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Ending an era : the Huang Chao Rebellion of the late Tang, 874-884 

Ending an era : the Huang Chao Rebellion of the late Tang, 874-884 By Adam FongEast-West Center working papers. International graduate student conference series, No. 26 (2006)Abstract: This paper historically and analytically examines the official records of the Huang Chao rebellion in order to better understand both what avenues of resistance were open to common people during the Tang dynasty and how common people were represented in the historical record.
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Canute and his Empire

Canute and his EmpireBy G.N. GarmonswayThe Dorothea Coke Memorial Lecture in Northern Studies, delivered at University College London (1963)Excerpt: The first mention of Canute in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is in the entry for 1013, where it is recorded that his father Sweyn, after taking hostages from the conquered territories of Northumbria, Lindsey, and the Five Borough Towns, committed his ships and the hostages into the charge of Canute, his son, before setting forth to march south to bring about the submission of London and the expulsion of King Ethelred and his queen from the realm.
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How Legend Constructs French National Identity: Jeanne d’Arc

How Legend Constructs French National Identity: Jeanne d’ArcBy Stephanie Louise CokerPhD Dissertation, Louisiana State University, 2007Abstract: Since the fifteenth century, French authors have (re)told the story of Jeanne d’Arc. There is a sense of timelessness that accompanies her reception by the French public.
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Women do not sit as Judges, or do they? The office of Judge in Vincentius Bellovacensis’ Speculum

Women do not sit as Judges, or do they? The office of Judge in Vincentius Bellovacensis’ SpeculumEltjo SchrageFundamina: 16 (1) 2010, pp 377–389AbstractIt was Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1936) who coined the expression “Renaissance of the twelfth century”. Before him this expression referred more specifically to the Italian Renaissance of the fifteenth century as nineteenth century Swiss historian Jakob Burckhardt put it.
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Holt Castle in Wales reopens

Holt Castle, near Wrexham in northern Wales, was re-opened last week after the completion of a four year restoration project.Great work by @wrexhammuseums in restoring Holt Castle, reopened by @KenSkatesAM today! @wrexhamcbc @wrexham pic.twitter.com/kUpoumBUXu— Destination Wrexham (@DestinationWxm) June 20, 2015The medieval fortress was built by John de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, around 1282.
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How to build a house (and learn French) the medieval way

Perhaps one of the most delightful works from the Middle Ages is The Treatise of Walter of Bibbesworth. From it you can learn much about medieval daily life and be taught French at the same time.The Treatise of Walter of Bibbesworth was written in the 1230s in England, and was originally a gift between two friends.
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