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The Brank - Torture Methods in History
Many torture methods make you cringe. Others can make you sick. Then there are those that almost make you laugh and wish they were used today. Almost…. The Brank is one such device.
The Brilliant Marriage of Henry VII
Winning a battle to claim the throne can be successful, but also marrying to seal your claim could be smarter. Henry VII might have killed Richard III in battle to take the crown, but he didn't fully have it until he married Elizabeth.
The Camp at Cambridge
Not many people are aware of the Continental Army's camp at Cambridge, but this gathering was crucial in the American Revolutionary War.
The Causes of the Peloponnesian War
The reasons behind the Peloponnesian War were both political and a failure of diplomacy.
The Charter Oak
One tree became a symbol to the colonists. It stood for freedom. It helped inspire a revolution.
The Chivalric Ideal in the First Crusade
As Pope Urban II called for troops to initiate the First Crusade, the chivalric ideal was at the heart of many who stepped forward. What truly happened during the military/religious operation was a mixture of chivalry and madness.
The Church and Medieval Medicine
Modern day society sees medicine as a science to be studied and practiced. The science side of medicine is typically accepted easily. During the Middle Ages, science was not yet defined and accepted readily by the Christian Church which was developing a strong hold over society.
The Cluniac Reforms and St. Augustine
Looking closely at the Cluniac reform and the ideas that St. Augustine promoted, it seems that the reform by the Cluny order was neither a reflection nor a contradiction of St. Augustine.
The Code of Hammurabi
Our legal system can trace much of its roots to a set of laws that were written more than 1700 years before Christ.
The Collapse and Ressurection of the Roman Empire
The collapse of the Roman Empire during the third century began with Maximinius Thrax.
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