The study of medieval history can be a greatly beneficial pursuit. It bears on many modern issues: religion, politics and international relations among them. Why study medieval history? Here are a few good reasons.
British history covers such a broad expanse of history that the topics from which to choose are virtually innumerable. Fortunately, an army of historians have preceded the student of British history and their works can help to highlight for us the most interesting topics of British history.
The medieval theater can be viewed as an integral link between the great dramatists of the classical era and the modern theater. The church's prominence in the early medieval theater shaped much of its form and function, but the emergence of the actor's guilds and the professional actor helped...
The shields of the medieval period have a rich history. The different types of shields can tell us much about the events and developments of the medieval period. Their construction and decoration reveal much about the Middle Ages and the people who populated it.
The British airline industry has endured two world wars and numerous financial straits since it first began in the early 1900's. A plethora of mergers and changes to the corporate landscape have helped Britain retain one of the world's largest, most organized airline industry's. Find out more about...
The medieval jester grew out of ancient traditions of the comic actor. Many diverses cultures around the world have had some form of the jester, but the medieval court jester is the most iconic.
Anton Chekhov’s perennial drama, The Cherry Orchard, is a classic work of Russian literature. Chekhov himself grew up in a Russia that was experiencing the changes effected by the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. In one generation, Russia went...
Just imagine with me how the headlines must have looked on July 30, 1588. The most powerful naval force in Europe had been devastated and sailed towards home on its last legs. How did this battle come about? How did the "Invincible Armada" get cut...
The small country of Northern Ireland has occupied a large part of the global headlines during the last 40 years. Learn about the cause of the violence and how it can be stopped here.
The countries of the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany are two of the greatest and most highly regarded countries in the world. Both countries have similar structures of government, Germany’s being established following...
The year was 1275. The Italian explorer Marco Polo had just arrived in Xanadu, the summer-capital of Kublai Khan’s vast empire. Marco Polo and his companions were astounded at the wealth and culture of the Eastern peoples. Polo’s entourage...