Tag «medieval»

History of France Documentary

History of France Documentary

The Northwestern country of the continent of Europe is République Française. It is one of the historically and culturally signification nations of the world all until now as France. République Française played quite a key role in the international affairs since centuries now. République Française, had colonies all over the globe just like how the …

Why You Wouldn’t Survive In Medieval time

Why You Wouldn’t Survive In Medieval time

Chances are slim that you’ll wake up tomorrow having slipped through a time portal and find yourself now living in a Medieval village. But if that does happen, here are some of the things you can expect. First off, it’s hard being a peasant. Fortunately, you happen not to be a slave, because that status …

What Made The Black Death (The Plague) so Deadly?

What Made The Black Death (The Plague) so Deadly?

In October of 1347, 12 ships dropped anchor at a Sicilian port. Those who eagerly approached were met with a grisly sight. Almost all aboard were either dead or barely alive, their skin erupting with blackened boils that dripped blood and pus. In horror, the Sicilian authorities demanded the ships set sail, but though they …

March of History – Meilleur jeu web 2014

March of History – Meilleur jeu web 2014

Year 1000 AD, at the end of the dark ages Play a family of lords on maps with up to 1000 players Cross the ages up to the nuclear era Rule over your people and become a great builder… Negociate alliances But do not neglect the art of war… … for empires can collapse as …

A Mini Guide to Medieval Castles | Animated History

A Mini Guide to Medieval Castles | Animated History

A medieval castle had two purposes: it was both a fortification and the home of a lord. The first castles were just earthwork enclosures. Later, earth mounds and timber towers were built, forming a type of castle called a motte and bailey. However, the timber constructions were vulnerable to fire, so shell keeps were built …

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

So, who were the Normans? You might think they were French, but they were in fact descended from Norse raiders from Scandinavia. They settled in northern France in the ninth and early 10th century, calling their new homeland Normandy 150 years later, their leader, Duke William II, claimed he also had the right to the …

History Summarized: Scotland

History Summarized: Scotland

In researching this video I very quickly learned a valuable lesson about how little the Scots mess around. “Okay”, I thought “the Scots in the English hate each other, sure, but it can’t be THAT bad, honestly.” So I took a little peruse to see how many times the two actually fought each other and …