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By James TurnerFamily was of the utmost importance in shaping the identity, political affinity and horizons of twelfth century aristocrats. This was no less true for royals with the Norman and Angevin kings of England finding both their greatest supporters and ardent foes emerging from the ranks of their own family throughout the 12th century.
The invention of gunpowder, followed by weapons that could make use of it, is one of the most important developments in military history. The technology emerged in China in the eighth-century, and would spread throughout Asia and Europe during the Middle Ages.Here is our list of ten key moments in the development of guns and gunpowder:804 – Qing Xuzi is the first person to record the recipe that makes gunpowder.
Late medieval sub-division of space within a parish church: Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, YorkHuntington, JoannaYork Medieval Yearbook, ISSUE No. 1, (2002)AbstractOne of the most elusive aspects of medieval religious life is how people actually worshipped, that is, how they used the spaces demarcated for religious activity.
The Elusive Netherlands: The question of national identity in the Early Modern Low Countries on the Eve of the Revolt Duke, AlastairBMGN – Low Countries Historical Review, Vol. 119, No. 1 (2004)AbstractWhen in the Comedy of Errors Dromio of Syracuse compares the ghastly fat kitchen- wench, whom he’s thinking of marrying, to ‘a globe’, on which he ‘could find out countries in her’, his master Antipholus demands particulars.
Pictures of the clergy in the Theodore PsalterBy Christopher WalterRevue des études byzantines, Vol.31 (1973)Abstract: The way of representing clerical dress and attributes in Londin. Add. 19352 is first considered analytically. Comparison with Vatican, gr. 1613 shows that the artist has a more precise and standardized way of representing the different ranks of the hierarchy in Londin.