Alphabet refers to the letters of a language, arranged in the order fixed by custom. Here's the definition as well as variations and examples of use.
Discover why The Venerable Bede was considered the greatest scholar of the early medieval era and a historian of great importance.
During the Middle Ages, men ruled -- except when women did. Here are a few of the women who wielded influence through husbands, sons, and grandsons.
The Viking Age refers to the period in northern Europe between the first Scandinavian raid on England and ends with the death of Harald Hardrada.
Otto consolidated the German Reich and made significant advances for secular influence in papal politics. Learn more about his reign.
Frank Gehry is a controversial architect whose work is both admired and criticized. Learn more about his unique style and achievements.
Learn about Globish, a simplified version of Anglo-American English used as a worldwide lingua franca.
Learn about the reign of Charles V of Spain from 1516 to 1522 and the many problems he caused and encountered.
What did Romanesque look like hundreds of years ago? Explore Romanesque architecture and the ideas that transformed the abbeys of medieval Europe.
Frederick I Barbarossa reigned as Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 to 1190. Learn about his military exploits and his impact on medieval Europe.