Migration period
The Migration Period, also known as the Völkerwanderung ("migration of peoples" in German) or Barbaric invasions, was a period of intensified human migration in Europe often defined, from the period w...
The Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors Or Drug-Fuelled Madmen?
Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions.
View From Space Hints At A New Viking Site In North America
A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in ar...
Boudicca, The Celtic Queen That Unleashed Fury On The Romans
"We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruise...
Historical migration
Pre-historical migration of human populations began with the movement of Homo erectus out of Africa across Eurasia about a million years ago. Homo sapiens appears to have colonized all of Africa abou...
Bulgars
The Bulgars (also Bolgars, Bulghars, Proto-Bulgarians, Huno-Bulgars) were a semi-nomadic Turkic people who flourished in the Pontic Steppe and the Volga basin in the 7th century AD. Being under the i...
Celts
The Celts (/ˈkɛlts/, occasionally /ˈsɛlts/, see pronunciation of Celtic) were an ethnolinguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had a simi...
Franks
The Franks (Latin: Franci or gens Francorum) are historically first known as a group of Germanic tribes occupying land in the Lower and Middle Rhine in the 3rd century AD. Some Franks raided Roman...
Goths
The Goths (Gothic: *Gut-þiuda, *Gutans; Old Norse: Gutar/Gotar; German: Goten; Latin: Gothi; Greek: Γότθοι, Gótthoi) were an East Germanic people, two of whose branches, the Visigo...
Lombards
The Lombards or Langobards (Latin: Langobardī, Italian Longobardi), were a Germanic tribe who ruled Italy from 568 to 774.The Lombard historian Paul the Deacon wrote in the Historia Langobardorum ...
Ostrogoths
The Ostrogoths (Latin: Ostrogothi or Austrogothi) were a branch of the later Goths (the other major branch being the Visigoths). The Ostrogoths, under Theodoric the Great, established a kingdom in...
Saxons
The Saxons (Latin: Saxones, Old English: Seaxe, Old Saxon: Sahson, Low German: Sassen, German: Sachsen, Dutch: Saksen) were a confederation of Germanic tribes on the North Germ...
Vandals
The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe, or group of tribes, who were first heard of in southern Poland, but later moved around Europe establishing kingdoms in Spain and later North Africa in the 5th ...
Viking Age
The Viking Age is the period from 793 AD to 1066 AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. It is the period of history when Scandi...
Visigoths
The Visigoths ( /ˈvɪzɪˌɡɒθs/; /ˈvɪzɪˌɡɑːθs/, Latin: Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, or Wisi) were branches of the nomadic tribes of Germanic peoples referred to collectively as the Goths....
Gothic and Vandal warfare
The Goths, Gepids, Vandals, and Burgundians were East Germanic groups who appear in Roman records in Late Antiquity. At times these groups warred against or allied with the Roman Empire, the Huns, and...
Fall of Rome
The Fall of the Western Roman Empire (commonly known as Fall of the Roman Empire or Fall of Rome) was the period of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which it disintegrated and split into nume...
Migration Period art
Migration Period art denotes the artwork of the Germanic peoples during the Migration period (ca. 300-900). It includes the Migration art of the Germanic tribes on the continent, as well the start of ...
Conrad, Duke of Thuringia
Conrad (died 27 February 906), called the Old or the Elder, was the Duke of Thuringia until 892 and the Duke of Franconia until his death. He was the namesake of the Conradiner family and son of Udo o...
Diablintes
The Diablintes or Diablintres or Diablindi or Aulerci Diaulitae were an ancient people of Gaul, a division of the Aulerci. Julius Caesar (B. G. iii. 9) mentions the Diablintes among the allies of the...
The Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors Or Drug-Fuelled Madmen?
Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions.
Celtiberian script
The Celtiberian script is a Paleohispanic script that was the main writing system of the Celtiberian language, an extinct Continental Celtic language, which was also occasionally written using the Lat...
Boudicca, The Celtic Queen That Unleashed Fury On The Romans
"We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruise...
Ashaig
5°49′44″W / 57.247°N 5.829°W / 57.247; -5.829Ashaig (Scottish Gaelic: Aiseag, referring to a ferry) is a small township, situated adjacent to Upper Breakish and Lower Brea...
Siege of Pavia (569-572)
The Siege of Pavia was a siege in 569–572 CE. The Lombards invaded Italy in 568, but Ticinum (modern Pavia) held out until 572. After its fall, the Lombards made it the capital of the Kingdom of the L...
Germanic art
Migration Period art denotes the artwork of the Germanic peoples during the Migration period (ca. 300-900). It includes the Migration art of the Germanic tribes on the continent, as well the start of ...
Zwentibold
Zwentibold (or Zventibold, Swentiboldo, 1 January 870 – 13 August 900) was the illegitimate son of the Carolingian Emperor Arnulf of Carinthia. In 895, his father, then king of East Francia, granted h...
Eoin McKiernan
Eoin McKiernan, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt. (May 10, 1915 – July 18, 2004), was one of the major early scholars in the interdisciplinary field of Irish Studies in the United States and the founder of the Iri...