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3 08, 2017

Late medieval France – Anne, Anne, and Charles IX

By |2019-01-27T20:23:33-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

King Louis XI of France The Hundred Years' War During the Late Middle Ages, with the Crusades and the Hundred Years' War over, the French kings fought mainly to get control of more and more land, gradually forming their country into modern France. Hundred Years' War Late Middle Ages All our medieval Europe articles Charles VII (and [...]

2 08, 2017

Hundred Years’ War – Medieval Europe

By |2019-09-04T12:01:37-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

The place where the British burned Joan of Arc alive in Rouen during the Hundred Years' War The last Capetian king When the last French king in the direct Capetian line died in 1328 AD, the English king Edward III, who already held a large part of France, claimed the right to rule all of France. He [...]

2 08, 2017

Medieval England – History of Europe

By |2017-08-02T17:40:31-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Henry III of England King John died in 1216 AD, the year after John signed the Magna Carta. His son Henry III succeeded him. (Henry III was named after his grandfather Henry II.) Henry III was only nine years old when he became king. So he pretty much had to do whatever the barons (the rich men) told him [...]

31 07, 2017

Inside Reims cathedral – Nave and Transept

By |2017-07-31T09:49:52-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Elevation of the nave inside Reims cathedral One difference between Chartres cathedral and Reims cathedral was that at Reims they didn't build a deep gallery over the aisle. Instead, they just put in a shallow, fake gallery, that looked lighter. As at Chartres, this gallery is tiny compared to the big arches underneath. On the [...]

20 06, 2017

What is cavalry? Ancient battles

By |2019-03-07T07:23:35-07:00June 20th, 2017|War|0 Comments

Etruscan image of a Scythian woman riding a horse, ca. 600 BCE When did cavalry get started? Cavalry are soldiers riding horses. The earliest cavalry soldiers were in about 800 BC, when horses were finally bred big enough so that they could carry a full-grown man in armor. Fighting on horseback began in [...]