Tag «medieval»

L’adoubement du chevalier

L’adoubement du chevalier

Hi, it’s Alain. The Adoubement… Do you remember? I was telling you about it in my video on the origins of chivalry. « To be a knight, one must be knighted. It doesn’t matter if you’re a king or a man of the people, to be a knight you have to be knighted, and that’s it. ». …

History Summarized: Classical India

History Summarized: Classical India

When last we left the history of India, Ashoka’s Mauryan Empire had just shattered into a dozen pieces. We hate to see it, but sometimes it be like that. Unfortunately for my love of cartography, what follows are the Classical and Medieval periods, where hundreds if not thousands of small local kingdoms change their borders …

History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

The Byzantine Empire has long maintained a delicate balance of simultaneously doing fantastic and also being constantly in peril. Normally this would be a contradiction, but the Byzantines made “Golden Disaster Empire” their entire damn brand. As we’ll see over the next 500 years, the Dark Ages brought genuinely brilliant reforms while the Golden Age …

Gribshunden crossbow reproduction (sort of)

Gribshunden crossbow reproduction (sort of)

funny little things these Hi it’s Tod of Tod’s Workshop and Tod Cutler here and today we’re going to talk about this. The Gribshunden crossbow. We’re also going to range across a few other areas because it’s an interesting project not just about crossbows but about the way that you approach reproduction artifacts and what …

Early History of the University of Cambridge

Early History of the University of Cambridge

So that’s how Cambridge got founded right? Well, not quite, for example not all students and faculty left to Cambridge from Oxford, a large portion of them went to the much closer town of Reading where they hoped to wait out until the University of Oxford reopened. So that begs the question of why did …

Medieval Europe: Crash Course European History #1

Hello and welcome to Crash Course European history, I’m John Green, and as you may know medieval Europe has a terrible reputation. We often hear that it was disease and famine-ridden (which it was). Children were supposedly forced to marry at six or eight or ten years old, which was not common, although people did …