Dress During Medieval Times

Like everything else in medieval times, fashion and clothing were dictated by power and money held by individuals. The Middle Ages is known for its feudal system – similar
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Battle: The Keys to Victory!

The art of waging war on fellow humans has been studied ever since the very first tribe attacked a neighbouring one in search of food, women, territory or simple
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History: Weapons in War Over Time

The history of warfare and weapons is fascinating. Not only are they as old as man, basically, but when they were invented they changed dramatically the course of human
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5 Great Study Abroad Locations for History Students

The first name that comes to anyone’s mind when thinking about universities in America is Harvard. This world class institution has an excellent history department offering undergraduate and graduate
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War on Humankind: The Black Death

War and famine were not the only things that humans had to fear in the Middle or Dark Ages. Disease was little understood and the life expectancy of the
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Middle Age Dissension: The Crusades

As with today, religion was a driving force of much of the conflict that was seen in the Middle Ages. The Crusades were a series of religious wars fought
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Storming the Castle: The Siege Engine

A siege engine is defined as a device designed to break a castle’s fortifications or cause the circumvention of same. There were as many different types of siege engines
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Home Front: Castles in the Middle Ages

After the end of the Western Roman Empire, the whole of Europe was plunged into a period of turmoil and war. The need for a place to rest and
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The Art of War: Strategies and Tactics

The way wars were fought changed greatly over the decades, beginning as clashes between armed mobs with little thought to tactics and even less to overall strategy. The idea
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No Horsing Around: The Cavalry

The use of the horse as a means of transportation has been around for centuries. The use of the horse as a domesticated animal in farming and other domestic
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