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Leisure in an English Medieval Castle
Article by Mark Cartwright

Leisure in an English Medieval Castle

Thanks to their favoured position in life and the labour of the peasants on their estates, nobles in an English medieval castle had plenty of leisure hours which could be frittered away by eating, drinking, dancing, playing games like chess...
Austrians Attack the Village of Marengo Defended by General Victor
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Austrians Attack the Village of Marengo Defended by General Victor

The Austrians charge against a line of French soldiers under General Claude Victor-Perrin at the Battle of Marengo (14 June 1800), by Benoit Perrier. Marengo Museum.
Camille Desmoulins
Definition by Harrison W. Mark

Camille Desmoulins

Camille Desmoulins (1760-1794) was one of the most prominent journalists during the French Revolution (1789-1799). A fervent republican, he played an important role in the Storming of the Bastille, when he called the people to arms. Although...
Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course
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Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course

When the Protestant Reformation broke out in Western Europe, the Catholic Church got the message, at least a little bit. Pope Paul III called a council to look into reforming some aspects of the Catholic Church and try to stem the tide of...
Bust of Henry the Navigator
Image by Benoît Prieur

Bust of Henry the Navigator

A statue bust of Prince Henry the Navigator (aka Infante Dom Henrique, 1394-1460). Faro, Portugal. (image cropped)
Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2
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Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2

This week on Crash Course Theater, Mike is acting like theater started in Greece. Well, for the western theater, this is true. The earliest recorded drama in the west arose in Athen, and these early plays grew out or religious ritual. Namely...
The Scientific Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #12
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The Scientific Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #12

So, what exactly is a scientific revolution? And are they more than just moments in time Historians use to mark the beginning and ending of things through time? In this episode we'll look into some ideas and people named Nick and how they...
Colossal Lamassu, Mosul
3D Image by Benoît Rogez

Colossal Lamassu, Mosul

A marble statue of a lamassu, a protective deity which was supposed to guard the city. Made in Assyria, c. 700 BCE. Found near present-day Mosul, Iraq. On display, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Made using Sketchfab.
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