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Enceinte de Provins: Medieval Fortification in France

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

The Caesar Tower is a dungeon of the xii the century, located in Provins (Seine-et-Marne, France) at the top of the hill moved uptown. This is the only known square base octagonal dungeon. The tower also served as a prison. During the Hundred Years War, it was occupied by the English who surrounded it with a wall. The Caesar tower has been classified as a historical monument since 1846. History A first tower, existing in 1137, is named in the [...]

Pedro Rodrigues Filho: Brazilian Serial Killer

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |

Pedro Rodrigues Filho (born 17 June 1954 in Santa Rita do Sapucaí) is a Brazilian serial killer. Nicknamed Pedrinho Matador (Killer Petey) and arrested in 1973, in 2003 he was convicted of murdering at least 71 people and sentenced to 128 years in prison. Biography Pedro Rodrigues Filho was born on a farm in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, southern Minas Gerais state, with an injured skull, the result of beatings his father had inflicted upon his mother's womb during a [...]

USS Alaska, American Battlecruiser: World War II

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |

USS Alaska (CB-1) was the lead ship of the Alaska class of large cruisers which served in the United States Navy during the end of World War II. She was the first of two ships of her class to be completed, followed only by Guam; four other ships were ordered but were not completed before the end of the war. Alaska was the third vessel of the US Navy to be named after what was then the territory of Alaska. [...]

Kilchurn Castle: Medieval Fortification in Scotland

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

Kilchurn Castle is a ruined structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It was first constructed in the mid-15th century as the base of the Campbells of Glenorchy, who extended both the castle and their territory in the area over the next 150 years. After the Campbells became Earls of Breadalbane and moved to Taymouth Castle, Kilchurn fell out of use and was in ruins by 1770. It is now [...]

The Monster of Florence, Italian Serial Killer

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |

The Monster of Florence (Italian: Il Mostro di Firenze) is the name commonly used by the media in Italy for a series of eight double murder cases that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. Prosecution offices carried on several investigations into the cases for many years. The courts reached the conclusion that the murders were not committed by a single person but by a group of at least four perpetrators, who became later [...]

Reichsburg Cochem Castle: Medieval Fortification in Germany

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

The Cochem castle we see today towering above the scenic town of Cochem on the Moselle River is not the castle that originally stood there in the 12th century. That castle had a long and colorful history until French King Louis XIV had his troops obliterate it in 1689. The castle remained a colorful stone ruin for 180 years until wealthy Berlin businessman Louis Ravené decided to buy the ruins and rebuild the castle in 1868. But he was not [...]

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