1453: The Fall of Constantinople
The city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) was founded by Roman emperor Constantine I in 324 CE and it acted as the capital...
Mosaic Panel Depicting a Lion Taunted by Cupids
This panel was part of a mosaic pavement. It depicts a lion taunted and bound by cupids. The mosaicist has used very small...
Kingdom of West Francia
The Kingdom of West Francia (843-987 CE, also known as The Kingdom of the West Franks) was the region of Central Europe...
The Bayeux Tapestry shows in pictures the events leading up to the Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England by William...
Battle of Tricamarum
The Battle of Tricamarum (533 CE) was the second and last major battle of the Vandalic War (533 – 534 CE). The battle...
The Armies of the Crusades
The armies of the Crusades (11th-15th centuries CE), which saw Christians and Muslims struggle for control of territories...
Guilds of merchants and craft workers were formed in medieval Europe so that their members could benefit from mutual...
Charles the Simple
Charles the Simple (Charles III of France, l. 879-929 CE, r. 893-923 CE) was king of West Francia (roughly modern-day France...
Precious Materials in Antiquity
Certain materials have always been precious such as gold for its lustre, incorruptibility and ease to work but some ancient...
Viking Raids on Paris
Throughout the 9th century CE, Viking raids on the region of Francia (roughly modern-day France) increased in frequency, destabilizing...
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