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  • June 15, 2024
  • 8 Min Read
An artistic depiction of a medieval king and queen

Medieval Practice of hereditarily passing down titles ensured power decentralization, providing long-term stability and preventing monopolies.

  • June 9, 2024
  • 7 Min Read
Fatimid Army

Fatimid criminals, mercenaries, and slave soldiers were key in bolstering the Caliphate's military power, yet faced numerous social and racial challenges.

Uncovering Vikings: Beyond myths, exploring their culture, trade, and laws that shaped modern society.

  • June 7, 2024
  • 12 Min Read
The Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Representation and Written Constitutions question if historical governance reforms truly offered freedom or manipulated power under a guise of representation.

  • June 2, 2024
  • 7 Min Read
Feudalism Origins and Operations

Feudalism reshaped society amid invasions, spreading power from monarchs to local lords, fundamentally altering medieval Europe's social structure.

  • June 2, 2024
  • 6 Min Read
Krak des Chevaliers, NW Syria

Crusading Criminality and the Architecture of Fear: Burglars often entered homes by breaching walls, a testament to the insubstantial construction of the era.

  • May 26, 2024
  • 10 Min Read
Master Jean de Mauléon - Playing Dice

Crusading Criminals: Kings and princes indulged in gambling, reflecting poorly on royal stature.

King John of England (left) in battle with the troops of Louis of France (right)

King John's Rebellion saw barons, led by Robert Fitzwalter, wage war against the king, seeking support from France's Louis, leading to a civil war in England.

Magna Carta The Birth of Liberty by Dan Jones

Magna Carta, a cornerstone of English liberty, was sealed in 1215. Dan Jones explores its origins, impact, and legacy in 'Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty'

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