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History of Europe

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While not the largest continent, Europe has been critical in the development of the world as it exits today. The development and spread of knowledge, techniques, and culture have effected most of the Americas and Africa, and influenced the rest of the world as well. Join us in exploring the rich history of Europe by asking and answering questions here.
Henry Sampson was born on April 22, 1934
People usually kept the same jobs.
He was entrusted with many responsibilities by the former  Archbishop of Canterbury, Theobald of Bec. Becket also had a good  relationship with King Henry II prior to being consecrated as  archbishop.
Historical concensis changes over time. Perspectives change as more  information is uncovered, or seen in a new light.
They followed the Knights Code of Chivalry.
Aristocratic women wore farthingales and boustiers. Men wore knee  length, stockings, and cod pieces. Both wore large starched  collars. Peasent women wore peasant skirts and blouses.
Opinions vary as they always do depending on how the accomplishment  affected them for the better or for the worst. But his most notable  work was to reform France with enlightened ideas, such as tolerance  towards non-Catholics, abolish serfdom, and remove the Taille.  However his ideas were...
Yes that is one of the reasons that Henry the VIII broke with Rome  here are some other answers  Why did Henry VIII break from Rome? Some people in England and  Europe were starting to become unhappy with the Catholic Church and  wanted it to change. Martin Luther, a German reformer, had ...
Because everyone lived in such close quarters and they didn't  understand the nature of bacteria and viruses so their lifestyle  wasn't very sanitary as well as the lack of vaccines and proper  medicine.
usually in the castle courtyards or in any specified place in the  land
William of Normandy apparently planned to land in England and draw  Harold into a battle, then devastate the countryside, like Sherman  on his March to the Sea, in the area around London until they  begged for mercy. He benefited from the fact that Harold Hardrada  struck first, drawing the...
doesnt matter. Religion has to concentrate on today. The history  gives lessons for good and bad decisions, but we need to use our  energie with conscience to develop our future forward.
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Empress Josephine sister was the first wife of napoleon and thus  the first empress of french.
To achieve total and tyrannical power. He was a complete fanatic.  He wanted to annihilate all those he believed inferior. Despite the  fact that really only disabled people were inferior (but really not  by much), he tried to eliminate tens of millions of innocent people  because of his beliefs...
Everybody is different, not everybody has the same eye colour
The Vietnam War was a battleground in the Cold War. In the late 40s  it was Central and Southern Europe. In the early 50s it was  Northeast Asia. In the 60s it was Southeast Asia. Vietnam was where  the rubber met the road in our attempts to contain Communism in the  1960s
They have two towers. the tower of London actually has 21 towers The White TowerThe Bloody TowerBeauchamp TowerBell TowerBowyer TowerBrick TowerBroad Arrow TowerByward TowerConstable TowerCradle TowerDevelin TowerDeveraux TowerFlint TowerLanthorn TowerMartin TowerMiddle TowerSt Thomas's TowerSalt...
King Edmund the second ironside
The Byzantine empire bordered Islamic nations by then, when Mohammad preached Islam in medina he expanded stint bit, years after his death Islam spread wide to its military- conquest, Islamic warriors took Cairo and the rest of Egypt (a former state of the Byzantine empire) Islamic hoards could not...
There have been a large number of formally ordained "Crusades" withat least ten having been conducted between the 11th and 16thcentury. At the time of the first Crusade in 1096, the mainEuropean mover was the Pope (Urban II) with the rulers of thenations involved being France and England (led by...
to gain trade monopolies resulting in getting rich
A Distant Mirror - The 14th Century Europe in 1300 was well on the way to rapid expansion. It was rapidly increasing in intellectual and mathematical sophistication. Technically, thanks to water power and the mechanical discoveries that flowed from it, Europe was in the midst of what many historians...
  windsor castle was built around 1070 by William the Conqueror  
Waterloo,  Not Really. In 1851 he had been dead for 30 years. It must have been some form of "Heavenly Review Board" called for a study of his case. (Saint Peter may not have had jurisdiction.) Knowing only the bare facts on his life history the presiding officer and venue could very well have...
K12 student, aren't you? I know how you feel. I hate Geography too.    I believe the answer is "Human-Environmental Interactions"    ~Andrew
Germany and Russia which is why Willie, Kaiser of Germany declared war on his cousin, Nicky, Tsar of Russia.
He was a fanatic, and the only good thing was show how we, as the  United States, should not stand idly by while millions of innocent  people in foreign countries are murdered.   He massacred so many innocent lives and shocked the world with his  crimes. Unfortunately, he was never able to pay...
Suppose a game uses a spinner with five equal sections numbered 1-5  to determine the value of tokens given to the player spinning it.  What is the expected value of the number of tokens?
Romance Language, as opposed to a Germanic language like English,is the way that Italian is classed linguistically.
Romania, Finland, Italy, Albania, Solvakia, Bulgaria, Vichy France,  Spain, Yugoslavia, Japan, and other nations fought under Germany  and the Axis powers. There are several nations not listed here.
  == Answer ==   According to common tradition, the Irish name for Ireland, Éire, comes from Eriu.  The country is usually personified in feminine terms.   The name Érinn is derived from this.
YES, Goosby are bloodline TO LANCASTER AND YORK BY THE FRENCH ROYAL  MARRIAGE WITH ENGLAND.. A KING KNOWN AS THE BLACK LION WAS TO SEAT  THE THRONE AS A HEBREW JEW,SPAIN HIDDEN THE TRUTH BECAUSE MOORS  FROM AFRICA WOULD HAVE CHANGE HISTORY AND SPAIN WOULD NOT HAVE  OVERTHROWN THE MOORS AND THE...
