Wars of the Roses – Timeline

The Wars of the Roses was the name given to a series of civil wars that were fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York between 1455 and 1485. The name ‘Wars of the Roses’ was given because of the badges used by the two opposing groups. The Lancastrians brandished a red … Read more

The Peasants Revolt

Medieval England experienced a surprisingly few number of revolts, especially given the constant threat of war and the rising taxes pushed on peasants to fund the feuds. However, one of the most serious and most notable revolts was the Peasants’ Revolt which occurred during June 1381. Before the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381 a feudal system … Read more

The Domesday Book

The Domesday Book is one of the most renowned, respected and revered public records ever to have been published. It is also the oldest public record to have survived through the ages. Unlike the modern census records, the Domesday Book was designed not to count the numbers of the population; it was instead designed to … Read more

Middle Ages Battles

The Middle Ages was a particularly violent and bloody period in English history. The Middle Ages is a period that is full of warfare and violence, and in this article we will look at some of the most notable wars. Notable Middle Ages Battles There are a number of key battles and campaigns during the … Read more

Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War is by far one of the most aggressive, bloodiest and chaotic periods for both the English and French. The Hundred Years War was fought in two separate periods, 1337 – 1377 and then 1415 – 1453. Despite its name, the Hundred Years War lasted for a total duration of 116 years, … Read more

Hundred Years War – Timeline

The Hundred Years War marks on of the most violent and bloodiest periods in English history. The war was fought over a number of battles between the English and the French between 1337 through to 1453, and the war lasted for a total of 116 years. Obviously the length of the war meant that a … Read more

About Us

Welcome to The Finer Times, an online information resource dedicated to world history. From world wars and spies, to crimes across Australia, we’re committed to providing students and teachers with a reliable way to access historical information. Created in 2008, what started out as an online article resource for history students has grown to become … Read more

Donatello Italian sculptor

DONATELLO (diminutive of Donato) (c. 1386-1466), Italian sculptor, was the son of Niccolo di Betto Bardi, a member of the Florentine Wool Combers’ Guild, and was born in Florence probably in 1386. The date is conjectural, since the scanty contemporary records of Donatello’s life are contradictory, the earliest documentary reference to the master bearing the … Read more

The Battle of Khe Sanh

Songs have been Written About the battle of Khe Sanh, a well known battle and one of the longest battles during the second Vietnamese war (American Vietnam war). Lasting from 21 January 1968 until 9 July 1968. During the Second Vietnam War.  The battle of Khe Sanh took place in a region of North western … Read more

The Battle Of Hamburger Hill

The Battle of Hamburger Hill took place in 1969 from May 10th until May 20th. The battle was fought between the United States Army supported by their Ally the South Vietnamese Army against The People’s Army of North Vietnam. The battle took place on a hill known as Hill 937 on United States Army maps … Read more