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What Caused the Fall of the Western Roman Empire?
Videoby Ancient History Encyclopedia

What Caused the Fall of the Western Roman Empire?

There were many factors that contributed to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, all of which will be discussed throughout the video. The Western Roman Empire took 300 years to decline before it eventually fell in c. 476 CE. The Eastern...
Domitian
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Domitian

Domitian was Roman Emperor from 81 to 96 CE and his reign, although one of relative peace and stability, became engulfed in both fear and paranoia. His death at the hands of those who were closest to him brought an end to the short dynasty...
Elagabalus
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Elagabalus

Elgabalus was Roman emperor from 218 to 222 CE. Having failed to keep many of his promises to the army, Roman Emperor Macrinus (217 – 218 CE) was becoming increasingly unpopular, and it would only take a little lie from a young boy's...
Philip the Arab
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Philip the Arab

Philip the Arab ruled as emperor of the Roman Empire briefly from 244 CE to 249 CE. In 244 CE Roman emperor Gordian III responded to an uprising in the eastern provinces instigated by the Persian king Shapur. Under the superb leadership of...
Kingdom of Jerusalem
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Kingdom of Jerusalem

The Kingdom of Jerusalem was a state created in 1099 CE by Crusaders and western settlers after the First Crusade (1095-1102 CE). With Jerusalem as its capital, the kingdom was the most important of the four Crusader States in the Middle...
Chief Powhatan
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Chief Powhatan

Wahunsenacah, also known as Chief Powhatan (l. c. 1547 - c. 1618) was the head of the Powhatan Confederacy of Native Americans who inhabited the region of the modern-day State of Virginia, USA, which they knew by the name of Tsenacommacah...
Ten Legendary Female Viking Warriors
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ten Legendary Female Viking Warriors

In 2017 CE, Uppsala University archaeologist Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson published her study of a Viking grave discovered in Birka, Sweden in the 1800's CE which she and her team had revisited. She claimed that what was formerly understood...
Fall of Rome - Podcast & Fill-in the blanks
Worksheet/Activityby Marion Wadowski

Fall of Rome - Podcast & Fill-in the blanks

This activity has been designed to fit a 10-minute slot for your class. Based on a 5-minute podcast, students have to fill in blanks to get a quick overview of the reasons behind Rome's fall. It is part of our Fall of Rome lesson where...
Lugh
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Lugh

Lugh (also Lug, Luga) was one of the most important Celtic gods, particularly in Ireland, and he represented the sun and light. Although originating as an all-wise and all-seeing deity, Lugh was later thought of as a historical figure, great...
Battle of Agridi (1232 CE)
Imageby Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers

Battle of Agridi (1232 CE)

Illustration of the Battle of Agridi (1232 CE), during the War of the Lombards, by Marek Szyszko. Courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.