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History of the Kingdom of Aragon

The kingdom of Aragon was a kingdom in northeastern Spain, roughly coextensive with the modern autonomous community of Aragon. The name Aragon comes from...

The conqueror of Constantinople – Story of Mehmed II Fatih

Mehmed II Fatih (the Conqueror) is born March 30 1432 in Adrianople as the fourth son of Murad II. Little is known for his...

History of the Floating City – Republic of Venice

Early history After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and as the power of Byzantine became weaker in north Italy, the Lombard hordes began...

History of Tattoos

Introduction: Deriving its meaning from the Polynesian word tatau, or to be written upon, tattoos are a type of body modification that requires the insertion...

Top 8 Ways Game of Thrones is Based on History

1) The War of the Five Kings is based on War of the Roses: George R.R Martin has based his books that tell the tale...

Which Country Would be the Most Difficult to Invade?

An often-asked question in history is which country, from any time period, with its current or previous territorial hold and before, during or after...

Shields Throughout History Which Were Key in Life or Death Situations

1)Round shield: The most common shield in history, having examples in every corner of the world in antiquity, is the round shield. Shaped to resemble...

7 Famous Flags and The History Behind Them

1)United States of America: The Star-Spangled Banner dates it origins to the American Revolution. The revolution itself had begun as a protest to the ever-growing...

5 Biggest Misconceptions About the Cowboys of the Wild West

1. Cowboys have often been envisioned as a men clad in denim clothes, a beige ranchers hat, riding freely into the sunset upon the...

Story of The Janissaries – The Elite Corps of the Sultan

The Janissaries (Ottoman ينيچرى(yeniçeri), meaning “new soldier”) were members of an elite corps in the army of the Ottoman Empire from the late 14th...

History of the German Empire (1871-1918)

Germany, since the fall of the Frankish Empire had not been under a unified leadership, unlike the French, or the English, or the Spanish,...

The History of the Incas and Their Amazing Empire

The Inca Empire was established in the 13th century and was the world’s largest empire in the early 16th century. It was created as...

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History of the Varangian Guard and Their Effectiveness

The Varyags of Miklagaard, also more commonly known as the Varangian Guard of Constantinople (hence the runic markings in Hagia Sophia). They were an...

The Latin Empire of Constantinople (1204 – 1261)

In June 1203 the crusaders of the 4th crusade attacked the city of Constantinople on request of the Byzantine prince Alexius. Alexus III fled...

History of the Kingdom of Aragon

The kingdom of Aragon was a kingdom in northeastern Spain, roughly coextensive with the modern autonomous community of Aragon. The name Aragon comes from...

The conqueror of Constantinople – Story of Mehmed II Fatih

Mehmed II Fatih (the Conqueror) is born March 30 1432 in Adrianople as the fourth son of Murad II. Little is known for his...

Prussian Crusade and the Stand for Paganism

As the Polish people were Christianized, and the Kingdom of Poland was established, seeking to conquer the lands that bordered the Baltic Sea, they...