The Reign of Tiberius Following the death of Augustus, in 14 AD, Tiberius became the Emperor of Rome.  In the wake of the death of Augustus, the Senate convened on September 18, 14 AD to validate Tiberius’ position as Princeps. Tiberius had already inherited all of Augustus’ administrative authority. He only lacked Augustus’ titles and the symbols of… Continue reading The Reign of Tiberius

The Early Life of Tiberius The Adopted Son of Augustus The adopted son of Caesar Augustus, Tiberius ruled Rome from 14 AD until his death in 37 AD.  Tiberius was born on November 16, 42 BC. A Claudian by birth Tiberius’s parents were Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. Little is known for sure about Tiberius’s early life. What… Continue reading The Early Life of Tiberius

The Life of Bishop Michael Powert Something of an unsung hero, Bishop Michael Power started the construction of St. Michael's Cathedral and founded the Archdiocese of Toronto. Power was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Irish immigrants on October 17, 1804. On the advice of Father Edmund Burke, the Vicar General of Nova Scotia, Michael began to study for the… Continue reading The Life of Bishop Michael Powert

The Life of Louis-Joseph de Montcalm The Battle of Quebec Louis-Joseph de Montcalm was the commander of the French garrison at Quebec City during the French and Indian War.  Montcalm was born into an old and distinguished family that belonged to the French nobility, in 1712 near Nimes, France. During the War of the Austrian Succession, Montcalm served as the… Continue reading The Life of Louis-Joseph de Montcalm

The Life of James Wolfe The Capture of Quebec General James Wolfe is best remembered in Canadian history for the capture of Quebec during the French and Indian War. James Wolfe was born on January 2nd, 1727 in Westerham, in the County of Kent, to Col. Edward Wolfe and Henrietta Thompson. Wolfe Enlists in the British Army In 1738,… Continue reading The Life of James Wolfe

The Life of Sir Isaac Newton The Father of Physics Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, astronomer and natural philosopher. He is considered to be one of the foremost figures in the history of science. Isaac Newton was born on January 4th, 1643 in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, in the county of Lincolnshire. At the time of his birth, England had not… Continue reading The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

The Life of Galileo The Father of Astronomy Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist, mathematician and astronomer who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution in the 17th Century.  Galileo’s achievements included improvements in telescope design, and support for the heliocentric theories of Nicolas Copernicus. Galileo is sometimes called the Father of Astronomy and the Father of… Continue reading The Life of Galileo

The Life of Nicolas Copernicus The Birth of Heliocentric Astronomy Nicolas Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology. In doing so, he expelled Earth from the centre of the universe. Considered to be one of the great Polymaths of the Renaissance, Nicolas Copernicus was a mathematician, an astronomer, a physician, a linguist, a scholar, an… Continue reading The Life of Nicolas Copernicus

The Heliocentric Solar System The Birth of Modern Astronomy Heliocentrism is an astronomical theory that posits that sun is at the centre of the Solar System. The word Heliocentric is derived from the Greek words “helios,” or sun and “kentron,” or centre. Heliocentrism existed as an alternate to geocentrism, which claimed that the Earth was at the centre… Continue reading The Heliocentric Solar System