Middle Ages & Renaissance History
On October 18. 1541, Margaret Tudor died of a stroke. She didn't expect to die, so created no will. This meant that her wishes went unfulfilled. She was buried in a priory that was demolished.
Medieval Europe was no place for the timid; however, there was law and order to make life a little more tolerable. Here's an overview of law enforcement, medieval style!
Diane de Poitiers was the famous royal mistress of King Henri II of France, known for drinking a gold elixir to stay young and beautiful. She also plotted to keep his wife, Catherine de Medici, ruthlessly in the...
This article is the extraordinary story of how, in an age where rank and virtue were crucial attributes for a wife, a commoner and mistress became the first lady in England, and the mother of a Royal Dynasty.
The Middle Ages are also sometimes called the Medieval Period of Western Civilization from medium (middle) + aevum (age). The Medieval Period extended from the late 400s to the late 1300s CE (around 900 years)....
Along with Florence and Rome, Venice also became an important center of the Renaissance taking place in Italy.
Knights wearing armor. Horses charging into battle. Swords, spears, and shields. Viking longboats. Castles. Solemn monks. These images come to mind when we discuss the Middle Ages. Although we call it the "dark...
What you read in your textbooks, and were taught in class about the Middle Ages is probably wrong. Banish those thoughts about medieval people and learn what their lives were really like, based on information collected...
Feared as an all-conquering invader during his lifetime, William the Conqueror suffered an ignominious death, a farcical funeral and his remains were repeatedly desecrated for 1000 years afterwards.
The Black Death (or plague) was one of the greatest catastrophes of human history. Between 1346 and 1353 around half the population of Europe died. Worldwide an estimated 75-200 million people died.
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