How did the expansion of royal authority affect the traditional ruling institutions during the reigns of Henry II and Philip II Augustus?Calum CampbellMA Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The University of Liverpool, Department of History, December 14 (2012)AbstractWhen Henry II came to the throne in 1154, England had been weakened by nineteen yearsof civil war, King Stephen and Empress Matilda had dispersed royal lands piecemeal to buysupport, and had endowed many nobles with high titles.
The Great Transformation? David Herlihy, The Black Death and the Transformation of the WestBy Helen Louise SteelePublished OnlineIntroduction: It was an unprecedented disaster. When the Black Death swept west and northwards through Europe in the dark days of 1347–1351, it brought with it unparalleled suffering and death.
Megan Cavell reports on the lecture ‘Power is a Curious Thing: Game of Thrones as a Machiavellian Mirror for Princes’ given by Janice Liedl (Laurentian University) at the University of Toronto on September 27, 2013.Last week I attended a session as part of the 49th season of the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium.
Hero or Tyrant: Images of Julius Caesar in Selected Works from Vergil to BruniBy Sarah M. LooseMaster’s Thesis, Brigham Young University, 2007Abstract: Gaius Julius Caesar is not only the most well-known figure in Roman history, but he is also one of the most difficult to understand. Since his assassination, Caesar has played an important role in discussions of political power, imperial government, tyranny, and tyrannicide.
The two swords: using the symbol of the battle of Grunwald (1410) in the 19th and 20th century PolandBy Maciej MichalskiMeetings with emotions. Human past between anthropology and history, ed. Przemysław Wiszewski (Wrocław, 2008)Introduction: In June 2006, when the FIFA World Cup was performed in Germany, the Polish football team played a match versus the German team in Dortmund.
Claude, Duke of Guise and the Battle of Marignano, 1515By Susan AbernethyIn reading about the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, Marie of Guise, I came across a touching story about Marie of Guise’s father, Claude, Duke of Guise. Claude was a cousin of King Francis I of France’s mother, Louise of Savoy.