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Some medieval illuminated manuscripts are the Book of Kells, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the French Book of Hours, the Rochester Bestiary and the Codex Aureus. Medieval illuminated manuscripts include Bibles, gospels, praye... More »

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Medieval merchants sold everyday items, such as food, razors, cleaning products, spindles, whetstones, clothing and other household goods. They also traded in luxury products, such as silk, leather, perfumes, jewels and ... More »

The War of the Roses ended when Elizabeth of York was married to Henry Tudor of the Lancastrians, thus uniting the two warring Plantagenet houses of York and Lancaster. Henry subsequently fought Richard III, a Yorkist, a... More »

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Pirates ate any foods that stayed good for long periods, such as hard tack, which was a square biscuit. During the start of a voyage, pirates had pineapples, yams, plantains and other fruits. However, they only had these... More »

Mansa Musa assumed the position of ruler of Mali during the 14th century, and later embarked on a journey to Mecca, becoming the first African ruler to do so. Mansa Musa was born in 1280 A.D., and died in 1337. His life ... More »

Vikings did not have reliable written maps or accurate tools such as compasses to help them on their seagoing voyages, but they were able to navigate using a system of narratives, climate and weather knowledge, landmarks... More »

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The forces that led to the fall of the Mongols were the foreign administrators of the far-flung empire and the internal bickering of the Mongol khanates, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. Rebellion by the more power... More »