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King William I

William I, known as William the Conqueror, was the first Norman king of England, having wrested the throne away from Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. William was the illegitimate son of the …

Spider-Man

Spider-Man was created in 1962 by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, his creative partner Jack Kirby, and artist Steve Ditko. In the decades since, the masked superhero has become a popular star of cartoo…

Growing Pains

Adjusting to Everest's new height by Borgna Brunner   Future generations will remember Everest's new height: two…

Brewer's: Bayeux Tapestry

Supposed to be the work of Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror. It represents the mission of Harold to the duke, and all the incidents of his history from that event till his death at Ha…

Brewer's: Margan Monastery

(Register of), 1066 to 1232, published in Gale, 1687. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MargaretMarforio A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S…

The Koran/Sura LVII — Iron

Sura LVII — Iron MEDINA.[1060] —29 Verses In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful ALL that is in the Heavens and in the Earth praiseth God, and He is the Mighty, the …

1000–1099 (A.D.) World History

Mesa VerdeCliff Dwellings(c. 1000–1300)Pete MaioCathedral and Tower at PisaTasha Vincentc. 1000–1300Classic Pueblo period of Anasazi culture; cliff dwellings.c. 1000Hungary and Sca…

History of Climbing Everest

div.everestDiv{ border-top:solid 1px #dcdcdc; padding:20px 0; margin:10px 0;}   Our guide to the world's highest peak: those who have climbed it, measured it, written about it, and di…