During the medieval period, a feudal contract was a contract between a lord and his vassals. The contract consisted of an oath of fealty and defined the obligations of the vassal to the lord as well as the obligations of... More »

The feudal system of medieval Europe was based on mutual obligations, or personal bonds, between the king and his vassals rather than having been based on social or political relationships. The system was hierarchical an... More »

Medieval knights generally lived in the castles of noble families, serving under the lord or baron while providing military service and protection in exchange for lodging, weapons, armor, food, money and horses. The king... More »

The feudal system of medieval Europe was based on mutual obligations, or personal bonds, between the king and his vassals rather than having been based on social or political relationships. The system was hierarchical an... More »

Medieval towns grew due to a combination of factors including an increase in trade, European geography, enhanced farming technology and population growth. The Crusades during the 11th century opened up the trading routes... More »

According to the Hindu religion, Lord Krishna died when a hunter accidentally shot him with an arrow. The arrow pierced Lord Krishna's heel, which was his only vulnerable spot (echoing the story of Achilles in Greek myth... More »

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In historical times, myrrh was used as a medicine, embalming agent and incense. Myrrh, which has been around for around 5,000 years, was used by the ancient Egyptians in the embalming of bodies and as a face cream. More »

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