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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...

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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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...