The Historian

United States

I am a young girl who loves history and writing about it! My favorite time periods include the 1910s, Civil War era, Colonial times, Medieval Ages, and Ancient Rome. You'll find me cooking old Viking recipes and baking Pennsylvania Dutch AP cake.

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Expect to find tales of mysterious Egyptian pyramids, American clipper ships caught in great storms, French trenches clouded in deathly mustard gas, Roman gladiators fighting for their lives, Mongol hordes invading China, British queens raising empires, Indian emperors building beautiful tombs, Incan farmers fleeing the invading Spaniards, Maori sailors discovering turquoise waters, Australian outlaws avoiding death sentences, Jewish children fleeing the terrors of Nazi Germany, prisoners trying not to freeze in the Russian gulags, and many more adventurous, fascinating, and sometimes tragic times in history.

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One More Dream | 2

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    Joseph had been walking for days. Or weeks. He couldn't tell. The desert had taken his life from him. He wondered if he was still merely seventeen years, or if the decades had gone by without his knowledge and taken time from him. His face was rough from the brutal winds, his lips cracked and his throat constantly dry. The Ishmaelites gave him the basic necessities, but they did not care to see if he was comfortable. Only...

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To Dance With Bulls

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    "Do you know the difference between us and them?" she'd asked, as they stared out over the ring to the team leaping over the bull's back.
    "We're poor and they're rich?" Laertes had guessed, squinting his grey eyes towards the tall, arrogant figure of Amphitrion, the son of a wealthy olive merchant and leader of the team competing before them. His team was considered one of the best in Knossos. Laertes often suspected it was more because...
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One More Dream | 2

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    Joseph had been walking for days. Or weeks. He couldn't tell. The desert had taken his life from him. He wondered if he was still merely seventeen years, or if the decades had gone by without his knowledge and taken time from him. His face was rough from the brutal winds, his lips cracked and his throat constantly dry. The Ishmaelites gave him the basic necessities, but they did not care to see if he was comfortable. Only...

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The Dove Brings Hope

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    Shem lay slumped against the wall, wondering whether the sea would ever stop its tossing. It was not even so bad now, but forty days and nights in the ark were enough to make any man sick of the water. He roused himself and stood, making his way out of the sheep's pen where he had spent the night helping with a lambing. He patted the newborn lamb's nose affectionately, deciding that was the only joy he could get out...

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The Underestimated King

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    Nobody ever expected Hammurabi to amount to much. Of course, he was the son of the king of Babylon, but Babylon was not especially great, was it? It had recently been defeated by the great Larsa, and its citizens were aware of their weakness when the King of Larsa, Rim Sin, demanded reparations.
    "It shall be done that your ruler will abdicate!" he ordered. "Such a dishonorable man should not rule a kingdom for another sunrise!" ...

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The Secret of the Pyramid

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    The young woman gently applied her kohl, smiling at her reflection in the still water of the clay pot. She was beautiful, and she knew it. Her eyes, shadowed with malachite and rimmed with kohl, were deep pools in which many a man could drown. Iseret had always been beautiful, despite the misery of her nearly twenty years. Nobody could guess that the dark eyed, alluring woman dressed in a fine linen skirt had once lived...

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Code of Law

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    Hammurabi drummed his fingers on the low table, anxiously tugging at his curled beard as he looked suspiciously between his squabbling councillors. By Marduk, could he ever have peace? There were times he wished he could have them all beheaded, but then he wouldn't have a council anymore, and every good ruler knew the foolishness of that.
    "What is the trouble again?" he growled, causing the room to become silent. "Will you all just be quiet...

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Slaves to the Death

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    Silili knew, as soon as she saw Nin-Imma's face, that something was wrong. The older woman's skin was greyish, her deep-set eyes almost ghastly in their pain and fear. Nin-Imma said nothing, though, falling onto a bench beside Silili, who was making the bread for that night's planned feast.
    "What is it?" Silili asked. "What's wrong?"
    Nin-Imma only shook her head, before putting it in her hands and rocking back and forth with little...

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One More Dream

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    Joseph had cried himself to sleep. The dusty, cold earth was harsh against his face, the stones at the bottom of the pit digging into his back so that he slept fitfully. His dreams flew by in confusion, too quickly for him to understand. But when did he ever understand his dreams? He had not understood the one about the stars and the sun and the moon, though he had understood he was a fool for telling it...

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Sisters Forever

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    "What if he hates me?" Maka asked, dark eyes wide and anxious as Ilalilka braided her long chestnut curls.
    "Nonsense, little sister," Kiluš-Hepa promised, trying to smile reassuringly at her younger sister. "What man would not find you the most wonderful wife in the world? You are sweet and affectionate. Pharaoh will adore you."
    "But he already has so many other wives," Maka said, biting her lip nervously. "They are all probably very slender...

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