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The History of Typography – The Process of Creating Printed Materials

Typography was invented twice: once in China and Korea and in medieval Europe. In China, printing was invented, according to some data (Julien, "Documents...

The Fall of Granada – Granada War

The capture of Malaga Malaga, the main seaport of the Granada Emirate, in 1487 became the main target of the Castilian forces. Emir az-Zagall was...

Julian The Apostate and The Fight For Paganism

Path to Power Born in Constantinople, the son of Julius Constance, brother of Constantine the Great, and his second...

The Persian campaign of Julian the Apostate, Stages 2, 3 & 4

Stage II (from the battle of Ctesiphon before the start of the retreat) Here - under the walls...

The Persian campaign of Julian the Apostate

Before the Campaign The invasion of Roman troops under the command of Emperor Julian the Apostate on the territory...

Historical Profiles

Maria Theresa, The Last Emperor From the Habsburg House - The Biggest Family in the World

Maria Theresa, The Last Emperor From the Habsburg House – The...

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Maria held the following titles: Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. Plus by marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress.
Catherine The Great - The First Woman to be Called "The Great"

Catherine The Great – The First Woman to be Called “The...

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Catherine came from German heritage.  She had a disturbing childhood, but her family pulled the right strings, and along with the help of Fredrick the great she was soon to be marrying the future King of Russia, Peter III.

Wars and Battles

Biggest Misconceptions About European Knights And Crusaders

Biggest Misconceptions About European Knights And Crusaders

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Here we list some of the biggest misconceptions that people had about European knights and crusdaers during the medieval period.
History Of British Battle Equipment Over 1000 Years

History Of British Battle Equipment Over 1000 Years

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From 1066 to 2014, we have created a short gallery of images depicting the many items soldiers had to carry to war. 

Ancient History

Julian The Apostate and The Fight For Paganism

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Path to Power Born in Constantinople, the son of Julius Constance, brother of Constantine the Great, and his second...

The Persian campaign of Julian the Apostate, Stages 2, 3 &...

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Stage II (from the battle of Ctesiphon before the start of the retreat) Here - under the walls...

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