Twelve Greatest Illuminated Manuscripts
Illuminated manuscripts are, as their name suggests, hand-made books illumined by gold and silver ink. They were produced...
Gilded Silver Vase from Italy
Silver vase, partly gilded, with an ivy wreath and a vine scroll; the handles also have vines. Roman period, c. 10-80...
King Egbert of Wessex
Egbert of Wessex (l. c. 770-839 CE, r. 802-839 CE; also given as Ecgberht, Ecbert) was the most powerful and influential...
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...
We're the world's most-read history encyclopedia.
Our mission is to improve history education worldwide by creating the most complete, freely accessible and reliable history resource in the world.