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Who Invented the Chariot?

The earliest recorded stage of the use of chariots is the Sintashta culture - 4100 years ago. So how did it rise to prominence?

The Red Baron – The World’s Greatest Pilot?

Was the Red Baron the greatest pilot that took to the skies? He is a known legend that fought for Germany in WW1.

The Rule of Pope Gregory IX

Pope Gregory IX had an amazing life and was responsible for a number of decrees that shaped European history.

Pharaoh Menes and the Unification of Egypt

The story of Pharaoh Menes is surrounded in folklore and mystery. Was he really the first pharaoh that united the country of Egypt?

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.

Tasty Medieval Bread Recipe Which You Can Make Right Now

Try this tasty medieval bread recipe that you can do at home. Wheat was the number one food source in the medieval period. Evidence for the use of flour in order to make bread could be monitored way back millennium ago.

Did Rats Bring The Black Death Plague In The Middle Ages ?

Some people may answer this question by saying that the medieval cities had severe hygiene problems and were flooded with rats.  

Biggest Misconceptions About European Knights And Crusaders

Here we list some of the biggest misconceptions that people had about European knights and crusdaers during the medieval period.

Frederick William I of Prussia – The Soldier King

Fredrick William was born in Berlin to Fredrick I of Prussia. The father of Fredrick successfully got the title king from the Holy Roman Emperor and now this newly founded kingdom was succeeded by Fredrick William I.

Maria Theresa, The Last Emperor From the Habsburg House – The Biggest Family in the World

Maria held the following titles: Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. Plus by marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress.

Catherine The Great – The First Woman to be Called “The Great”

Catherine came from German heritage.  She had a disturbing childhood, but her family pulled the right strings, and along with the help of Fredrick the great she was soon to be marrying the future King of Russia, Peter III.

How Was New Year Celebrated in the Past

In this day and age we celebrate New Years on January 1st. Here are a few facts on how people celebrated the New Year in the medieval period.

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Who Invented the Chariot?

The earliest recorded stage of the use of chariots is the Sintashta culture - 4100 years ago. So how did it rise to prominence?

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The Red Baron – The World’s Greatest Pilot?

Was the Red Baron the greatest pilot that took to the skies? He is a known legend that fought for Germany in WW1.

The Rule of Pope Gregory IX

Pope Gregory IX had an amazing life and was responsible for a number of decrees that shaped European history.

Pharaoh Menes and the Unification of Egypt

The story of Pharaoh Menes is surrounded in folklore and mystery. Was he really the first pharaoh that united the country of Egypt?