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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 …

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

The history of Venice is a tale of sea power, and who could be a more fitting sponsor than WORLD OF WARSHIPS – the epic free-to-play MMO that combines naval strategy, tactics… but mostly firepower. World of Warships has more than 200 playable ships, all meticulously researched historical vessels such as cruiser HMS Belfast, or …

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 …

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind (Even Worse Than Before)

Back by popular demand, we bring you another show on unimaginable punishments authorities have meted out on criminals and people deemed a threat to government, rulership, or even religion. While crushing people’s heads in medieval vices certainly doesn’t happen anymore, the world is still home to some barbaric punishments today. Even in the most developed …

Why Were Vikings So Much Better At Fighting?

Why Were Vikings So Much Better At Fighting?

They are credited with inventing the Western version of the hair comb, and they were the first Westerners to use skis. They were the Vikings, and these accomplishments are not what these Norse people are best known for. The Vikings captured the attention of the world when they decided to terrorize parts of Europe and …