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Is it true that Christian English monks adopted Norse hairstyles before the start of the Viking age?

I remember a documentary suggesting that Vikings traded a lot with English monks, before the Viking Age started, and that the monks ended up adopting their hairstyles. They mentioned a senior monk or ...
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Which philosopher said that taking notes is good?

He said something like, that this is a good way to learn, because writing it down in the own words helps one to understand it. I think it was Aristotle, but I dont know exactly any more.
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Is there any way to link John Marshall to Andrew Johnson's impeachment?

I'm desperately attempting to find a way to link John Marshall to Andrew Johnson's impeachment. I'm looking for specific events, and not just his separation of powers either. I've already used the ...
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Did the ancient Greeks have “taverns”?

Context: I am going to be starting a D&D campaign in a world based on ancient Greece, rather than your classic western european medieval fantasy land. This will probably not be the only question ...
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What was European Jewish society like before 1933? [closed]

The way I sort of was taught history implies that before 1933, countries in Europe had small minority populations who were Jewish but otherwise belonged to that country. So you might have German Jews, ...
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Was there intermixing between Brits and Hong Kongers during Britain's control of the territory?

When Britain took control of Hong Kong at the end of the First Opium War did British Europeans stay and intermix (intermix=make new humans)?
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Why did the Italian government offer Montenegro aid in exchange for agreeing with the Carrington plan?

It's mentioned here at 8:28 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiSgAiM0d8A The Wikipedia article on the Montenegrin leader who accepted the plan doesn't mention the aid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Where can I find the actual historical accounts of events in history, especially battles and so forth? [closed]

I'm watching something about the fall of Constantinople and it was mentioned that there was a defenders' chronicle. I would pay money to read that! I really want to find these actual scribe-written ...
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What does this 1960 West German political cartoon mean?

I have recently seen a [caricature][1] in which a blindfolded man goes along a cliff. The caption was "The German citizen in the 1960's". I thought it may have something to do with the economy, but in ...
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How would a king's servants prove that they are on a task given by the king?

How would servants of kings, lords or so on, prove that they are on some task given by their lord if someone were to question them? I imagine a letter written by a ruler would be enough for those who ...
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Why do graduates of Nanjing Political College receive a dagger that says “military spirit” (“軍魂”)?

Beyond the generality of the college being administered by the PLA, why are they given a dagger, and more specifically, why does it say "military spirit"? I've looked at the Wikipedia article about ...
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What was the likely death toll of the Tudor invasion of ireland?

Ben Kiernan uses the Tudor Conquest of Ireland as an example of an early modern genocidal campaign in his book Blood and Soil. While he quotes extensive contemporary description of depopulated ...
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Who are some people (or well-known fictional characters) that drew a lot of media attention in 18th/19th century Europe/US?

Suppose someone is suddenly exposed to a barrage of media attention today, they might say something like "I feel like a Kardashian". What if I have a character (in Europe) experiencing something ...
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Has there ever been a war where 2 parties who were at war with each other cooperated on a strike against a third party? [duplicate]

Has there ever been a situation where the following conditions applied: At the same point in time A is actively war with B on battlefield 1 other troops of both sides work together* against C on ...
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Was the Russian Black Sea fleet strong enough to help with land operations on the southern shore in World War I?

The Russian Black Sea Fleet was stronger than the Turkish Black Sea fleet for most of the 19th century. But the successful flight of two German ships to the Black Sea greatly strengthened the Turkish ...
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What was the experience level of officers during the American Civil war?

It's common knowledge that the American Civil War was fought by amateur soldiers. DISCIPLINE & TRAINING OF SOLDIERS Rather than learning in training camp, Civil War regiments had to learn to ...
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Can anyone identify this early 20th century european costume/uniform?

Can anyone identify this costume/uniform for me? I am wondering if anyone recognises it or could connect it to any particular country or conflict. We found it in an album belonging to a great aunt who ...
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What was the strategic importance of Moscow to the Soviet Union in Dec 1941?

According Rodric Braithwaite the British Ambassador to Russia in 2005 "Four-fifths of the fighting in Europe took place on the Eastern Front, and that is where the Germans suffered 90% of their ...
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What happened to priests in Germany during the Protestant Reformation and the wars of religion?

I'm curious to know what happened to them as Protestantism spread. I've researched a little in the Catholicism in Germany Wikipedia page's section on the Reformation. (Couldn't find anything there.) ...
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Did Industrial Revolution economic systems rely on colonies? [closed]

I have read in the Economic Nobel's prize Thomas Piketty's book the following sentence (translation is mine): "The Enlightenment movement and the Industrial Revolution were partially based on the ...
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Why is Jiagedaqi part of Heilongjiang despite being inside Inner Mongolia?

Why is the Jiagedaqi (or Jagdaqi) District under the jurisdiction of Heilongjiang Province when it lies entirely within Inner Mongolia? What is the history of this arrangement?
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When was history considered as discipline of social science? [closed]

I'm sorry if my English is bad, it isn't my first language. So I have a report next week on History as a discipline of Social Science. I'll be covering the emergence or its history. I've been looking ...
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Can anyone help identify the era or other specifics of this Air Force jacket?

