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3 08, 2017

Third Crusade – Medieval history

By |2018-04-11T09:09:27-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Saladin (Salah al-din) When the Mamluk general Imad-ed-din Zangi died, he was succeeded by his son Nureddin, who added Damascus to the land his father had gathered together. And after Nureddin died in 1174 AD, a strong Kurdish general named Salah al-din (called Saladin in the West) took over. Salah al-din soon conquered Egypt from the Fatimids, and then he was [...]

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 [...]

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

Comneni Dynasty – Byzantine history

By |2019-04-21T11:45:07-07:00August 1st, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Alexios I Comneni, the Byzantine emperor (1081 AD) The Battle of Manzikert The Battle of Manzikert in 1071 was the end of Basil's Armenian Dynasty. The Byzantines had lost Armenia to Alp Arslan and the Seljuk Turks, and Alp Arslan took the Roman Emperor prisoner. Battle of Manzikert Who was Alp Arslan? All our medieval Europe articles [...]

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 [...]

31 07, 2017

Inside Notre Dame – Paris, France

By |2019-04-16T12:41:12-07:00July 31st, 2017|History|0 Comments

Notre Dame of Paris nave Building the apse of Notre Dame After they had pretty much finished the nave of Notre Dame of Paris, the builders worked on the crossing. Then they started on the apse. They finished the apse in 1182 AD, and the nave in 1196. What is an apse? Start of Notre [...]