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Christine de Pizan
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan (also given as Christine de Pisan, l. 1364 - c. 1430 CE) was the first female professional writer of the Middle Ages and the first woman of letters in France. She was born in Venice, Italy but her family soon moved to France...
The Hundred Years' War: Consequences & Effects
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Hundred Years' War: Consequences & Effects

The Hundred Years' War was fought intermittently between England and France from 1337 to 1453 CE and the conflict had many consequences, both immediate and long-lasting. Besides the obvious death and destruction that many of the battles visited...
Tomb of Henry IV of England & Joan of Navarre
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Tomb of Henry IV of England & Joan of Navarre

The tomb of Henry IV of England (r. 1399-1413 CE) and his wife Joan of Navarre (c. 1368-1437 CE) in the Canterbury Cathedral. (Image has been slightly sharpened)
France, c. 1420 CE
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France, c. 1420 CE

Map of France during the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453 CE), around the time of the Treaty of Troyes (1420 CE).
Siege of Orleans
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Siege of Orleans

Siege of Orléans in 1428 CE from the 15-century CE manuscript Vigiles de Charles VII (c. 1484 CE). Bibliothèque nationale de France, Manuscrit Français 5054, folio 53, recto.
Henry VI of England
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Henry VI of England

Henry VI of England ruled as king from 1422 to 1461 CE and again from 1470 to 1471 CE. Succeeding his father Henry V of England (r. 1413-1422 CE), Henry VI was crowned the king of France in 1431 CE but he could not prevent a French revival...
Henry V of England
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Henry V of England

Henry V of England ruled as king from 1413 to 1422 CE. Succeeding his father Henry IV of England (r. 1399-1413 CE), Prince Henry established himself as a fine military leader in battles against English and Welsh rebels in the first decade...
The Nebra Sky Disk - Ancient Map of the Stars
Articleby Brian Haughton

The Nebra Sky Disk - Ancient Map of the Stars

The Nebra Sky Disk is one of the most fascinating, and some would say controversial, archaeological finds of recent years. Dated to 1600 BCE, this bronze disk has a diameter of 32cm (about the size of a vinyl LP) and weighs around 2 kg. It...
The Plantagenets
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets, sometimes referred to as the Angevin-Plantagenets, were the ruling dynasty of England from 1154 to 1485 CE. The name Angevin derives from the family's ancestral lands in Anjou, France and the term Plantagenet (perhaps) from...
Pont-d'Arc Cavern, Replica of Chauvet Cave
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Pont-d'Arc Cavern, Replica of Chauvet Cave

Pont-d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the Chauvet Cave. Near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche, France.
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