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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. [...]

4 08, 2017

Albigensians – Cathars – Crusade

By |2019-01-21T10:25:15-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

Albigensians were also called Cathars This story starts about 1050 AD, not long after the Capetians took power in northern France. Some Christian people in the south of France began to think differently about God from the other Christians around them. These Christians called themselves "Good Christians." Other people called them Cathars (from a Greek word for 'pure'), or Albigensians (because some [...]

31 07, 2017

Sainte Chapelle – Paris – Conciergerie

By |2017-07-31T10:08:19-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Sainte Chapelle, in Paris The Sainte Chapelle was (and is) a beautiful little church or chapel in France, on the island in the middle of the city of Paris. King Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis, and his mother, Queen Blanche of Castile, built it between 1241 and 1248 AD (before Louis left on the Seventh Crusade). King [...]