Author Archives: Tamera Lynn Kraft

About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

Today in HisStory – October 15

Byzantine General Belisarius made his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals. (533 AD) Dionysius, the Orthodox archbishop of Suzdal, died in prison. He had founded a monastery, encouraged his people in their struggle against the Tatars, … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 14

King Harold II of England was defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. He was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. (1066) Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeated King Edward II of England … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 13

Persian armies of Cyrus the Great captured Babylon. (539 BC) Nero became emperor of Rome. (54 AD) French King Philip IV had Grand Master Jacques de Molay and Knights Templar arrested and charged of idolatry and corruption. (1307) In Virginia, … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 12

The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia overtook Babylon. (539 BC) King John of England lost his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge. (1216) 180 Jews refused baptism in Munich Germany and were … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 11

Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria killed an estimated 230,000. (1138) John Ziska, a military genius, died of plague after defeating several armies trying to suppress the Bohemian reformation begun by the martyr Jan Hus. (1424) The Burchardi flood killed about 15,000 … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 10

Frank leader Charles Martel, outnumbered and against overwhelming odds, won the Islam tours battles to keep Muslims from invading Europe and giving Christianity a chance to evangelize. (732 AD) Birth of Jacob Arminius, the Dutch theologian from whose writings and doctrines have … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 9

Leif Erikson discovered Vinland, reputedly becoming first European to reach North America. It was possibly L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada. (1000) Robert Grosseteste, a reform-minded English bishop who influenced John Wycliffe and formulated the scientific method, died. (1253) Rhode Island founder … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 8

The modern Hebrew calendar originated. (3761 BC) Massachusetts Bay Colony formed its first government. (1633) In London, Benjamin Keach was hauled before a magistrate and accused of scandalous behavior for printing a Baptist primer for children. (1664) Patriot and Founding Father … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 7

Jean de Gerson preached a powerful sermon before the King of France, rebuking the treatment of the poor. (1405) Columbus missed Florida when he changed course. (1492) Forty foot waves sunk 20,000 small crafts and killed 300,000 near Bengal, India. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – October 6

William Tyndale was burned at the stake after being strangled by his executioner for translating the Bible into English. His last words were “Lord, open the king of England’s eyes.” Two years later, King Henry VIII ordered the Bible was … Continue reading

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