Hey history lovers! I've got big news!
It's been ages since the last major update! Unfortunately, the website has been languishing since about 2014, due to me being too busy with school and work to update it.
Those of you who visit Horrid History regularly may have noticed that things have been moving around and changing, and that the website is more streamlined. This isn't an mistake: I've been silently removing old clutter and adding new content.
2018 has been a year of shakeups for Horrid History. Since January, I've been rolling out changes and updates to the entire website. This is aimed at making the website more web and mobile-friendly, and also to increase the value of Horrid History to history students, history teachers, and history enthusiasts everywhere. This period of transition will continue for the entirety of 2018, and possibly farther.
I've deleted all themes that were only an outline with no articles (this included Incas, Mayas, Poland, and most of Russia minus Kievan Rus'). Hopefully these themes will return in the future, but at the moment I cannot allocate time to expand them. I've also decided to delete the USA theme for now. I've also done a preliminary overhaul of the "Games" and "Recipes" pages.
I'm especially excited to announce the introduction of a new, innovative way to exhibit sources of the articles! All future articles will now include a "Sources" sidebar with primary and/or secondary sources, beginning with the "Kievan Rus'" theme. I will eventually add it to all preexisting articles.
I'm thrilled to announce the release of a series of historical and biographical articles chronicling the history of Kievan Rus' from the arrival of Rurik in 862 to the death of Yaroslav the Wise in 1054. These articles will help flesh out the "Kievan Rus'" theme. In tandem with the series, the article "Vladimir the Great" is currently in the process of being updated. Some of the new articles have already been released (head over to the "Kievan Rus'" theme to read them), and the rest are to be released in summer 2018. I'm planning on going on to flesh out the "Ancient Egypt" and "Ancient Rome" themes in the near future.
Here are some other updates you can expect to see in the second half of 2018 and beyond:
Stay tuned for more updates later this year!