Lindsay Holiday tells the story of the early Anglo-Saxons in Britain between 450 and 1066 A.D. The Saxons were originally Germanic tribes who migrated from Saxony and other parts of the European continent and developed the English language -- at least half the words in the language were originally Anglo-Saxon words. She asks and answers … Continue reading Early Anglo-Saxon Kings and Queens of England Were Originally Part of Germanic Tribes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEImkSOl-0 Æthelstan , allegedly the first king of the English, reigned between 924 until 939 and unified the island for the first time. He was first viewed as king of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927, and then King of the English from 927 to 939 when he died. Sources: The Anglo Saxon Chronicles Sarah Foot, Æthelstan, … Continue reading Æthelstan: The First King of the English
The Infographics Show: "What exactly is Scandinavia? The countries of Scandinavia are Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. We might also refer to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or Fennoscandia, which also comprises Finland and parts of Russia. Moreover, we talk about Nordic countries, and these include Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands. But today we are talking about three … Continue reading How Did Scandinavia Become Christian?What If It United?
Traces of Byzantium, the Greco-Roman Eastern Empire that dominated for a thousand years, can still be found in Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, as this documentary illustrates. It was overtaken by the Ottoman Empire in 1453. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantin...//Empire, from 395–1453 A.D. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...Emperors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantin...Architecture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_...Orthodox Church.
The period from the 750s to the 1100s is generally known as the Viking era in Scandinavian history. If you have Scandinavian in your DNA, it is probably from this period when the Vikings were exploring, conquering and mating with the maidens of Northern Europe. The Vikings originated in Denmark, spread into what is now … Continue reading The Vikings Really Got Around, Spread Their Seeds Far and Wide
North American history prior to the arrival of the permanent European colonists in the 1600s remains in the vapors. We know about major cultures such as the Inkas and major events such as the smallpox epidemic that wiped out 90 percent of the Native American population. Imagine how the continent might easily have developed differently. … Continue reading 800-1600 North American What If’s
This famous statue of Prince Vladimir the Great of Kiev, Ukraine carrying a cross symbolizes his introduction of Orthodox Christianity to Ukraine and Russia in 988. He remains a strong symbol of both Orthodox Christian nationalism and Ukranian nationalism and was depicted in a popular Russian animated movie in 2006. Vladimir embraced Christianity about 20 … Continue reading What If Prince Vladimir Did Not Choose Orthodox Christianity As State Religion…? How Russia Developed
What if the so-called "Dark Ages" -- the nearly 1000 years from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, through the Middle Ages until the Renaissance -- did not exist? Actually, they didn't. "Dark Ages" is now an old-fashioned Eurocentric term that baby boomers and older millennials might have learned in history classes, … Continue reading ‘Dark Ages’ Weren’t So Dark, With 1001 Inventions
Students of history will be pleased by the work of Kip Wheeler, Ph.D. at Carson-Newman University in Tennesee who has created timelines of the most important world events in each century from 0 to 1400 A.D. I found his timelines while in search of consequential events and people from 900 to 1000 A.D., located here. … Continue reading Each Century’s Timeline Available Online