The poet who brought King Arthur to life

by Bill Federer -- Camelot and King Arthur's Court, Knights of the Round Table, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, and the search for the Holy Grail. ... Our imaginations soar with history more…

A military branch you've never heard of

by Bill Federer -- In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts. That same month, General George Washington, with the help of more…

JFK's 'guiding principle' of our nation

by Bill Federer -- U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat PT 109 was rammed Aug. 2, 1943, by Japanese destroyer Amagiri. PT-109 sank. Though sustaining permanent back injuries, PT-109's commander, LTJG John F. more…

When 'brotherly love' really works

by Bill Federer -- William Penn was arrested and imprisoned several times for sharing his religious opinions, which were not in agreement with the government's agenda. Once he was imprisoned in the more…

Religion: The foretaste of politics

by Bill Federer -- Alexis de Tocqueville was born July 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and wrote a two-part work, "Democracy in America" (1835; more…