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Frederick I of Prussia – The First King in Prussia

About Fredrick I of Prussia He was born in Konigsberg as a third son, this dynasty had a wast reach, he had a first cousin...

Why do we Idolize Violent Invaders From the Past Such as the Vikings and are Shocked by ISIS?

The Question Okay so one of our readers popped up this question? So we looked at it and seemed like a pretty cool article headline. So...

The History of Viking Ships and Their Sailing Methods

Ships were an important part of Viking society, not only as a means of transportation but also for the prestige that it conferred on her owner and skipper.

Would the Fourth Crusade Have Been Successful if it Had Happened in Egypt, as Originally Planned?

Crusades The crusades gave away a good Casus Belli and successfully worked for a period of time. Many kingdoms and especially the pope profited...

A Bone Chilling Animation Of The Final Day Of Pompeii

Pompeii along with other nearby villages and villas were in the surrounding area that was mostly destroyed and buried under 5-7 meters of volcanic ash, which was caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 CE.
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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

Medieval Crime & Punishment – How Were Criminals Tortured?

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During the Medieval Ages, there was a substantial amount of criminals. This was due to the impunity surrounding criminals which gave them the freedom to...

Twins in History – A Blessing or a Curse?

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The birth of twins isn't something unusual. Historically, it was accepted in many cultures.

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Today we refer to Viking Age Scandinavians generally as Vikings as though they were one group. But the people known as Vikings weren't an...

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The Medieval Cog Ship and Its Use in History

The cog is a type of ship that appeared in the medieval period in the 10th century and it was widely spread across the sea into the 12th century.

The Largest European Medieval Castle You Probably Never Head Of

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Did Rats Bring The Black Death Plague In The Middle Ages ?

Some people may answer this question by saying that the medieval cities had severe hygiene problems and were flooded with rats.  

Biggest Misconceptions About European Knights And Crusaders

Here we list some of the biggest misconceptions that people had about European knights and crusdaers during the medieval period.

10 Shocking Facts About The Ancient Roman Empire

Amazing facts about the Roman Empire, including the naming of the colosseum, the taxing of urine, and the worst punishments that were handed out to criminals.

What People Did To Entertain Themselves In The Middle Ages

People in the middle ages had it rough, the early medieval period from 5th to 10th century was so messed up that people came up with the term "Dark Ages" but, that did not stop them from enjoying the fun part of life.

The Deadliest Medieval Order Of Assassins – The Hashashins

According to texts that have come down to us from Alamut, Hassan-i Sabbah liked to call his disciples Asasiyun, meaning people who are faithful to the Asās, meaning "foundation" of the faith.

Frederick William I of Prussia – The Soldier King

Fredrick William was born in Berlin to Fredrick I of Prussia. The father of Fredrick successfully got the title king from the Holy Roman Emperor and now this newly founded kingdom was succeeded by Fredrick William I.

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

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 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.

How Was New Year Celebrated in the Past

In this day and age we celebrate New Years on January 1st. Here are a few facts on how people celebrated the New Year in the medieval period.

History Of British Battle Equipment Over 1000 Years

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