The Eternal City for Sale

When we think of Ancient Rome, we picture it as a mighty and unstoppable empire. Its legions conquered everything in their path while its Senate managed a nation stretching from the UK to Iraq. But while that was certainly true, Rome had no shortage of enemies who brought the Republic to its knees. From Hannibal …

The Crusading Goose

The First Crusade was a time of political upheaval, military glory, and historical significance. However, it was also mass hysteria. While it was meant to mobilize knights and experienced soldiers, the ideas spread across all people including the lower classes. This is why when the lords and princes arrived in Europe, they were also accompanied …

The Men You Have Pitted Us Against

The Battle of Thermopylae is perhaps one of the most famous wars in ancient history. Although fought almost 2,500 years ago, it is still honored and remembered as one of the greatest last stands, with countless books, movies, and comics being made in its honor. Although some details have been embellished or disproven, its message …

The Black Prince’s Baptism By Fire

Along with the Crusades, the Hundred Years’ War is one of the most famous medieval conflicts. The war is famous not just because of its length, spanning over a century, but also because of the legendary figures and iconic battles. While these might appear set in stone today, these figures had to get their start …

The Faith of Joan of Arc

Regarding female heroes throughout history, undoubtedly one of the most famous has to be Joan of Arc. Her exploits in the Hundred Years War are legendary where she managed to inspire the Kingdom of France to continue fighting right during a time when they were struggling against the might of the English armies. Under her …

Trial of Urbain Grandier

Many people have heard of the Salem Witch Trials and the Spanish Inquisition, where priests persecuted innocent people in the name of finding heresy or witchcraft. These have served as warnings against blind zealotry and paranoia by how those in power. Often, we imagine the victims were the innocent and lower classes who could not …

Pope Urban’s Call for Crusade

For most of the medieval times, the lands of Europe Christianity, and Islam in the Middle East and Africa had been divided. At the border of these two religions was the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire which served as the bulwark of Europe. For the longest time, this empire had checked the advances of the …

Illustration Of Love in Letters: Popeye Cartoonist

There are people who show illustrations to show their loved ones how important they are to them. There are writers who write a dozen pages of letters because of uncontrollable adoration for their significant other. Take this letter, for example, to show you that both mediums can coincide through a thought. This was a letter …

Frida Kahlo and Her Kissmark

Frida Kahlo is one of the most iconic women in the industry of arts. This is to say that she has delved in both Visual Arts and personalized literary art. She is one of the most significant symbols in the area of creativity because of love. Without love, Frida won’t be Frida. This is to …