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The Early Life of Henry VIII and His First Wife Catherine

From a young age, Henry VIII was given the best education available from the current leading tutors. Henry was fluent in French and Latin. Not much of his early life it's known because Henry wasn't supposed to become king.

Priests and Their Role in the Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, the clergy and the Church were very influential. The kings appointed members of the clergy including the bishops and priests. In return,...

How Syphilitic “Zombies” Wandered During The Renaissance In Europe

Syphilis is a very serious disease. The origins of this disease it’s still unknown, but currently there are two theories, which can potentially tell...

The Unthinkable Horror Of Prison During The Middle Ages

Have you ever wondered what prison during the middle ages was like? The outcome of crimes during the middle ages were dependent on one's social...

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...

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...

The Year of The 4 Roman Emperors – The Ultimate Fight for Power

The year of the 4 Emperors took place in 69 A.D. It signified the period in which three leaders had been changed over the...

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.

Medieval Longbow – The Most Powerful Weapon For Its Time?

In the Medieval period, every kingdom was at war, everyone was fighting against everyone and it was just a mess. As technology developed a lot of things changed.

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

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

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