Category: MEDIEVAL

Jay Hemmings

Drugs were an integral part of the brainwashing process that the Assassins supposedly used to train young men to become single-minded, fanatical killers. Everyone today…

Succession Crisis and English Intervention In 1290, Scotland was in crisis. King Alexander III had passed away unexpectedly after falling off his horse and had…

Genghis Khan also encouraged philosophers, mathematicians, scientists and artists from all over the empire to meet and work together. Genghis Khan is one of the…

It is here, the tales tell us, that Robert came into contact with a spider, and the future of Scotland was shaped. Robert I, commonly…

Her small fleet of three ships flew a bloody red banner and struck terror into the heart of the French fleet. The image many people…

Norman knights continued their pillaging of Italian and papal lands. Through victory, conquest, determination, and opportunity, the Normans traveled far to be leaders and kings…

The Scottish took full advantage of this situation. By the end of the year they had retaken almost all of their land and even raided…

Jay Hemmings

When we think of the darkest, most bloody days of human history, our minds inevitably turn to the horrors of modern warfare. We think of…

For many years now, the small Baltic country of Lithuania has been known as a breeding ground for some of the world’s best basketball players.…

Generally, people who study history don’t like to compare horrors. By engaging in debates about which war was the most costly, which epidemic killed the…

Medieval China is a fascinating period to study. Most people think of the large and influential dynasties, and even many scholars don’t know a great…

Civil wars contain challenges on a number of levels. The often tortuous family trees of medieval monarchs combined with many ambitious minor officials who hardly…