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Goulash: Culinary Icon of the Hungarian Puszta

There is always something special about the history of a certain dish, a unique blend of flavors, savors, and tastes. When you try Hungarian goulash, its enticing flavor and smell lead back to a bygone era when the vast Hungarian Puszta echoed with the calls of nomadic herders and shepherds. It was during these times, around the 9th century, that goulash emerged as a humble yet healthful dish, marking the inception of a culinary legacy that would endure for centuries.

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King Sverre of Norway: The Birkebeiner Alliance and Rise to Power, 1177-1184    

Around the year 1175, when Sverre Sigurdsson learned he was the son of King Sigurd (II) Munn, he left the Faroes where he was raised and returned to the land of his birth.

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Sverre Sigurdsson (1151-1202): The Brothers’ Civil War and Faroese Boy Destined to be Norway’s King

Sometime after his victory at the Battle of Kalvskinnet in 1179, near Trondheim, Norway, King Sverre Sigurdsson (1151-1202), in the second year of his tenuous reign, beckoned an Icelandic abbot named Karl Jonssen, of the Tingeyre (Þingeyri) monastery, in the windswept coast of northwest Iceland, to chronicle his life and ensure his story would prevail through the ages.

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Pazzi Conspiracy: Calculating Schemers of the Renaissance 

The Pazzi Conspiracy, one of the most infamous events in Renaissance Italy, remains a compelling tale of treachery, ambition, and the ruthless pursuit of power.

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The Order of St. Lazarus: Leper Brothers of the Crusading Era

The Order of St. Lazarus, often referred to as the Leper Brothers of Jerusalem or the Order of Lazarus, is one of the lesser-known, yet profoundly influential, chivalric orders that emerged in the Middle Ages.

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