Months Past

Pius X ends use of Castrati

The Pope, in a bull of 22 November 1903, ended the use of the male singers in the Sistine Chapel, who had previously dominated men’s opera.

Battle of Hastings

After the death of Harold on 14 October 1066, Edgar Ætheling’s claim to the throne gained support.

A Racist Forgery is Revealed

The first of three articles that proved the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a forgery was published in The Times on 16 August 1921.

The Battle of Cannae

An unprecedented force of 86,000 men fought against Hannibal’s Carthaginian army on 2 August 216 BC.