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Medieval Oslo recreated on Minecraft

A new Youtube video is showing the results of a project by history students at the University of Oslo where they recreate how a city looked in the Middle Ages.‘Oslo recreated to year 1300’ was made by undergraduates taking part in the university’s Oslo in the Middle Ages course under John McNicol. The project involved them actually visiting the ruins of the old city of Oslo, taking measurements of the structures and recreating them on Minecraft, the popular video game that allows users to build entire cites.
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Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh* was born on his father’s leased estate at Hays Burton, England. He attended Oxford, volunteered for service with French Huguenots in 1569 and later studied law in London.In 1578, he joined forces with his half-brother Humphrey Gilbert to organize an exploratory venture in North America.
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The Occupation of Gotland by the Teutonic Knights, 1398-1408

The Occupation of Gotland by the Teutonic Knights, 1398-1408By Karl-Ferdinand SchmidtMaster’s Thesis, Loyola University Chicago, 1966With hundredweight they weighed their gold, They played With precious stones, Their women used golden distaffs, And pigs ate out of silver troughs.With these words an old Swedish folksong describes the wealth of Visby, the capital of the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
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Why is Scotland so often absent in studies of Britain and Europe in the early medieval period?

Why is Scotland so often absent in studies of Britain and Europe in the early medieval period?Paper given by David ClarkeDelivered at Arcadia University, Edinburgh, on 18 October 2012To understand a culture, we must look to its past. There are three separate elements to be considered in the question of why Scotland is so often absent from the larger studies of early medieval Europe: First, it needs to be demonstrated that Scotland is indeed regularly absent from wider discussions.
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Matilda CDL

Matilda CDLThe Matilda CDL (Canal Defence Light) was a version of the Matilda Infantry Tank Mk II that carried a powerful searchlight instead of its main gun and that was designed to win control of the night-time battlefield.The Canal Defence Light was developed in an attempt to win control over the night-time battlefield by using bright rapidly flickering lights to blind any opponents.
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Cambridge Illuminations

Cambridge IlluminationsPanayotova, StellaMarginalia, Vol. 3 (2006)AbstractThe Cambridge Illuminations (July-December 2005) has been judged to be not only the largest exhibition of illuminated manuscripts in a century (the second largest ever), but also one of the best displayed and most successful. It highlighted in an unprecedented way the ‘hidden’ and yet most characteristic treasures of Cambridge – its books and its academics.
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