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Knights Hospitaller: Origins

Knights Hospitaller: Origins

The Catholic military orders are among the most famous fighting forces of the medieval period, serving as the tip of Christendom’s lance for several centuries and earning them a reputation which lasts even today. However, like many idealised groups and individuals from eras before our own, these martial orders have accrued a great deal of …

Caesar’s Funeral (44 B.C.E.)

Caesar’s Funeral (44 B.C.E.)

When a cabal of Roman Senators assassinated Julius Caesar on March 15th, 44 B.C.E., they were making a bet. They were betting that Caesar’s extraordinary tyrannical powers would die with him. They were betting that the Roman Republic was more resilient than any one man. Only time would tell if they were right. No spoilers. …

Is Mulan historical?

Is Mulan historical?

Prominent historical and mythical figures often serve as a potent symbol for whole nations. For the people of the British Isles, for example, tales such as those of King Arthur and the Round Table are almost universally known as a part of that nation’s soul. Many of these stories become so widespread and retold that …

Caligula the Insane – Most Evil Man?

Caligula the Insane – Most Evil Man?

When we think of the most evil men in history, our minds might immediately flicker to figures like Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin, just to name a couple. But what about figures farther back in time? In a past video, we discussed why Emperor Nero was the most evil man in human history. But, as …