Here are some one liners...
Portugal is Portugal Again -- It's been something like 60 year but Portugal wins its independence from Spain. I summarize this ugly, personal war.
Newton's Latest Accomplishment Reflects Well on Him -- He invents the Newtonian telescope, the basis for most modern telescopes today. I also talk about my experience building a telescope and the life lesson I learned.
United by Consent: Leviathan and the Declaration of Independence -- Thomas Hobbes publishes his revised Latin version of Leviathan. It contains principles used in the Declaration of Independence.