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500 AD to 1500 AD—the fall of the Western Roman Empire through the Renaissance

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Excerpt: Tudors

By Peter Ackroyd 1 Hallelujah The land was flowing with milk and honey. On 21 April 1509 the old king, having grown ever more harsh and rapacious, died in his palace at Richmond on the south bank of the Thames.

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A Brief Discussion on the History of England with Peter Ackroyd

Michael Hoak: The history of England is full of watershed moments and events that are known to practically everyone, for better or for worse—the invasion by William of Normandy, the Magna Carta, the reign of Henry VIII, and the Gunpowder

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Treaty of Tordesillas: The 1494 Decision Still Influencing Today’s World

By Stephen R. Brown The bull Inter Caetera and several other bulls from the same era form the basis of the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal. The treaty was, among other things, a catalyst in the development

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Treaty of Tordesillas: The 1494 Decision Still Influencing Today’s World

By Stephen R. Brown The bull Inter Caetera and several other bulls from the same era form the basis of the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal. The treaty was, among other things, a catalyst in the development

Posted in Ancient & Medieval History, Medieval History