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Famous battles that changed the course of history, such as the Thirty Years' War. We have collected interesting stories, legends, and myths for you. Read more about the TemplarsGladiators or Hussite weapons.

  • Saladin General Saladin Was Respected by Muslims and Christians

    He was a generous monarch and a respected military leader that is how by soldiers and others talked about Saladin. In the twelfth century, he was one of the main figures in world events. The Muslim ruler was also recognised by Christians, partly due to his friendly gesture which helped his opponent Richard the Lionheart fight. It was a rare relationship between these two men which was based on recognition and respect. Who was the famous Saladin and why do the people in today's Syria still remember him?

  • Living History Living History, a New Phenomenon Travel Back in Time to Experience the World of Knights and Princesses

    Do you also sometimes wonder what it would be like to be born in the Middle Ages, for example? Fans of history know well that life in previous centuries was no bed of roses. Some of us still want to know and experience what it was like. So, what can you do when watching historical films stops being enough and you want to experience history first-hand? You should get to know living history. What are the rules and why is it quite a struggle to get used to the ways of old?

  • Třicetiletá válka The Thirty Years' War Changed Europe Beyond Recognition

    The Thirty Years' War could be described as the one of the largest armed conflicts, that spread devastation over much of Europe. It began in 1618 as the culmination of disputes between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestants. Everything was caused by the Reformation in the sixteenth century. An equally important cause of the war was the struggle for political supremacy with regard to European countries.

  • SPQR Ancient Rome, Unrestrained Passion for Pleasure, but Also Profound Suffering

    For the Romans, watching savage arena games related to unlimited drinking and enjoyment. However, the Roman people did not only lay foundations for games and public entertainment, but also for the development of the modern society. The famous thriving empire on the one hand, strict upbringing, and violent fights on the other. What made the Ancient Rome so unique? Discover a few more secrets.

  • Sword, the Most Valuable Viking Weapon

    People commonly associate the Vikings with violent savages raiding more civilized nations around them. Only a few people know that the Vikings were also established traders and craftsmen. The skills of some Viking blacksmiths were so extraordinary that their weapons are said to be 1000 years ahead of their time. Were swords the most common Viking weapons? How did they forge them?

  • viking titulek Vikings: How Historically Accurate is the Series?

    Confident and violent warriors with axes and shields who raided wide areas of Europe. They fought like one nation. So are the Vikings portrayed in the popular series from Canadian-Irish co-production. “Vikings“ (2013) has fans all around the globe. How much different were the real Vikings from those in the series?

  • templář titulek Templars

    Only a few orders have raised such enormous interest and intense emotions as the Order of the Templars. Both loved and hated, the Knights Templar had a gold poach in one hand and a sword blessed by the God of Christianity, in another. The primary quest of Templars was to serve as Defenders of Christianity, protect pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem and even protect the Holy Grail. But who were they really? What did their life look like? What was the true reason for the existence of their order?

  • rytir turnaj titulek The Greatest Fun in the Middle Ages? Knights on Horses with Lances

    Whenever knightly tournaments are mentioned, a festive clash of horse riders marching against each other will surely come to everyone’s mind, just like in fairy tales. However, merry flags, proud knights, jugglers and noble ladies were but a fraction of what these tournaments were truly about. The lesser known side of these events included metal rattling, broken lances and deadly injuries. Let's take a closer look at the greatest celebrations of the Middle Ages.

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