Tag: Middle Ages

Will the real Lady Godiva please raise your hand?

Did the real Lady Godiva actually ride through Coventry naked is a question that we have all been asking for […]

Byzantium and Europe: Croatia, between a rock and a hard place.

For centuries Byzantium’s influence over the Croats waxed and waned, first beginning in the early seventh century. Heraclius was the […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Over the past month I have been reading about western European history at the turn of the first millennium 1000 […]

Over a thousand years of glory, but where does it actually begin?

I often wonder how do we pinpoint the beginning of the Byzantine Empire? There are so many identifiable dates or […]

Rediscovering an old Empire.

There are individuals and groups of communities that argue that there is no such thing as the Byzantine Empire. To […]

Careful what you wish for from the Reliquary Statue of St.Foy

St.Foy, also known as St.Faith, was martyred in 303 during the last great persecutions of Christians in the town of […]