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In Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Day 9

This morning we headed back to the train station for a day trip to Avignon. It was about a 30 minute train ride and a great time to listen to music and look out the window at the country side. 390 more words

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Use of a chemical weapon in Medieval London 

July 2nd – On this day in 1460, in the Wars of the Roses, the Yorkist army arrived at the gates of London, and were admitted by Aldermen sympathetic to their cause.  233 more words

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Use of a chemical weapon in Medieval London 

July 2nd – On this day in 1460, in the Wars of the Roses, the Yorkist army arrived at the gates of London, and were admitted by Aldermen sympathetic to their cause.  233 more words

On This Day

Animal and Natural Worlds, c.500 to 1750 (Conference, 3rd July)

Last-minute places are still available for this free symposium on medieval and early modern ecologies, which takes place tomorrow, 3rd July, at Palace Green Library… 292 more words

Events

Extract from Chapter 8 - King of the Caucasus

The sound of battle is a terrifying one.

First the clanks and the yells, then the flesh opening and the agony. The horses whinnying, the shields splitting, the bows twanging and then the death.

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How Democracy Killed the Mongol Empire

This week-end, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day, and all that it stands for:  freedom, justice, democracy.  Enjoy your cookout and fireworks.  This year, we also celebrate another milestone in self-determination, the signing of the Magna Carta by King John of England, acquiescing to the demands of the barons, and paving the way for future battles and statements of rights.  513 more words

History

Dear Florence

I remember walking around your streets and gazing up at your distinct architecture feeling like I was in the medieval ages.

I climbed your towers and gazed over your red-tiled rooftops and watched as the Arno River ran through you on its way to Pisa. 63 more words

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