Fourth Crusader Invasion of Egypt, 1168-1169 CE
A map depicting the Fourth Crusader Invasion of Egypt from 1168 - 1169 CE. This invasion led to the Zengid conquest of Egypt under the leadership of Shirkuh and Saladin (1137 - 1193 CE).
Second Crusader Invasion of Egypt, 1164 CE
A map of the Second Crusader invasion of Egypt in 1164 CE that depicts the routes of the armies of both the Crusaders and Zengid Dynasty.
The Fight for the Right to Vote in the United States - Nicki Beaman Griffin
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-fight-for-the-right-to-vote-in-the-united-states-nicki-beaman-griffin In the United States today, if you are over eighteen, a citizen, and the resident of a state, you can vote (with some...
Slavery in the United States - Crash Course
In which John Green teaches you about America's "peculiar institution," slavery. I wouldn't really call it peculiar. I'd lean more toward horrifying and depressing institution, but nobody asked me. John will talk about what life was like...
Armour in Ancient Chinese Warfare
With zinging arrows, powerful crossbow bolts, stabbing swords, and swinging axes all a staple feature of the Chinese battlefield, it is not surprising that soldiers sought to protect themselves as best they could with armour and shields...
Dating to the mid-13th century CE, this lamp was found near Acre, in present-day Israel. It measures 5.4 cm x 11 cm x 6 cm. (Metropolitan Museum, New York)
Siege Warfare in Medieval Europe
Siege tactics were a crucial part of medieval warfare, especially from the 11th century CE when castles became more widespread in Europe and sieges outnumbered pitched battles. Castles and fortified cities offered protection to both the local...
The so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 CE, was a popular, double religious movement led by a French youth, Stephen of Cloyes, and a German boy, Nicholas of Cologne, who gathered two armies of perhaps 20,000 children, adolescents, and adults...
The Armour of an English Medieval Knight
English medieval knights wore metal armour of iron or steel to protect themselves from archers and the long swords of opponents. From the 9th century CE, chain mail suits gave protection and freedom of movement until solid plate armour became...
Map of Ancient & Medieval Sub-Saharan African States
A map indicating the major ancient and medieval states in sub-Saharan Africa. Areas and dates relate to a state at its peak. In addition, shaded areas are approximate indicators only. For the majority of the states, their precise borders...