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The Third Crusade - 1 views

  • He raised money for the enterprise bythe persecution and robbery of the Jewsthe imposition of an unusual tax upon all classesthe sale of offices, dignities, and the royal lands
  • The knightly adventures and chivalrous exploits which mark the career of Richard in the Holy Land read like a romance.
  • At one time, when Richard was sick with a fever, Saladin, knowing that he was poorly supplied with delicacies, sent him a gift of the choicest fruits of the land.
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  • And on another occasion, Richard's horse having been killed in battle, the sultan caused a fine Arabian steed to be led to the Christian camp as a present for his rival.
  • King Richard on his return from the Holy Land was shipwrecked off the coast of the Adriatic. Attempting to travel through Austria in disguise, he was captured by the duke of Austria, whom he had offended at the siege of Acre. The king regained his liberty only by paying a ransom equivalent to more than twice the annual revenues of England.
    • Garth Holman
      Twice the annual revenues to buy the Kings freedom!  This is going to cause some serious problems back home in England. 
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Cheeky Complaints Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Manuscripts - Maria Popova - The At... - 0 views

    "drudgery. It crooks your back, it dims your sight, it twists your stomach and your sides."" Comments by Monks in 

Illuminated Manuscripts - Ancient History Encyclopedia - 1 views

  • Illuminated manuscripts were hand-made books, usually on Christian scripture or practice, produced in Western Europe between c. 500-c. 1600 CE. They are so called because of the use of gold and silver which illuminates the text and accompanying illustrations.
  • Hand-made illuminated manuscripts were initially produced by monks in abbeys but, as they became more popular, production became commercialized and was taken over by secular book-makers. Illuminated manuscripts were quite costly to produce and only those of significant means could afford them. The most popular type was the Book of Hours which was a Christian devotional of prayers to be said at certain times throughout the day. More Books of Hours have survived than any other work of the period simply because more of them were produced. The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in c. 1440 CE signaled the beginning of the end of hand-made books generally and illuminated manuscripts specifically.

Battle of Tours - HISTORY - 0 views

  • At the Battle of Tours near Poitiers, France, Frankish leader Charles Martel, a Christian, defeats a large army of Spanish Moors, halting the Muslim advance into Western Europe. Abd-ar-Rahman, the Muslim governor of Cordoba, was killed in the fighting, and the Moors retreated from Gaul, never to return in such force.

History of Islam: Lesson for Kids | - 0 views

  • The Birth of IslamA man named Muhammad was born around 570 CE in the city of Mecca, in what is modern-day Saudi Arabia. Muhammad's parents died when he was young, and as a teenager, he was forced to work as a caravan leader. He was very good at his job; when he was older, the owner of the caravan, an older woman whose husband had died, proposed to him. Muhammad was now wealthy and had plenty of time to think about his faith. The wickedness and greed of his people worried him. He also didn't like that the people were worshiping idols, or false gods, instead of Allah so he prayed for his people. Muslims believe that Muhammad received a revelation from Allah in 610 telling him to preach to his people. These were the first revelations of the Qur'an.

Middle Ages for Kids: Knight's Coat of Arms - 0 views

  • Red was the color of a warrior and nobility. Other colors included blue for truth and sincerity, black for piety and knowledge, and green for hope and joy. The colors in heraldry are called tinctures.
  • the lion stood for majesty and strength, the elephant for wit and ambition, the boar for courage and ferocity, and the sun for power and glory.
  • Knights and nobles in the Middle Ages often had a coat of arms.
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  • "heraldry"
  • coat of arms was used to distinguish one knight from another. When a knight had on his full armor, including plate mail and helmet, even his friends couldn't recognize him. Because of this, knights began to paint symbols on their shields.
  • job of people called heralds to keep track of the different coats of arms.
  • A coat of arms belonged to the family of the knight. He would pass the coat of arms down to his eldest son.
  • Knights and nobles in the Middle Ages often had a coat of arms.
    • dcs-armstrong
      Peasants did NOT have their own coat of arms
    • dcs-armstrong
      Peasants did NOT have their own coat of arms.
  • original coats of arms had fairly simple designs
  • As there became more and more
  • designs became more complicated in order for each one to be unique.
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Alexander the Great - Ancient Greece for Kids - 1 views

    • Garth Holman
      So, He shared the Greek Culture to any area he conquered.  This cultural diffusion so became called Hellenistic Culture (Greek Like)  
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  • Alexander had many teachers, one of which was Aristotle.
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  • Alexander had many teachers, one of which was Aristotle.
  • Alexander never lost a battle, never, not even one
  • became ill and died. He was only 32 years old.
  • It was Alexander who spread the Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean
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  • Greece.
  • culture might not have survived
  • was Aristotle.
  • Alexander had many teachers
  • He loved the Greeks.
  • and interesting and talented
  • Aristotle thought the Greeks were clever
  • Aristotle had a grea
  • effect on Alexander and what he believed.
  • taught all the people he conquered about the ancient Greeks
  • shared their stories, their myths, their gods, their language - just as he had been taught.
  • It was Alexander who spread the Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean.
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  • He believed in the Greek gods
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  • However, there is no denying that Alexander changed the world.
    • Garth Holman
      STOP here for Early life.
    Important stuff about Alexander 
    Alex was very great.
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