Image showing a painting of a medieval port.
European History

How did the Trade Routes Spread the Plague in Scandinavia?

May 19, 2021

The main source of the plague in Scandinavia were the trade routes. Scandinavian countries depended largely on trade for their survival. Finally, in 1349, a ship carrying wool to Norway from London was responsible for bringing the plague to Scandinavia. […]

Image of a plague doctor inside a medieval monuments
British History

How England Coped With the Plague

May 11, 2021

After the plague hit England, people had a hard time coping with it. Nobles obviously had an easier time than peasants but it still affected everybody. […]

Adolf Hitler in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
European History

The Munich Pact: Victory or Defeat for the West?

April 27, 2021

On September 29, 1938, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier of France, Mussolini, and Hitler met in the Führerbau, the Führer’s offices in Munich, for a conference that resulted in the Munich Pact and decided the fate of Czechoslovakia. […]

Adolf Hitler and members of the Nazi party in Vienna.
European History

The Aftermath of the “Anschluss”

April 27, 2021

For diplomats in Europe—and all over the world—concern grew over the summer of 1938 that something would lead to a German invasion, and then this would be the start of a second world war. […]

Marseille Cathedral de la Major under the blue sky.
European History

Plague in France: Horror Comes to Marseille

April 20, 2021

At the end of 1347, after a large part of medieval Europe was ravaged by the 14th-century plague, it was Marseille’s turn, where 60 percent of the population died of the disease. […]

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