A painting of Germanic people in the battle of the Teutoburg Forest
Ancient History

The Germanic Settlers in Britain

February 14, 2022

According to archaeologists, and contrary to popular belief, the Germanic settlers were groups of farmers who had migrated to Britain in search of more fertile land. […]

An Anglo-Saxon ancient candlelight
Ancient History

The Birth of Anglo-Saxon England

February 14, 2022

Based on DNA and archaeological studies, we know that England was ‘settled’ by different groups of migrants. These migrants then coalesced to form a new kingdom, the so-called Anglo-Saxon England. […]

The Romans marching up the shores of England, leading the Roman invasion
Ancient History

The Roman Conquest of Britain

February 14, 2022

Under Emperor Claudius’ rule, the Romans invaded Britain in 44 AD, and the Britons of the lowland south and east were quickly converted to a Roman way of life. […]

A statue of Odin, a Norse god
Ancient History

Why Are There So Many Plot Holes in Norse Myths?

February 12, 2022

Norse myths may frustrate modern audiences as they are used to consistent narratives that always try to have reasonable explanations. Norse myths are dreamlike stories that sometimes defy reasoning. […]

Statue of Charlemagne
European History

Charlemagne: The Father of Europe

January 11, 2022

Charlemagne was much praised by his contemporaries. In fact, there is even a prize in his name for those who work toward the unification of the peoples of Europe. However, not everyone has shared the same opinion about the ‘father of Europe’.. […]

Photo of a traditional Chinese building.
Ancient History

Factors behind China’s Historical Dominance

February 3, 2021

China was a huge and powerful economy from 600-1700 C.E. A lot of it was because of effective irrigation techniques, a taxable farm surplus, and proper civil administration policies. […]

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