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Why did People Wear Powdered Wigs?

The powdered wig was one of the most well-known and often lampooned features of 18th-century fashion. But how did this style come to be? And why did people wear them? Men in 16th century England wore the first wigs to cover up baldness. Wigs became increa

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How the Seven Years' War set empires ablaze and set the stage for the American Revolution

The Seven Years' War, spanning from 1756 to 1763, marked the first conflict to be fought on a truly global scale. Engulfing diverse regions from the dense forests of North America to the plains of Europe, the tropical Caribbean, the coasts of West Africa,