The history of mind maps

The first known mind map originates from around 300AD. It was drawn by the ancient philosopher, Porphyry, and shows the relationship between the material and immaterial things in this world. Born in Tyre, Lebanon, during the Roman Empire, Porphyry was

How banks prevent criminal activity

One serious issue within the banking industry is tackling money earned from criminal activities entering into the economy. The act of disguising the origin of “dirty money” is known as money laundering. Money earned from drug dealing, illegal gambling, human

User’s Guide to Digital History Resources Map

The Linkfacts Digital History Resources map is an interactive tool to help history buffs, researchers, students, and teachers find the right online sources for their needs. It covers history right from ancient times to the present day, and has a

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European Rulers from 1500-present day

The monarchies of Europe can be confusing. Between disputed successions and marriages unifying countries, the history of Europe’s rulers can become complicated. This graph from Linkfacts helps clear things up. Follow lines of succession from modern day monarchs in Britain,

“The billionaire space race” – A...

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson are three billionaires that are famously competing to make spaceflight more accessible. Since the 2000s, these self-made “space barons” have expanded their businesses to capitalise on the opportunities in outer space. It is