For centuries in the Middle Ages, in many regions of Europe there were not kings, but dukes, archdukes, etc. For instance, in Italy one had the Archduke of Tuscany and the Duke of Piedmont (until ...
I've done some genealogy research in my family and found a man named "Simon Skragge". I've been searching information about this "Simon Skragge" online, and found this: Adl. ätten Skraggensköld ...
Did anyone ever win a kingdom through single combat without a backing army or blood tie to the throne?
I've read of instances where historians suggest that single combat of champions has been used to preempt wholesale slaughter on the battlefield; and I think I've read instances where blood relatives ...
The Pope of the Catholic Church is an absolute monarch - Head of State of the Vatican City State. He is granted this title through an election by the College of Cardinals. See: The Pope...is currently ...
I'm interested in the state of the Frankish kingdom at the time of the Merovingian peak, before they were deposed. I have heard hints of lavish lifestyle, but I take this to be much the same way ...
Has there been any studies on the average life expectancy of a monarch during different time periods? If there had been, can this be used as an indicator of relative peacefulness during the time? ...
What is a "proved son?" What does it mean for a child to be "proved." Here is the context: I was reading on Wikipedia about Lady Godiva and it said Lady Godiva was the wife of Leofric, Earl of ...
Genghis Khan, Alexander etc. are rulers who had kingdoms which were larger than most of the countries now. How would they have ruled their countries efficiently when it would take weeks for ...