From NPR: During the Middle Ages, Christian pilgrims en route to Jerusalem had a problem. They needed to pay for food, transport and accommodation during… Read More »Podcast Planet Money, Episode 742: Making Bank
Everyone is familiar with Hitler and the Third Reich, but why was it called the Third Reich? What were the First and Second Reichs? We… Read More »The Holy Roman Empire and the seeds of the Third Reich
From the BBC: Henry VIII: Britain’s most famous king. Big, bold and brash, he is the epitome of ‘Merrie England’. Ruling between 1509 and 1547,… Read More »What did King Henry VIII really want from a wife?
Good article by Tim O’Neill, M.A. in medieval literature, regarding several misconceptions about the medieval period. It’s clear that there was a collapse in learning and much… Read More »Why Are the Middle Ages Often Characterized as Dark or Less Civilized?