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21 08, 2017

What is excommunication? Christianity – religion

By |2019-06-02T18:40:28-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion|0 Comments

Medieval excommunication ceremony What is excommunication? Excommunication was a Christian idea. It meant you could not take Communion anymore. Beginning in the Roman period, bishops or groups of bishops excommunicated people who were doing things the Church didn't like. What is Communion? What is a bishop? Christians in the Roman Empire Roman religion All our ancient Rome [...]

6 08, 2017

René Descartes – European philosophy

By |2019-05-06T07:44:32-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

René Descartes Who was Descartes? René Descartes was one of the earliest philosophers of the European Enlightenment, in the early 1600s AD. He was just 8 years younger than Hobbes. While Descartes was growing up, Henry IV was killed, Marie de Medici ruled, and then Richelieu. More about Hobbes The Enlightenment All our European History [...]

5 08, 2017

Early Modern France – Henry IV

By |2018-10-30T04:34:08-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Henry IV of France Henry IV of France In 1589 AD, Catherine de Medici died in France, and her last son, Henry III, was killed a few months later. Henry III had no sons, and after a short civil war his 36 year old cousin, Henry IV, became the next king of France. Henry IV [...]

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 [...]