Middle Ages

What Was Life Like For A Medieval Nun? 

Monasteries, priories, convents, and nunneries were a ubiquitous part of life in medieval Europe. No matter where one went in Western or Central Europe, they probably weren’t far from a religious house. Male religious orders such as the Benedictines, Dominicans, and Franciscans are the most well-known. But, curiously enough, some scholars estimate that the number of …

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Absolute Monarchies in Europe

The world we live in today is largely governed through democracy and ensures constitutional rights to its citizens. The kings and queens we hear of hold little more than symbolic power.  But, that wasn’t always the case.  The European world, often lauded as a bastion of democracy today, was once ruled by absolute monarchies.  This …

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