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History of Denmark (1848 – 1905) Part 2

November 15, 1863, Frederick VII died, the last representative of the governing Danish line. The death of the king opened a wide way for...

The Rule of Odoacer The King of Italy

Early History There are several versions of the origin of Odoacer. Odoacer's father, who belonged to Attila’s entourage, probably died in a battle in Bolia...

The Coup of Odoacer and the Fall of Rome

Background In 474, Julius Nepos became Roman emperor. He successfully fought against the Vandals, and also commanded a fleet that defended the shores of the...

The History of Medieval Ukraine – High Middle Ages

In the second quarter of the twelfth century, the single state broke up into independent principalities. The chronological beginning of the period of fragmentation...

Pre-History and Ancient Period of Ukraine

The first human settlements emerged on the territory of Ukraine in the early Paleolithic era. The pebble industries of the sites of the Southern...

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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

The Coup of Odoacer and the Fall of Rome

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Background In 474, Julius Nepos became Roman emperor. He successfully fought against the Vandals, and also commanded a fleet that defended the shores of the...

Pre-History and Ancient Period of Ukraine

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The first human settlements emerged on the territory of Ukraine in the early Paleolithic era. The pebble industries of the sites of the Southern...

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