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Hello!

A Medieval Doodle. Monks get bored. Maybe we'll talk more about it someday.
A Medieval Doodle. Monks get bored. Maybe we’ll talk more about it someday. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Welcome to Bartered History, the home for a series of history projects written by a hapless 20-something who usually had better things to do at the time.  I have always been fascinated by historical events, and this site was born out of a desire to study a variety of wars, impactful moments, and people in greater depth.  All of the initial topics, from the fall of the Roman Republic to more obscure events like the short lived Anabaptist Kingdom of Münster, were nominated by friends of mine. In exchange for a short(ish) narrative history on the topic I got to learn a lot, and a six pack of beer or some cupcakes. While it’s admittedly not the best exchange of good for services ever done, it’s been a weirdly satisfying ride.

Over the next few months I will be uploading all of the old stories I already have written down with some edited tweaks, a bit of new research, and lots of pictures. From there, who knows? Feel free to leave a comment or suggestion for a future topic. With all that said, stay tuned for the first story, the Boer Wars.

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