The Jesuits in Canada The Jesuit missions established in New France during the 17th Century were an integral part of French colonization efforts in North America. Toward the end of his reign, Henry IV, the King of France, began to consider the possibility of ventures abroad. Among the possibilities considered were the Levant, in Turkey and North America.… Continue reading The Jesuits in Canada

The Reign of Emperor Nero Nero became the Emperor of Rome following the death of Emperor Claudius in 54 AD. Nero became the Emperor of Rome at the age of 16.The accounts of the death of Emperor Claudius vary widely in the primary sources, but a number of ancient writers accuse Nero's mother, Agrippina, of arranging the death of… Continue reading The Reign of Emperor Nero

The Early Life of Emperor Nero Born as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, Nero was the fifth and last Emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. Nero was born on December 15, 37 AD in Antium, near what is now Anzio, in Italy. Nero was the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, as well as both second and third cousin to Agrippina the Younhger,… Continue reading The Early Life of Emperor Nero

The Acadian Resistance The Battle of Petitcodiac was fought by Acadian resistance fighters and British colonial troops in September, 1755. Following the capture of Fort Beausejour, in June 1755, the British began rounding up and deporting the local Acadian population. Renamed Fort Cumberland by the British, Fort Beausejour was used as a base of operations by the… Continue reading The Acadian Resistance

The Reign of Emperor Claudius Claudius became the Emperor of Rome following the assassination of Caligula in 41 AD.  After Claudius’s claim was recognized by the Senate, he took a number of steps to secure his position. He dropped the name Nero and adopted the name Caesar, which still resonated with the public. He continued the tradition begun by… Continue reading The Reign of Emperor Claudius

The Early Life of Emperor Claudius Ruling from 41 AD to 54 AD, Claudius was the fourth Emperor of Rome.  Claudius was born on August 1, 10 BC as Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, near Lugdunum, in Gaul on the day of dedication for an altar to Augustus. The Childhood of Emperor Claudius In 9 BC, Claudius’s father contracted an… Continue reading The Early Life of Emperor Claudius

The Life of Emperor Caligula Ruling from 37 AD until 41 AD, Caligula ascended to the position of Emperor following the death of Tiberius in 37 AD. Born as Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus on August 31, 12 AD in the Roman resort town of Antium, Caligula was the third of six children born to Germanicus and his first… Continue reading The Life of Emperor Caligula