Elisabeth Edwards

Elisabeth Edwards is a public historian and history content writer. After completing her Master’s in Public History at Western University in Ontario, Canada Elisabeth has shared her passion for history as a researcher, interpreter, and volunteer at local heritage organizations.

She also helps make history fun and accessible with her podcast The Digital Dust Podcast, which covers topics on everything from art history to grad school.

In her spare time, you can find her camping, hiking, and exploring new places. Elisabeth is especially thrilled to share a love of history with readers who enjoy learning something new every day!

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Articles by Elisabeth Edwards:

Secret Service Snipers and Their History of Protecting the US President

Two Secret Service snipers keeping watch over US President Barack Obama from a rooftop

First established by US President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, the Secret Service has protected American political leaders and their families for over 150 years. Within…

Robert Duvall Served in the US Army Before Becoming An Oscar-Winning Actor

Portrait of Robert Duvall + Robert Duvall as Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore in 'Apocalypse Now'

Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall has starred in everything from Western movies to The Godfather franchise. He was even the voice behind Apocalypse Now‘s (1979)…

Edgar Allan Poe: From West Point Cadet to One of America’s Most Prolific Poets

US Military Academy West Point cadets standing together in uniform + Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most prolific American poets of all time. His dark, macabre stories and gothic poetry have defined his legacy,…

F16 vs F18: Comparing the F-16 & F-18 Top Speed, Firepower & Designs

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet in flight

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon vs McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet – which one would win in an aerial battle? These two aircraft are among the…

‘Saving Private Ryan’ Facts Every Movie Fan Should Know

Behind-the-scenes image from the filming of 'Saving Private Ryan'

The 1998 epic film Saving Private Ryan is one of the greatest, most accurate film representations of the Second World War. Directed by Steven Spielberg,…

Ivar the Boneless: How a Disabled Viking Warrior Conquered England

Alex Høgh Andersen as Ivar the Boneless in 'Vikings'

The story of Ivar the Boneless has been told for centuries, striking fear into the hearts of Viking children as elders regaled in his most…

Battle of Tannenberg: Annihilation of the Russian Second Army

Russian prisoners of war (POWs) standing together + Russian flag

Five hundred years before the start of World War I, the Teutonic Knights were gravely defeated by Slavic and Lithuanian forces at the Battle of…

General Austin Miller: The Longest-Serving Commander of the War In Afghanistan

Military portrait of General Austin Miller + American flag

General Austin Miller became the longest-serving commander of the War In Afghanistan – America’s longest war – in 2021, just months before his retirement from…

‘This is What Madness Looks Like’ – WWI-Style Trench Warfare Being Used In Ukraine

Soldiers walking through a trench during World War I + Ukrainian soldier standing in a trench

Modern warfare has provided armies with an endless arsenal of high-tech weaponry, vehicles and aircraft. However, at their core, most conflicts today are similar to…

Maurice Rose: The Highest Ranking US Officer Killed By the Enemy In Europe During WWII

Military portrait of Maurice Rose

Maurice Rose lived through the horrors of the First World War and bravely returned to the battlefield when the global population was plunged into conflict…

These Are the Largest US Warships Ever Built

USS Zumwalt (DG-1000) at sea + USS Enterprise (CVN-65) at sea

From stealth to firepower and stamina, these floating technological marvels seemingly defy the laws of physics, and with a goal of creating a 350-ship fleet…

Operation Mount Hope III: How US ‘Night Stalkers’ Stole An Mi-25 Hind D From Under Libya’s Nose

Boeing MH-47 Chinook carrying a Mil Mi-25 Hind D over the desert

In just 70 hours, over 60 men with the US Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment pulled off one of the most brazen military heists…