How alcohol played a key role in warfare around the world

For centuries alcohol has always played an important, and sometimes decisive, role  in warfare. As it brought the troups moral and courage in many armies the intake of booze was allowed or even stimulated. Other commanders believed it was best to keep their troops as sober as possible, so they wouldn’t go out of control.…

Peter the Great, the tsar of partying

Have you ever heard of Peter the Great? If so, you probably know he was the Russian emperor (tsar) from 1682 until 1725. He got his nickname The Great not only for his impressive physique, but also since under his reign the Russian Empire became very prosperous. He founded Saint Petersburg, which became an important…