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  1. Hill of Crosses: A Hundred Thousand Times Lithuania Has Stood Up

    ... thousand crosses currently stand on The Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. Marking the loss of rebels who fought against outsider rule, the ... thousand crosses currently stand on The Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. Marking the loss of rebels who fought against outsider rule, the ...

    dhwty - 09/03/2018 - 14:00

  2. Mass suicide at Pilenai: Lithuanian Defenders Choose Death over Enslavement

    ... its eyes on the fortress of Pilėnai, located in present day Lithuania. On the 25 of February, the Teutonic Knights began besieging the ... Teutonic Order continued their military campaigns against Lithuania. Although the Lithuanians converted to Christianity under Grand Duke ...

    dhwty - 03/04/2015 - 01:28

  3. The Battle of Grunwald: An Iconic Medieval Battle of Central and Eastern Europe

    ... medieval times, the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania had one main enemy – the Teutonic Order. One of the most important ... forces of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania led by King Władysław Jagiełło and his brother Vytautas. ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 16/06/2016 - 03:45

  4. The Annals of Quedlinburg: Rare Example of Female Scholarship in Medieval Europe

    ... The Importance of the Annals of Quedlinburg for Lithuania Whilst the Annals of Quedlinburg are an important source for the ... This is the first known mentioning of the word ‘Lithuania’ in written sources. On the surface, it seems that this name was ...

    dhwty - 08/11/2015 - 00:45

  5. The Dramatic History of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle in Ukraine: From Castle to Prison

    ... defeat at the Battle of Blue Waters by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It has been recorded that during the governorship of a Lithuanian ... allowed Vitowt (Vytautas the Great), the Grand Duke of Lithuania, to capture it from Prince Fyodor. Lithuanian Grand Duke ...

    dhwty - 12/11/2015 - 00:51

  6. Yotvingians – Mighty Warriors of the Baltic Sea

    ... as Yotvingia. It was located in the area of modern Belarus, Lithuania, and Eastern Poland by the Narew River. Nowadays, it is mostly the ... of Poland, Hrodna Province in Belarus, and part of Lithuania. Yotvingians have been famous since ancient times for being strong ...

    ancient-origins - 25/04/2016 - 00:57

  7. France and England Didn’t Own Chivalry: Have You Heard of the Polish Knight Zawisza Czarny?

    ... from childbirth. Hedwig married the Grand Duke of Lithuania Jogaila in 1386 after he converted to Roman Catholicism. Jogaila thus ... Hedwig, although he spent a good deal of time converting Lithuania to Christianity and stamping out the trouble caused by the Teutonic ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 18/03/2017 - 00:54

  8. Remains of 3,000 of Napoleon’s soldiers found in mass grave show signs of starvation

    ... to 100,000. When the retreating troops reached Vilnius in Lithuania, Napoleon's Grand Army was not so grand anymore: they had been ... is that none of the individuals had values consistent with Lithuania or surrounding areas. Stable oxygen isotope analysis demonstrates ...

    Mark Miller - 27/07/2015 - 14:19

  9. End of the Enigmatic Christopher Columbus: A Man at Last Emerges to Eradicate the Myth

    ... biography pinpoints King Władysław II Jagiełło of Poland/Lithuania (left), victor in one of Medieval Europe's largest and most decisive ...

    XpoKolon - 20/05/2016 - 21:31

  10. The Golden Horde and the Mongol Mission to Conquer Europe

    ... Horde conquered parts of Northern Europe, including Poland, Lithuania and Hungary. Berke also demanded that Louis the Ninth of France ... Horde attacked the kingdom of Poland and the grand duchy of Lithuania from 1487 to 1491 but were easily defeated. Top Image: ...

    Mark Miller - 19/10/2018 - 14:02

  11. New Discoveries Show Child Labor is an Ancient Curse

    ... at the National Museum of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius during his European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) in ...

    ashley cowie - 21/09/2018 - 14:02

  12. Malbork Castle: Searching for Treasure and Legends in the Shadows of the Teutonic Order

    ... the second stage of the Order's crusade was to overrun Lithuania, the newly established state to the east developed by several pagan ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 22/08/2016 - 03:49

  13. The Honorable Death: Samurai and Suicide in Feudal Japan

    While martial suicide is a practice found in a lot of cultures, the act of seppuku, or ritual self-disembowelment, is peculiar to Japan. The earliest known acts of seppuku were the deaths of samurai Minamoto Tametomo and poet Minamoto Yorimasa in the latter part of the 12th century. Seppuku is known in the west as hara-kiri. However, the term seppuku is considered a more elegant usage.

    MartiniF - 04/05/2016 - 14:52

  14. Murder in Malbork Castle: The Demise of Werner von Orseln, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order

    ... near the border of the Order State with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1314, the Grand Master Karl von Trier appointed von Orseln as ... the death of Grand Master were the nobles from Poland or Lithuania. Another possibility is murder on behalf of a Livonian (from a ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/12/2015 - 03:00

  15. The Teutonic Order: How a Hospice for Pilgrims Turned into a Legion of Crusaders

    The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (commonly known as the Teutonic Order) is a military order that was founded in the Holy Land during the Crusades. The Teutonic Order was originally established as a hospice to provide care from pilgrims. It was not long, however, until the order followed in the footsteps of the Templars and Hospitallers and became militarized.

    dhwty - 30/12/2018 - 18:44

  16. The Double-Headed Eagle: An Everlasting Symbol of Power

    The double-headed eagle has been a popular symbol associated with the concept of a powerful Empire. Most contemporary uses of the symbol are exclusively associated with its use by the Byzantine Empire and the Greek Orthodox Church. However, the double-headed eagle has been in use for thousands of years – way before the Greeks identify it with the Byzantine Empire and Orthodox religion – while its original meaning is debated among scholars.

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 15/06/2017 - 19:09

  17. Following the Magical Journey to Poland by John Dee and Edward Kelley

    ... Bathory was elected as King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania in 1576. When he came to Poland after the long rule of the Jagiellon ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 22/05/2016 - 21:59

  18. Ancient Geoglyphs of Kazakhstan: The Mysterious Markings in Danger of Destruction

    ... Kostanay University in Kazakhstan and Vilnius University in Lithuania, investigated the giant structures using aerial photography and ...

    lizleafloor - 27/08/2015 - 15:00

  19. The Gutmana Ala: The Legendary Cave of the Good Man and the Rose of Turaida

    ... in Latvia, but also in the Baltics, i.e. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Additionally, it is also the highest and widest cave in the Baltic. ...

    dhwty - 10/09/2015 - 15:18

  20. The History of the Incredible Vasa Warship and its Humiliating Shipwreck

    The Vasa was a Swedish warship that was built during the early part of the 17th century. The construction of this warship was commissioned by the King of Sweden, Gustav II Adolf, whose aim was to increase the military might of his country. This accomplishment of this objective was urgent, as Sweden was at that point of time engaged in a war with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

    dhwty - 01/06/2016 - 00:47