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Dead Kings Club: Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great (r. 871-899) was the king of Wessex in Britain but was later known as the king of the Anglo-Saxons after his victories over the Viking invaders and his later negotiations with them. 2,799 more words


Hello, Readers.

It has been a long time since I posted an essay, this yeah has certainly been a trial for many people and I myself have been dealing with many changes to my work and personal life. 166 more words


Historical Weekend Walks: Alcázar of Seville (al-Qasr al-Muriq), Seville, Spain

Lockdowns are frustrating. Especially in the autumn/winter season because festive spirit isn’t quite there yet and the weather is, quite frankly, bad. In fact, Lockdowns are a constantly ongoing greyish mess. 1,276 more words


The woeful inadequacy of the EU’s foreign policy

President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Qasem Soleimani may not have entirely transformed the politics of the Middle East, but it has re-defined the rules by which the US is now playing the foreign policy game. 1,217 more words


Europe: 'Monaco - History Of The Microstate' (Video)

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France to the north, east and west, and by the Mediterranean Sea to the south.


The History of Hungary in a Dozen Maps

After histories of England and Spain, here comes the history of one of the oldest continuously existing European nation states – Hungary. You know: one of these countries nobody has ever heard of. 11,975 more words


BOOK REVIEW: Children of Ash and Elm

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings by Neil Price (Nonfiction Book, 2020).

Neil Price, one of the foremost figures in the study of the people we call the Vikings, offers up a compelling and richly detailed account of their 300 year heyday. 409 more words