Friedland, Battle of, June 14, 1807, a crucial engagement of the Napoleonic Wars. It was fought near the city of Friedland (now Pravdinsk) in the province of Königsberg, East Prussia. Here the French armies of Napoleon I defeated Russian troops under Count Bennigsen. The defeat resulted in Russia's signing the humiliating treaty of Tilsit, by which France gained East Prussia.
Imagine a mother telling her thirsty child not to sip water, but to swig some much safer beer instead. Could this scenario have really happened in medieval times?
England's first known inhabitants were cave dwellers who hunted and fished and lived under Stone Age conditions until after 2000 B.C.