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Why Are Medieval Castle Stairs Always Clockwise?

There are many medieval castles still standing today. The majority of the castles are made from stone. The earlier castles were made from wood. The...

How different were Swedish, Danish and Norwegian Vikings?

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...

Medieval Crime & Punishment – How Were Criminals Tortured?

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...

Were The Vikings Really As Strong As They Are Portrayed?

Who Were The Vikings? Vikings were known as one of the bravest warriors in history. But is this really true? Or do we just think this...

Twins in History – A Blessing or a Curse?

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

Glima – The Nordic Martial Art Practiced by the Vikings

What is Glima? Glima is a Scandinavian martial arts system used by the fearless Vikings. Strength wasn't the only way to dominate your opponent even...

How Were Books Made In the Middle Ages

Each of the medieval period books were written by hand, starting in the early until the medium middle age when talking about Europe, a majority...

6 Amazing Facts About The Fearsome Huns

The notorious Huns spread horror throughout Europe and Asia. Despite being nomadic people, they still conquered a good portion of land during their Golden period. The...

A History of Global Pandemics

  A History of Global Pandemics   The coronavirus of 2019 put the world to a halt, making people curious as...

Richard Lionheart – The King Killed By a Boy

King Richard I, more famously known as Richard Lionheart, was notorious for his exploits in the Third Crusade.

Who Founded Stoicism

Initially, it was known as "Zenonism". It was a philosophical school that arose in Athens in 300 BC. What made it so popular?

Muslim Conquest of Spain – Battle of Guadalete

The Muslim Conquest of Spain was one of the most important battles between the Muslims and Christians in the first millennia.

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Why Are Medieval Castle Stairs Always Clockwise?

There are many medieval castles still standing today. The majority of the castles are made from stone. The earlier castles were made from wood. The...

How different were Swedish, Danish and Norwegian Vikings?

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...

Medieval Crime & Punishment – How Were Criminals Tortured?

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...

Were The Vikings Really As Strong As They Are Portrayed?

Who Were The Vikings? Vikings were known as one of the bravest warriors in history. But is this really true? Or do we just think this...

Twins in History – A Blessing or a Curse?

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