A Latin word used to describe the set of political and social ideas and practices that the Romans used to define themselves. Those without Romanitas were considered barbarian.
Fact of the Day
Among the many people who bought coats of arms at the beginning of the seventeenth century was the common hangman of London, Gregory Brandon.
Quote of the Day
"Oh dear. I think I'm becoming a god. "
~ Vespasian's last words
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.