Personal Profile Born: c. 1137-38, Tikrit, Upper Mesopotamia, Abbasid Caliphate (modern-day Iraq) Birth name: Al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (westernised to Salah al-Din, or Saladin) Died: 4 March 1193 (aged 55-56), Damascus, Syria, Ayyubid Sultanate Reign: 1174 – 4 March 1193 as Sultan of Egypt and Syria Spouse: Ismat ad-Din Khatun Children: Al-Afdal ibn…… Continue reading Saladin
Category: European History
A History of Christmas
Find out how Christmas and winter festivities have been celebrated through the ages, from 7000 years ago to the present day.
Eleanor of Aquitaine
One of the most renowned queens of the Middle Ages, Eleanor was married to two kings, went on crusade and even defended a town under siege at the age of 80.
Vlad the Impaler
The real-life Dracula! Hailing from Transylvania in the fifteenth century, Vlad Dracul III, better known as Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula, is one of history’s most notorious villains.