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Skanderbeg the Albanian dragon

During the early 14th century, much of modern-day Albania was governed by the Serbian king Stefan Dusan. When he passed away in 1355, local chieftains and lords became the dominant factors managing their estates. Albania fragmented. Another external force contributed… Read more

Jan Zika and the Hussites war

When in July 1419, Czech Hussites threw Catholic members of the Prague city council out of the window of a town hall, very few expected 17 years of bloody religious war would follow. These so-called Hussite wars brought forth several Czech national heroes. Among them… Read more