They discovered they true lvoe for Cats and they learned to have a respect for them eg grumpy cat etc. With out this R-E-S-P-E-C-T we would not be the same =D For cats are magestic beasts
Bards were musicians who sang about the deeds of people.
Saint George really existed, he fought in one of the crusades, I think the first one. Francais De Panes (probably butchered the spelling) brought Britain information about Islamic extremists attacking and invading Europe causing the first crusade, he was French.Richard the lionheart is an obvious...
No. Most of them did not.
The Industrial Age brought advances in medicine, machinery,  agriculture, and transportation. Populations experienced an  abundance of food, less death, more birth, more jobs, and cars!
Her husband William became sole ruler upon her death in 1694
Before the war, Nazism was not generally seen in Holland as an  'evil' movement and a Dutch fascist party gained quite a large  following and several seats in the Dutch Parliament.   After the invasion of Holland by Nazi Germany feelings towards  Hitler understandably changed for the worse....
first brought there as slaves, then worked on  plantations, soon gained more freedom and brought African culture  aspects that mixed with native and European beliefs. creole culture  can be looked up. a mix of African religious and cultural beliefs  with the other native and euro. they were the...
A fingersmith is a pickpocket
Most countries simply stood by. They didn't interfere until they were drawn into to war, and even then it wasn't for the sake of the Jews but to keep themselves safe.
History supports that George III believed in George III under cover  of belief in God.
  The Vikings invaded of the 9th century and established trading towns (such as Dublin).   The Anglo-Normans invaded and colonized in 1169 and re-organized governmental and religious systems, but their influence had for the most part been confined to a narrow strip on the east coast known as...
They made many people work as slaves and even humiliated them.
You were either rich as ever or poor as ever, no middle class. A family of 7 will have to share a house with a family of 8.Water pumps were public and England had a major problem separating waste (poo)Water and clean water, most people died because of cholera, the government didn't care.John snow...
um... what do u mean im jest a kid you know>:( you mean person.
urbanization and trade unions are the two major changes made  because of industrial revolution in 1800s.
"There remains some controversy about what killed Bram Stoker on 20  April 1912. Stoker's nephew Daniel Farson published a biography in  1975 in which he suggested that the death certificate stating one  of the causes of death as 'Locomotor Ataxy 6 months', a euphemistic  way of avoiding public...
Mary Queen of Scots was Henry VII of England's great-granddaughter. Elizabeth I was the second legitimate child of Henry VIII of England (the son of Henry VII) to survive infancy. Elizabeth was therefore the granddaughter of Henry VII. In other words Mary was the daughter of Elizabeth's cousin.
1996 - Joe decided  to breed some Munchkins to Persians. He called this  new potential breed "Napoleons" as a take-off of Napoleon  Bonapart who was known for his short  stature. 
This is somewhat of a long and drawn explanation. Louis XIV built  Versailles for more than one reason. The two prominent reasons  being that he wanted to show the world his power and riches through  architecture, and to maintain control over the French nobles.Louis  XIV had an interesting way...
World war 1 was the only war between these empires .
During sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, European countries had  undergone critical situation and on those days the leaders of  European countries such as Prussia, Russia, Austria and England had  underwent this absolutism and whereas The philosopher Thomas Hobbes  believed that absolutism...
1492, often considered the final year of the Middle Ages, witnessed  the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Columbus' voyage to North  America.
From about 330 when Constantinius founded Constantinopolis to 1453  ad when the Ottoman Turks seized the capital (the had already taken  the rest of the empire). One could also date the Byzantine EMpire  back to the founding of the ROMAN empire in 22 BC, so around 1500  years.
Yes, he did share an Irish heritage
    Very controllabale and powerfull. Got cought up in his own game. He also liked to use the truth of many inoceentes for his own bad deeds. If you ask me he was not a very smart or bright guy. Killing people for any reason is not what i would exaclly call a nice person.  
Loki was a god in Norse mythology. He was seen as a trickster. The other gods did not like him. He was half-giant/jotun/troll. His three children ( Hel, The Midgard Serpent, and Fenrir) played a major part in Ragnarok.
The heavy door is meant to keep things out, like invaders. Also you  have a better way of escaping while under attack
Switzerland and Sweden are the various two countries which Hitler  did not conquer.   ***************   I would like to add that he failed to conquer Britain and Russia.
The value of manhattan island when peter minuit made his purchase  in 1626 is just 60 guilders.
One archetype is the serpent sheds its skin, in which in Gilgamesh the serpent sheds its skin because of youth. The other is the serpent is sneaky and sly just like they are today. The last one is that the plant contains special features, in which today, herbs (plant) contain healing powers.
  Yes they can   Nowadays 10 in 15 kids will die from it. Everything else is lies. Dont think the plague is not around any more.
You'd have to define 'first defeat'. Hitler's land forces were delayed or outmaneuvered in a number of relatively minor ways during his advance through Western Europe, but ultimately they were victorious. The Battle of Britain (which peaked in late1940 saw many defeats for the Luftwaffe. Those...
Great Zimbabwe grew into a empire built on gold trade. it becamecapital of thriving states.
Reportedly, the most successful absolute monarch in France was  Louis XIV. Absolute monarchy in France was also credited to  Charlemagne, "Father of Europe", in the early 9th century.
Well I think its made of bricks.
because he wanted to change his tactic to allow for more night  bombings
The cure for The Black Death was discovered in 1947.
Hitler created the Nazi by making tens of thousands of young  jobless men put on brown shirts and high leather boots of the Nazi  storm troopers. By this way Hitler had organized the Nazis.
The Edict of Nantes was a religious freedoms act in France, under  the reign of King Louis XIV in 1598. The Edict of Nantes protected  the protestant minority religions in France such as the Huguenots,  granting them religious freedom from persecution in the Catholic  Majority nation. This edict...