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comment Why travel to one's birthplace for a Roman census?
So, to clarify, Jesus was born in the second century?
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comment What did people of the middles ages call their period?
I've got to be honest, from the title I completely misinterpreted this question.
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comment Why did navies abandon armour?
@Moo I was completely ignorant about the workings of torpedos and just how devastating the shock of an underkeel explosion is. Just wow. Article comparing it to "traditional" side puncture, video of Australian Torpedo test
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comment Has there ever been a battle with only a single survivor?
@vsz I was extremely flippant, but the point stand about sourcing stands. I think Schwern took the time to say it much better.
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comment Has there ever been a battle with only a single survivor?
@brichins I'm afraid I have to agree with TED, no fictional battles please. "Claiming to be historical" is not the bar we want to set for our sources. This is History.SE, not scifi.se, authenticity matters, no in-universe answers please.
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comment Was the Battle of Trafalgar strategically pointless?
It may be interesting to read about the navel warfare doctrine of a Fleet in being, which is more or less what the Franco-Spanish fleet was.
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comment Was Australia ever attacked during WW2?
While the Japanese didn't appear to be planning one, before Coral Sea and Midway the Australians certainly feared attack. Didn't transpire, just another interesting wiki page. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/… in fact this was the only Japanese land incursion en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberley_(Western_Australia):
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comment Was England considered a “colony” of France?
To understand Normandy's Vassal relation with France read the (possibly falacious) story of Rollo kissing the King of France's foot
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comment Price of a shot and a bottle of whiskey in 1870s American West
Wrt inflation adjusted price, purchasing power or just raw amount?
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comment Why travel to one's birthplace for a Roman census?
@WadCheber I very much enjoyed your answer. If theologians are multi talented they are welcome to discuss history here. If you're talking about evidence based biblical scholarship, I think belongs on this site.
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