HISTORY Lists

Category: Middle Ages

early robots and automatons

7 Early Robots and Automatons

From Leonardo Da Vinci’s android to a French-made artificial duck, learn more about seven early mechanical wonders.

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7 Bizarre Witch Trial Tests

From barbaric tortures and occult dessert dishes to unwinnable trials by ordeal, find out more about seven unusual tests once used as evidence of supernatural misconduct.

Joan of Arc

7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc

Explore seven surprising facts about Joan of Arc, 600 years after the courageous teenager rose from obscurity to lead the French army.