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Italy United

By 1860, Italy was split into four states: the Austrians in Venetia, the Papal States, the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, and the Kingdom …

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The Crimean War

The Crimean War lasted from October of 1853 to February of 1856. The war began as Russia fought against the Ottoman Empire …

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars were a series of military campaigns led by Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire and opposing groups. At first, Napoleon had …

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The Reformation

In 1517, Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation by nailing the 95 Theses to the Wittenberg church door. Pope Leo X excommunicated …

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The Powerful Habsburgs

The House of Habsburg, also spelled Hapsburg, was one of the most important royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy …

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Renaissance Italy

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned from the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy during the Late Middle …

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The Black Death

In the late 1340’s, the Black Death spread like wild fire throughout Europe. It was a result of a virus carried by …

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12th Century Europe

The 12th century in Europe was known as the High Middle Ages. Western Europe was undergoing social, political and economic transformations as …

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City Centers of Medieval Europe

The City Centers of Medieval Europe map includes a colorful labeled teacher’s map and an unlabeled student map that the child can …

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The 1st, 3rd, and 4th Crusades

Along with other sovereign rulers of England and France, Eleanor of Aquitaine and her son, Richard the Lionhearted, lead the charge during …