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The Poll Tax, Part 2: The Peasants’ Revolt is sparked

A continuation of The Poll Tax, Part 1: The Cupboard is Bare. By the Parliament of 1380, the Commons were up against the wall. The government under the new Chancellor Sudbury was desperate for money. In France, the earl of … Continue reading

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The Poll Tax, Part One: The Cupboard is Bare

  Although the poll tax was said to have been used all the back to ancient times, it’s most widely remembered in relation to the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. According to Wikipedia: “The word ‘poll’ is an archaic term for … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Castle

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold travel to France to discover the secrets of Castle building that shaped … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Castle

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold travel to France to discover the secrets of Castle building that shaped … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Castle

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold travel to France to discover the secrets of Castle building that shaped … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Castle

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom PinfoldHistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold travel to France to discover the secrets of Castle building that shaped … Continue reading

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Strategies of War in Westeros

Introduction: George R.R. Martin’s Westeros seems to have an unreasonably large number of battles compared to the real Middle Ages. In A Clash of Kings there are no less than five field actions during the course of Robb Stark’s one-year … Continue reading

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