The Roman Empire is usually said to have ended in 476 AD, with the capture of Rome. But in reality, the Empire managed to survive virtually intact in the East for nearly a further 1000 years.
Along with the many amazing communications barriers that were overcome, the invention of the moveable-type printing press made it possible for Bibles to be owned by the common people, thus helping make "the priesthood of all believers" a relevant identification for every Christian, whether or not...
Pirates were known for the great horror they caused through the weapons they used. They used many items to instill terror from cannons to revolvers.
The identity of Spain was forged in fighting; the Reconquista-the 'reconquest' of those territories taken by the Islamic Moors- was, for centuries, the guiding project of the nation.
An exploration of tne First Baron's War. This episode focuses on the Anglo-Norman side, consisting of some baddies and some classic heroes, amongst whom we find the enigmatic Willikin of the Weald.
The victory of Henry V's small, exhausted and starving army against a vast French host was the greatest triumph of the English longbow in the Hundred Years War between England and France.
Nicholas Flamel isn't just a Harry Potter character - he was a real-life scribe and scholar who might have actually created the Philosopher's Stone!
The queen consort of England, Jane Seymour, was seemingly perfect in every way. What was the story behind this remarkable woman? And, what would have happened had she lived?
Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara, and Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, were brothers in law. Between the two, a long love story made of a few meetings and a secret correspondence….
Set out on a pilgrimage because Seth Tomko reviews Thomas F. Madden’s New Concise History of the Crusades.