Every AskHistorians Contributions

Historical Method and Historiography

A few tips to research history online

How do historians evaluate the truth value of a claim?

How reliable are Herodotus’ Histories?

Why does 1066 matter?

What are the ‘Long Middle Ages’?” Also uploaded on the blog!


Medieval Warfare and Culture

Medieval Politics and Institutions

The differences between France and the Holy Roman Empire” Also uploaded on the blog!

Gold Award: “Why did the Holy Roman Empire split up into so many principalities?” Also uploaded on the blog!

How well did the king of France and the duke of Normandy get along before the Hundred Years War?

How ‘English’ were the English armies during the Hundred Years War?

How did French Kings render justice?

Who could be tortured, and why?

Medieval Daily Life

Did medieval town have gardens and yards?” Also uploaded on the blog!

My city is under siege, what do I do?” Also uploaded on the blog!

BEST OF MAY 2020 & Platinum and Gold Awards: “How did Londoners reconcile with Richard II by throwing a party in 1393?

Medieval Chivalry and Warfare

Gold and Silver Awards: “Who could knight a knight in the Middle Ages?” Also uploaded on the blog!

When and how did the medieval aristocracy lose the monopole on warfare?

Were medieval aristocrats even good at fighting?

How did the Teutonic Order become an idenpendant power?

How were jousting tournament organized in the 14th century?

How to ransom a knight in the late Middle Ages?” Also uploaded on the blog!

Gold Award: “What could you buy with a 100,000 Francs ransom?” Also uploaded on the blog!

Medieval Books, culture and representations

FIRST CONTRIBUTION: “Were there public libraries in the Middle Ages?

Were fantastical monsters and regular animals thought of in the same way in medieval Europe?” Also uploaded on the blog!

Why are lilies so popular (and meaningful)?

Historical Figures of the Hundred Years War

Who was the Black Prince and why is he famous?” Also uploaded on the blog!

Who was La Hire?

Joan of Arc: her birth” Also uploaded on the blog!

Joan of Arc: how she liberated Orléans” Also uploaded on the blog!

Joan of Arc: her military leadership” Also uploaded on the blog!

Joan of Arc: her charisma (and a bit on medieval magic)” Also uploaded on the blog!

Joan of Arc: her death” Also uploaded on the blog!

Joan of Arc between Enlightenment, Terror and Patriotism


Global Middle Ages

What was life like for the Incas?


War of the Roses

Was the House of Tudor actually Lancastrian?


Piracy in the Caribbean

Were pirates genuinely honorable people?


19th Century French Literature

How typical or atypical was the Count of Monte Cristo as a 19th century literature hero?