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Jun 17, 2022

The Reconquista continues into the life of Queen Isabella of Castile! 

We begin with her early life. Isabella was born into a kingdom that was a far cry from its glory days. Improvished and on the brink of civil war, Castile had descended into a dark age under the weak rule of her older half brother, King Henry...


Mar 23, 2022

We continue the story of The Eastern Roman empire into the time of the Fourth Crusade. What began with the greatest of intentions became one of the more destested chapters in history.

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Oct 9, 2021

Richard the Lionheart and Saladin were military masterminds. The Third crusade pit each man against the other. The prize was the city of Jerusalem. 

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Jul 2, 2021

The First Crusade was a spectacular success for the Christian armies. During this time the Byzantine Empire entered a golden age known as the Komnenian Restoration. However, with the fall of Edessa in 1144, the Islamic world begins to coalesce. Zengi and his son Nur ad Din create a powerful state. But despite...


May 12, 2021

The story of Byzantium continues through the high point of the reign of Basil II and then into the nightmare that followed the battle of Manzikert only to enter the time of the crusades. 

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