The Pocket Guide to World History

Benét, William. 1886-1950. US poet. The Dust Which is God 1941. [Read more ...]

Benevolences. 1473-1689. Forced ’loans’ to English monarchs. [Read more ...]

Bengal. 8C Pala emp. 11C Hindu. 13C Turk. 1576 Mogul. 1757 Britain. 1947 India(W)/Pakistan(E). 1971 E =Bangladesh. [Read more ...]

Bengal Famine. 1770. 1/3 of population died. No British aid. [Read more ...]

Bengal Partition. 1905-11. Split for administrative ease. Creates nationalistic opposition. [Read more ...]

Benin.1625 Abomey kingdom = Dahomey. 1892 France. 1895 French West Africa. 1959 Autonomous. 1960 Independent =Dahomey. 1975 =People’s Republic of Benin. [Read more ...]

Benjamin. Youngest son of Jacob and Rachel. Led 1 of 10 Lost Tribes. [Read more ...]

Bennett, Arnold. 1867-1931. English Staffordshire novelist. Meticulously detailed Naturalist. Clayhanger Series 1910. [Read more ...]

Bennett, Richard B. 1870-1947. Canadian Conservative Prime Minister 1930-5. Advocated Empire Free Trade. Imperial Conference 1932. [Read more ...]

Benten. Japanese god of reasoning. Patron of literature, music, femininity. [Read more ...]

Bentham, Jeremy. 1748-1832. English Utilitarian philosopher, jurist. Principles of Morals and Legislation 1789. Fragment on Government 1776.“Greatest happiness for the greatest number”. [Read more ...]

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