The Pocket Guide to World History

Merlin. Wizard of Arthurian legend. [Read more ...]

Mermaid Tavern. 15C-1666. London meeting place of Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne et al. [Read more ...]

Merneptah. -1223BC. Egyptian king 1236BC-. Exodus. [Read more ...]

Merovingians. 476-751. Frankish dynasty. Childeric founded; Clovis expanded empire to modern France, Germany, Belgium, N Italy. Austrasia, Neustria; 534+Burgundy. Clotaire. Carolingians. [Read more ...]

Merrick, Joseph. 1862-90. “Elephant Man”. Severely disfigured English cripple, subject of play and film. [Read more ...]

Merrimack. 1862. Fought Monitor in first battle of iron-clad ships. American Civil War. [Read more ...]

Merritt, William. 1793-1862. Upper Canada trade promoter. Welland Canal 1824-9. [Read more ...]

Mers-el-Kébir. 1940 British sink French fleet so Axis can’t seize them. French bomb Gibraltar. [Read more ...]

Mersen, Treaty. 870. Divided Lotharingia. Charles II and Louis the German establish French/German frontier. [Read more ...]

Merton, Provision of. 1236. Oldest Act of English Parliament. [Read more ...]

Meshed. Iranian city of Moslem pilgrimmage. [Read more ...]

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