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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...

History of the Firearm and How it Changed Warfare

The "firearm" was invented in China in the 13th century for celebration or for signaling. The Chinese used gunpowder in the following centuries without ever testing it on the battlefield.

History of the Medieval Boat Hulk

The Hulk vessel was invented in the early medieval period - it was a sea craft that is known as the predecessor of the more advanced carrack and carvel vessels.

Knarr – The Oldest Norse Merchant Ship

A Knarr was a vessel used for cargo storage - it was a cargo ship that had a wide hull and was deeper and shorter than the standard longship. The reason for this was for it to store more cargo and for much smaller crews to operate it.

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

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is a 13th-century Teutonic castle located near the town of Malbork, Poland.

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.

What Did Espionage Look Like in Medieval Europe?

There were professional spies employed by the kings that were spread everywhere. They didn't have a 007 look to them but they still had a good set of skills.

How Were Instruments Made in Medieval Times?

Many of the Medieval musical instruments are ancestors to our modern musical instruments.

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