Such wonderful, positive images usually flood children's imaginations when the words "Fairy Tale" are uttered. Disturbingly though, Fairy Tales in their original form, even the tales written and told by the Brothers Grimm, were in all actuality quite morbid and frightening stories.
The Vikings influence every settlement they visited. Those Vikings who permanently settled left a lasting impact on the population and heritage.
Are you writing an essay in medieval history? Check out this list of four excellent topics for your next research paper.
Queen Victoria didn't just head up an Empire as the mother to nine children she also earned the title of Grandmother of Europe. Who were Queen Victoria's children?
Edinburgh has much to offer the visitor in way of culture, history and spectacle. It also has a lively social scene. The Cowgate area in the Old Town of the city can offer all of these. It is a site of historical interest where many famous people have lived and worked.
Take a trip back in time to visit Queen Elizabeth the First. The discoveries that we take for granted, and Strange Facts about the Monarch. Then test your brain power with our fabulous quiz! Everything you need to know on one page!
Through my limited knowledge, I have compiled a list of the top ten worst ever rulers of our green and pleasant land. It's been done before, but I believe that this really is the definitive list!
Viking incursions in Frankia brought about a near-collapse of an empire built by Charles 'the Great'. Trade and culture suffered until Charles 'the Simple' turned attackers into guardians...
Ship sizes in the Viking Age varied according to use. King Aelfred had some of the biggest ships of the age. Trading vessels were broader and higher for cargo, warships longer and lower for speed.
The Western Gate to the ancient Diocletian's Palace became a passageway to a new section of town in the Middle Ages. Split experienced a huge of growth due to its active importation between East and West. This brought the city prosperity and culture as well as plague and the constant threat of...