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8 09, 2017

Caribbean history – South America

By |2019-04-08T07:42:32-07:00September 8th, 2017|History, South America|0 Comments

Arawak or Carib woman swimming with her kids - Caribbean islands ca. 1580 AD Who are the Carib people? Arawak people had conquered the Caribbean islands about 300 BC. Then about 1200 AD, Carib people started trying to conquer the Arawak. In the middle of this process, with some islands Carib and others still Arawak, the [...]

5 08, 2017

Austria-Hungary in the 1600s

By |2018-04-08T11:14:18-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Ferdinand (1556) Charles V made his brother Ferdinand the ruler of Austria-Hungary in 1556 AD. But when Ferdinand died in 1564, he divided Austria-Hungary among his three sons. Each of those three little countries was pretty weak, and they were always fighting each other. So during the years when Elizabeth was making England into a strong [...]

5 08, 2017

Austria-Hungary – Charles V to Ferdinand

By |2018-09-17T08:34:22-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Joanna of Castile, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain - the mother of Charles V Maximilian I and the Hapsburgs Maximilian I of the powerful Hapsburg family decided not to bother with the Pope's approval to be Holy Roman Emperor in 1508 AD. He thought the Hapsburgs were powerful enough to stand on their own. [...]

3 08, 2017

The Reconquista – Medieval Spain

By |2018-04-12T00:08:05-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Roland blows his horn for help and tries to break his sword on a rock (Chartres Cathedral) As soon as the Moors had conquered Spain in 711 AD, the descendants of the Visigoths and the Romans joined forces to try to get the Moors out of Spain again. These Spanish people gradually conquered more and more of Spain, beginning [...]