Does the Catholic church have a long history of child abuse, or is it something that started in our time?

When did the abuses of the Catholic Church occur? State-ordered investigations documented “tens of thousands of children from the 1940s to the 1990s” who suffered abuse, including sexual abuse at the hands of priests, nuns, and church staff in three dioceses. In many cases, senior clergy had moved priests accused of abuse to other parishes. …

What were the ethnic backgrounds of the slaves in Ancient Greece?

Robin Osborne, in Classical Greece 500 – 323 BC, states that it was Thracians, Anatolians (from Caria, Cappadocia, Phrygia, Lydia etc) and Syrians who were most numerous. Who were the ancient Greek slaves? Slaves in ancient Athens were the property of their masters under Athenian law. They could be bought, sold, and beaten, but only …

When and how did the British Monarchy stop claiming Divine Right

The Bill of Rights Act 1689 established that the succession to the throne is regulated by Parliament and not by any divine right. How did divine right end in England? King James I of England (reigned 1603–25) was the foremost exponent of the divine right of kings, but the doctrine virtually disappeared from English politics …

Why were so very similar names chosen for the European Council and Council of the European Union?

Are the European Council and the Council of the European Union the same? Overview. In the Council of the EU, informally also known as the Council, government ministers from each EU country meet to discuss, amend and adopt laws, and coordinate policies. The ministers have the authority to commit their governments to the actions agreed …

Did the Germans face the same “weather” difficulties for an “Operation Sea Lion” as the Allies faced at Normandy?

The Germans may have faced the “same” weather difficulties across the English Channel as the Allies, but they didn’t view them the same way. The Allied invasion of Normandyinvasion of NormandyOperation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War …

How accurate is Karl Heinz Frieser when he said that the blitzkrieg was a myth?

Did Heinz Guderian create Blitzkrieg? Heinz Guderian is considered to be the father of Blitzkrieg – the method of attacking that took all nations by surprise up to 1941 in World War Two. Heinz Guderian’s mode of fighting had a devastating impact on Poland and in the west of Europe leading up to the Allies …