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5 08, 2017

Germany in the 1800s – Bismarck

By |2019-04-03T13:02:43-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Map of Europe after the Congress of Vienna (thanks to Wikipedia) What was the Congress of Vienna? An alliance of European armies finally defeated Napoleon in 1814. Then all the European countries held meetings known as the Congress of Vienna. They wanted to figure out the best way to stop anyone from conquering them again. They [...]

3 08, 2017

Beowulf and Grendel – Medieval Epic

By |2019-09-11T10:03:30-07:00August 3rd, 2017|Literature, Medieval|0 Comments

The only surviving manuscript of Beowulf Date of Beowulf Beowulf is a long poem that somebody wrote down around 1000 AD. The poem is in Old English, so whoever wrote it probably lived in England. It's one of the oldest poems written in English (but not the oldest). Only one copy of the poem [...]

2 08, 2017

Medieval Hungary – Magyars

By |2019-10-10T07:45:59-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Medieval Hungary: Stephen, the first Christian King of Hungary ca. 1000 AD The Magyars invade Hungary When the invading Magyars conquered land in Eastern Europe from the Slavs about 900 AD, and started the country of Hungary, they didn't stop there. Wait, who were the Slavs? All our medieval Europe articles The Magyars fight their way across [...]

2 08, 2017

Holy Roman Empire – Medieval Germany

By |2019-08-17T23:41:35-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Empress Agnes of the Holy Roman Empire holding Henry IV Agnes and the Pope After the death of Henry III in 1056 AD, his widow Agnes ran the Holy Roman Empire. With the help of the king of Poland, the Popes now felt stronger. They tried to break away from the control of the Holy Roman Emperors. Who was Henry [...]

2 08, 2017

King Arthur’s Britain – Medieval history

By |2019-09-11T11:29:54-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Like the people King Arthur was fighting: Sutton Hoo invaders' helmet (500s-600s AD, now in the British Museum) The end of Roman Britain When Constantine III revolted in England in 406 AD and took all its Roman troops with him to France, that was really the end of Roman control in Britain. Who was Constantine III? The Roman [...]