History Idioms

An idiom is a group of words or a phrase that has a different meaning to its literal meaning. For example ‘It’s raining cats and dogs’ means it is raining very hard, it does not mean cats and dogs are falling from the sky. There are a number of history idioms that may be about … Read more

What is an Anachronism?

The word anachronism is derived from the Greek words ana, meaning against, and chronos meaning time. Anachronism therefore means against time, or in the wrong time period. Anachronisms are generally the result of poor research and can be found in books, movies or pictures. However, sometimes they are used on purpose to create a comic … Read more

Periods in History

There are five main periods in history: Prehistory, Ancient History, Dark Ages, Middle Ages and Modern History. Within these periods are numerous historical topics, many of which overlap in dates. The timeline below shows the dates for the five periods and the most commonly studied topics that fall into that period.  Please note: our use … Read more