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2 08, 2017

King Henry II of England – Medieval history

By |2019-08-17T23:05:42-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Henry II of England: Matilda's son Queen Matilda of England When William the Conqueror died in 1087 AD, he left the throne of England to his sons William II and then Henry, and in 1035 Henry left it to his daughter Matilda, the widow of Henry V of Germany. William the Conqueror 1066 Henry V of Germany [...]

1 08, 2017

Saladin Tax – Medieval Europe

By |2018-04-24T08:11:08-07:00August 1st, 2017|Economy, Medieval|0 Comments

Sherwood Forest, where Robin Hood lived In the Early Middle Ages, most people did not pay any money taxes to the king. Instead, they gave chickens, honey, or work days to their own lord. Then in turn their lord passed on services to the king - if the king could make him do it. But in order to [...]

26 07, 2017

Rustem’s death in the Shahnameh

By |2018-04-07T17:04:30-07:00July 26th, 2017|India, Literature|0 Comments

Rustem kills the treacherous Shaghad When he was an old, old man, Rustem really did die (according to the story in the Shahnameh). Rustem died from treachery and betrayal, by his own half-brother Shaghad. One day Rustem was riding through the forest on his horse Rakhsh, when suddenly they fell into a pit. Shaghad had dug [...]

12 06, 2017

History of Hunting – Running, Nets, Bows

By |2019-09-15T07:02:25-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|4 Comments

Persistence hunting People have been hunting for a long, long time; the history of hunting is older than people. Even monkeys hunt meat with sticks. So men and women have been hunting since before they even became people. The oldest kind of hunting may be persistence hunting. Evolution of Primates Chimpanzees Early humans Gathering wild food [...]