.