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Norman Kings of England: William II, Henry I

William Rufus or William the Red William II (Rufus), a passionate, greedy ruffian, second son of the Conqueror, designated by his father on his deathbed (Robert, the...

The Capetian Kings of France: Hugh Capet, Robert II The Pius and Henry I of France

HUGH CAPET Hugh(called Capet, for the cloak he wore as abbot of St. Martin de Tours). At Hugh's accession, the kingship was at its nadir;...

Yamato Clan and State, The Birthplace of the Japanese Political State

The Yamato state The Yamato court is known as the birthplace of the Japanese political state. It is a term applied to the political system...

The Brutal History of the Visigoth Kingdom of Spain

Who were the Visigoths The earliest Visigoths were a Germanic group that alternated between opposing and serving the Roman Empire. Unlike some other Germanic tribes,...

Story of the Abandoned City of Teotihuacán – The Mesoamerican Jewel

Where is this great City ? Located some 25 miles northeast of Mexico City in the Basin of Mexico, the massive ruins of the great...

History of The Sassanid Empire – Rome’s Biggest Rivals (224–651 c.e.)

The Sassanid Empire was the last pre-Islamic Iranian dynasty that ruled over a large part of western Asia. Following the Achaemenid dynasty, the Sassanids...

History of Yemen From Ancient Times Until The Rise of Islam

Rise of Yemen Yemen is the state occupying the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Because of the extensive desert in the interior of the...

10 Oldest Ships in the World Which Have Survived to This Day

list of the 10 oldest ships in the world which have survived to this day without significantly losing their original form. 10.  Gokstad ship 900 CE The Gokstad...

10 Legendary Historical Swords That Actually Exist

1. The Sword of Saint Galgano One night the Archangel Michael appeared in a dream to Sir Galgano and beckoned to him to follow, for the Archangel...

Attila, the Hun (“The Scourge of God”) – King of the Huns

Attila the Hun Born about 400, Attila succeeded a series of Hunnish chieftains of varying degrees of ferocity and efficiency. Attila ruled jointly over the...

Michael VIII – Founder of the Last Byzantine Dynasty

Michael VIII (1261-1282) was Byzantine emperor, an ambitious and unscrupulous usurper, he founded Byzantium's last dynasty. Belonging to one of the most powerful Byzantine...

25 Interesting Facts About the Byzantine Emperors

The Byzantine Emperors ruled for a thousand years during the darkest days of Western Europe, but much of their history remains below the radar...

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Norman Kings of England: William II, Henry I

William Rufus or William the Red William II (Rufus), a passionate, greedy ruffian, second son of the Conqueror, designated by his father on his deathbed (Robert, the...

The Capetian Kings of France: Hugh Capet, Robert II The Pius and Henry I of France

HUGH CAPET Hugh(called Capet, for the cloak he wore as abbot of St. Martin de Tours). At Hugh's accession, the kingship was at its nadir;...

Caracalla, Edict of Constitutio Antoniniana – Giving Freedom in the Roman Empire

The Roman emperor Caracalla (or Marcus Aurelius Antoninus) issued the Edict of Caracalla, also known as the Constitutio Antoniniana or Edict of Antoninus, in...

The Story of Chandragupta II and The Builder of the Largest Indian Empire

Chandragupta II was the third ruler of the Gupta Empire of India. He reigned when the Gupta dynasty reached its zenith of power, and...

Seven Sages of Greece and Their Influence in the World

The Seven Sages  or Seven Wise Men was the title given by ancient Greek tradition to seven early-6th-century BC philosophers, statesmen, and law-givers who were renowned in the following centuries for...