Statue of Benedictine Monk in Hvar, Croatia
European History

The Cluniac and Cistercian Reforms to Benedictine Monasticism

May 19, 2020

Even though the High Middle Ages remember Benedictine Monasticism as an integral development in Culture and Religion, its prevalence was ephemeral, and it soon saw a number of reforms. Read about The Cluniac and Cistercian Reforms, two important Movements in the development of religion during this period. […]

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, A Benedictine Monastery in Spain
European History

The Rise and Fall of Benedictine Monasticism

May 19, 2020

The High Middle ages witnessed a number of developments in society, culture, and religion. The spread of Benedictine Monasticism was an extremely important development, which paved the way for religion and culture going forward while ultimately dying out itself. […]

Welsh people in traditional costumes
History

The Old North or Yr Hen Ogledd

May 14, 2020

The Old North or Yr Hen Ogledd referred to the areas that kept their British languages after the fall of the Roman Empire but lost it to the invaders that arrived from the 5th century onwards. Only one area’s efforts and approach helped their language survive to date. […]

Oil painting of an old Cornish engine house at Rinsey Head
History

History of Cornwall as a Celtic Area

May 14, 2020

Cornwall had a different Roman experience compared to the other Celtic-speaking countries and areas. There was a different linguistic and cultural development in the history of Cornwall, which was not always peaceful. […]

A Roman bath or thermae in modern day Bath, Somerset. The Romans loved the hotsprings in Bath and built such public facilities for bathing.
Ancient History

Roman Conquest: How Did Life in Britain Change?

May 8, 2020

Everyday life in Roman Britain underwent quite a few changes. Use of Latin as the language of commerce was one major change. What were some of the other changes and how did it affect the people of Britain? […]

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