Go to Australia TODAY!

Welcome! How would you like to take a vacation to Australia with “no expenses”?  (I would love to have a  ” no expenses”  trip but that’s not quite how the world works:)  Would you take this offer?  Here are some fun things about Australia that I think you would like!

Continue reading “Go to Australia TODAY!”


Culture of the Colonies

(The picture above is a saltbox house. It was one of the type of houses used in the colonial times.)

The families that came to the American Colonies had to start a new life. They were coming to escape religious tyranny, but still, they faced many challenges.

Continue reading “Culture of the Colonies”

The Thirteen Colonies

The thirteen colonies were created by England.  Big plots of land with borders given to settlers to make a new living for themselves.  Many were Catholic people being religiously persecuted now that England was under Protestant rule.  One big part of it was that England wanted more land and power and what better way to do it than colonize the whole West coast of the New World?

Continue reading “The Thirteen Colonies”


The Stars and the Heavens…

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them”    -Galileo Galilei

This man is Galileo Galilei and he was a 17th Century Italian scientist who studied mathematics and physics.  But, he is probably best known for his discoveries in astronomy.  Did you know that he discovered the rings around the planet Saturn, and four of the dozens of satellites ( word for: smaller planet or object that revolves around a larger planet) that orbit around Jupiter?  He also created his very own telescope!

Continue reading “The Stars and the Heavens…”


The Mayflower’s really short biography Authored by: Q. Palmer

The “Mayflower”…


No, not that kind of Mayflower!😜 The Mayflower was the vessel that carried the pilgrims all the way from the West coast of England to modern-day Cape Cod at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts during the year 1620.  I don’t think it gets as much credit as it deserves so I want to focus on the Mayflower for this post.

Continue reading “The Mayflower’s really short biography Authored by: Q. Palmer”


NEWS FLASH! English Colony of settlers Disappears! (400 years ago)

Hello, I’m Q. Palmer and tonight, on QUINNtessential News, a rattling event where a colony of English settlers  were lost to the world over 400 years ago…  The Lost Colony of Roanoke! Let’s get started.

Continue reading “NEWS FLASH! English Colony of settlers Disappears! (400 years ago)”


Welcome to… Amerigo?

Do you know how or where North and South America got the name America? It was all due to man named America Vespucci who, like most people during the Renaissance, was an explorer  (from Italy).

Continue reading “Welcome to… Amerigo?”


Circumnavigation of the Earth is Hard!

You know about how Columbus sailed to the “West Indies” and the people he found he called Indians? But he really found the underside of the Americas like the Bahamas and Cuba?

Did you know about the man who started the expedition of circumnavigating the earth?

Continue reading “Circumnavigation of the Earth is Hard!”


The Earth is WHERE?

Did you know that about 1800 years ago (200 AD) that an astronomer and astrologist  named Ptolemy made a theory about how the Earth was the center of our solar system? And people believed him, for 1200 years?! Crazy right?

Continue reading “The Earth is WHERE?”


Behind-the-Scenes: Ring around the Rosy


Hello! Today I am doing a post on the huge epidemic of the mid-14th century that killed over 30-60% of the whole European population. The Black Death.  But instead of talking about the whole thing, there was something that struck me as strange, and I want to write about this one thing.

Continue reading “Behind-the-Scenes: Ring around the Rosy”