Monthly Archives: January 2015

England and France Lock Horns in the Hundred Years War, Part 1

Vassal (feudal system:) A person granted the use of land in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service to a lord of superior rank. England and France had been at each other’s throats since William the Conqueror invaded … Continue reading

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A Short History of Surnames

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. –Luke 2:1 Surnames came into being for the basest of reasons. Governments wanted to collect taxes … Continue reading

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