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The Thirty Years’ War

Fought throughout Europe from the year 1618 to 1648, the Thirty Years’ War started out as a religious war between Protestant and …


The Powerful Habsburgs

The House of Habsburg, also spelled Hapsburg, was one of the most important royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy …


The Hundred Years’ War

When England’s King Edward III claimed to be King of France, the Hundred Years’ War began in 1337. The Hundred Years’ War …


The Black Death

In the late 1340′s, the Black Death spread like wild fire throughout Europe. It was a result of a virus carried by …


Norman Conquest

The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers, …