History

  • February 24, 2024
  • 8 Min Read
Siege of Damascus, miniature by Jean Colombe from Sébastien Mamerot's book "Passages d'outremer" (1474)

Decision Making in the Medieval Military: Crusader states showcased inclusive debates, consent-driven policy, and decentralized authority.

Depiction of Matilda in the 12th-century Gospels of Henry the Lion

The Lady of the English: Matilda's quest for the English throne during the Anarchy reveals a tale of ambition, struggle, and resilience.

The White Ship

The White Ship Tragedy: The 1120 White Ship disaster claimed the English heir, sparking a succession crisis and the Anarchy.

  • February 17, 2024
  • 12 Min Read
Battle of Cresson

Vocabulary and the Definition of a Medieval Strategy: Strategy often misunderstood, means designing and implementing warfare structures to pursue societal goals

  • February 10, 2024
  • 10 Min Read
14th-century miniature of the Second Crusade battle from the Estoire d'Eracles

Crusader Strategy: Limited by resources, the Crusader states relied on opportunism due to manpower and financial constraints.

  • February 3, 2024
  • 11 Min Read
Crusader Strategy

Business Strategy and Medieval History: Exploring medieval strategy via crusader states reveals their unexpected strategic prowess, challenging our modern biases.

Medieval Messenger

Medieval Communication: Discover the evolution of communication from the Persian Empire's relay systems to medieval Europe's town networks, shaping trade, governance, and religion.

Anglo-Saxon Clothing, 6-9th century CE

Anglo-Saxon England: Explore how the Anglo-Saxon era transformed England, from cultural fusion and linguistic evolution to the establishment of enduring legal systems.

A depiction of a bustling medieval town, showcasing Gothic architecture and the vibrancy of economic and cultural life during this period.

The 12th Century: A cultural rebirth began, laying Renaissance foundations with economic shifts, Gothic art emergence, and societal transformations.

19th-century religious card depicting Benedict IX

The Tale of Benedict IX: A pope thrice, his reign marked by bribery, scandal, and the unique sale of the papacy, reshaping medieval Rome.

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