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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.

History Of British Battle Equipment Over 1000 Years

From 1066 to 2014, we have created a short gallery of images depicting the many items soldiers had to carry to war. 

Peter III of Russia – Reining Only 6 Months

There was a plot against him by many members of the government and influential figures. His wife, the unloving Catherine, was potentially the leader of this plot against the king.

Elizabeth of Russia – The Queen With Over 16 000 Dresses

Elizabeth had a fine education and was naturally brilliant, but not many resources were spent on her because nobody thought that a woman not of pure noble birth would inherit the throne.

How Did People Make Fabric in the Middle Ages and How Did They Color It.

Wool was the most used material in the middle ages. It could be produced in great quantity, it was warm, it could be made into thin or thick fabric and took dye more easily than other fabrics.

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