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  1. Stuff You Missed in History Class

    The White Ship and Empress Matilda — In 1120, the heir to the throne, three of the king’s other children, and many of the kingdom’s youths drowned at sea. This left a woman named Matilda as heir. Yet her cousin Stephen seized the prize, triggering 19 years of battle called “The Anarchy."

    —Huffduffed by TrentVich 2 years ago

  2. Stuff You Missed in History Class

    How the Bayeux Tapestry Works — The Bayeux Tapestry is considered the one of the most important images of the Medieval Age. It’s a stunning piece of art, and it covers a crucial event in Western history: The Norman Conquest of Britain. Tune in to learn more about the Bayeux Tapestry.

    —Huffduffed by TrentVich 2 years ago

  3. Bloody, Miserable Medieval Economics - Planet Money #72

    Before governments had regulators with suits and briefcases, says College of William and Mary history professor Philip Daileader, they had knights. The Lancelots of real life went around the kingdom forcing people to pay whatever the knights decided they owed. It was a brutal economic approach. If you think the knights were tough, be thankful you never faced the guild system. It existed to eliminate competition and benefit producers at the expense of consumers. Craftspeople fought each other for control and tried to limit access to the market — at their own expense, it turned out.

    —Huffduffed by nelstrom 4 years ago

  4. Economics for 12th century peasants - Planet Money #78

    Does the existence of hope unfulfilled make for a worse life? Medieval historian Philip Daileader says it might. People in places like 12th and 13th century France lived far more constrained economic lives than we do, but they had no expectations that their situations would ever improve.

    —Huffduffed by nelstrom 4 years ago