Category: MEDIEVAL

The Guardians of Scotland & The English Aggressors

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: A Visionary Leader or a Brutal Conqueror?

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…

Web of Intrigue: How a Spider Helped With Scottish Independence

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…

The Not So Noblewoman Who Turned Pirate

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…

A Long Horizon: From The Normandy Beaches to the Byzantine Empire

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 Auld Alliance -Scotland The Brave

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…

The Sack Of Baghdad In 1258 – One Of The Bloodiest Days In Human History

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…

Tiny Lithuania Was Once a Superpower of Europe

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.…

Tamerlane Wiped Out Perhaps 17 Million People With Just Fire & Swords

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…

Outlaws and Outcasts Led by a Former Slave Overthrow a Dynasty

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…

Death & Marriage in Civil War: John Marshal Gains Power in Medieval England

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…

Aggressive warrior emperor from China’s less well known period of disunion

This true story details the actions of an aggressive warrior emperor from China’s less well known period of disunion. This was the largest time frame…