Xin Qiji, Chinese poet, statesman and drinker
On this day in 1140 the Chinese poet, statesman and military leader Xin Qiji was born. His life seems to have been one of service... Read More
Du Fu, was he China’s greatest poet?
On this day in AD 750 the Chinese poet Du Fu was writing verse. One of China’s best loved poets, he was born during the... Read More
Ancient Athens defeats the mighty Persians at Marathon
To listen to this post, click here – On this day in 510 BC the Athenian Army under its clever general Miltiades defeated a much... Read More