Thrifted a few years ago and haven't been able to determine anything about it in that time. I would like to have enough information to at least speculate on the rank and/or military activity of the ...
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Identify this symbols/alphabet [closed]

Identify this symbols/alphabet
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Where could I find a list of the Roman Senators of 49 BC? [closed]

I am creating a college Model UN committee about the fall of the Republic, in which our delegates will represent senators from the time. Is there such a list, as well as information about their ...
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In which instances in history did an attacker ask the attackee to borrow some of their ammunition in order to continue the fight?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Tordenskjold&oldid=937200048#Court-martial: In 1714, Wessel was court-martialled after an indecisive sea battle with a Swedish frigate....
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When did democrats become republicans? [closed]

At what point did democrats in the south become republicans?
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Did any relatives of Fritz Haber (the inventor of poison gas) die in the gas chambers?

I am sorry if this seems a ghoulish question. However, German scientist Fritz Haber (1860-1934), winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and co-inventor of the Haber-Bosch process to make nitrates ...
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Is there a historical source that might explain why so many countries use 35 as a minimum age for the president / the highest office person?

Reading the list of presidential qualifications by country I have noticed that in many countries the minimum required age is 35 (some countries raise it to 40). I am wondering if there is any ...
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Could there have been wars between the Aztecs and the Persians? [closed]

In the Book of the Kings of Ferdowsi there is a king named Zahak or Azhidahak. I would probably equate it with what we know today as Aztecs. Some also claim that Atlan (from Atlantis) is another name ...
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How much power and influence could a child monarch have?

As I understand, if a monarch died before his heir reached adulthood, the heir would still become a king or queen regardless of age, but the country would be temporarily governed by a regent. I want ...
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Did the people of the ancient Middle East control the world thousands of years before Christ? [closed]

Numerous documents, evidences and structures have been found around the world that resemble those of the Middle East. such as: Sacsayhuamán Monte d’Accoddi – Mesopotamian Ziggurat In Europe Did ...
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Why could George Washington and the revolutionaries not stop Governor Tryon in New York Harbor?

On October 19, 1775, New York Governor Tryon fled the city and took refuge in the harbor, first on the British ship Halifax, then later on the Duchess of Gordon [1] [2] [3]. The book "The First ...
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How your cost in taxes to be paid for going to or staying in Egypt depends on your religion [closed]

Were there Jewish people living in Egypt before the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born, or did they arrive only after Muslims (a people without a land) arrived in Egypt (a land without people)? Were ...
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How did Adam Worth make sure his crooks didn't keep what they stole?

I'm currently reading through the The Life and Times of Adam Worth and as much as I'm fascinated by Adam Worth and his mastermind for 19th century crime, there is one thing that the book fails to ...
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If jewish people are originally from the Middle East, why were they in poland during the Holocaust? [closed]

Jews-Wikipedia says Jews originated as an ethnic and religious group in the Middle East during the second millennium BCE, so why were they in poland during the Holocaust?
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Which ancient Indian texts refer to megaliths?

From Alain Daniélou, Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus, p. 59: [...] the megaliths found in England, Brittany, Corsica, and all over the world, from India to the ...
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What authority did the Catholic Church have over European monarchs from 900–1450?

I recently described the Catholic Church as a superpower during the Middle Ages and was surprised a respected member of the board (LangLangC) objected to that characterization and thought the Catholic ...
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How could I determine the value of a a 1921 Yuan Shikai Chinese silver dollar? [closed]

I have a 1921 Yuan Shikai Chinese silver dollar. What is the history of this coin, and how could I determine the worth/value of my coin?
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Role of religion in the dark ages? [closed]

What role did religion play in the daily life of communities in the Dark Ages, hundreds of years after the fall of the Roman Empire?
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How have African countries kept the boundaries divided by colonists and countries unified for decades, despite the many ethnical groups and conflicts?

How have sub-Saharan African countries generally kept the boundaries divided by the previous colonists and kept countries unified for decades, despite the many ethnical groups and conflicts between ...
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Can anyone identify the regiment and rank from this WWI photograph?

I am trying to identify the person in this WWI era photograph. I believe it may be my great great uncle John Hunt Marshall born Dec 29 1893 in Motherwell, Scotland. He graduated with a BSc from the ...
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Have any countries peacefully merged into one country? [closed]

Have any countries peacefully merged into one country? I am particularly interested if a modern example exists.
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Who is depicted in this Soleimani propaganda image?

While reading news and analytics about Soleimani and the fuss his death made, there is a teaser image, where I cannot identify the shown persons. The news is in German, which can be found on telepolis....
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Does Iran or Saudi Arabia have more regional influence in the Middle East? [migrated]

I have read about the Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy conflict and I would like to know who has more regional influence in the Middle East in terms of political and cultural influence, Iran or Saudi Arabia?
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Why were so many more Jewish men than Jewish women killed during the Holocaust?

On the Wikipedia page Jewish Women in the Holocaust, it says: Of the estimated six million Jews who were killed1 during the Holocaust, 2 million of them were women.2 Conversely, this means that ...
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Why was Saturnino Martín Cerezo honored by the Spanish government?

Saturnino Martín Cerezo (page not available in English) a lieutenant in the Spanish army, was involved in the famous Siege of Baler, in which a small contingent of Spanish soldiers held out against ...
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What was the military background of the Irish company at the Siege of Jadotville?

During the Siege of Jadotville, the Irish "A" company under Quinlan's command and UN mandate seems to have fought pretty well. It is especially mentioned in the linked article a good capacity in ...
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Which pagan story inspired the Massacre of the Innocents? [closed]

In the New Testament, the "Massacre of the Innocents" is the incident in the nativity narrative of the Gospel of Matthew (2:16-18) in which Herod the Great, king of Judea, orders the execution of all ...

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