Article of the Day Article of the Day is a free service of garden024.com http://garden024.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Sat, 7 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Article of the Day http://garden024.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_aod.png 120 60 Sat, 7 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Troubadour //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Troubadour#2020 Troubadours were members of a class of poet-musicians that flourished in southern France and northern Spain and Italy from the 11th to the 13th century. They wrote and performed in the local Occitan language and cultivated an intricate lyric poetry that reflected the ideals of chivalry and courtly love. Often knights themselves, they were favored in royal courts and enjoyed great freedom of speech. Though usually amatory in nature, some troubadour compositions address other topics, like what?
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Fri, 6 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Lake+Guatavita //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Lake+Guatavita#2020 Lake Guatavita is a small crater lake in the mountains of Colombia that has been the site of a centuries-old treasure hunt. It is likely the source of the legend of El Dorado, which allegedly began prior to the 16th century, when a local Chibcha chief would ritually coat himself in gold dust, bathe in the lake, and cast offerings of gold and jewels into the water. Since the arrival of the Spanish, numerous attempts have been made to recover the supposed treasure. What strategies have been tried?
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Thu, 5 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Pursuit+of+Goeben+and+Breslau //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Pursuit+of+Goeben+and+Breslau#2020 At the outbreak of WWI, Germany ordered its two ships in the Mediterranean—the Goeben and Breslau—to head for Turkey in an attempt to draw the Ottoman Empire into the war. Meanwhile, Winston Churchill ordered British ships to find and intercept them. The British accidentally stumbled across the Germans near Algeria and gave chase. Why did Churchill later describe the outcome of the chase as more ruinous than any that "has ever before been borne within the compass of a ship"?
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