The Pocket Guide to World History

Vigny, Alfred de. 1797-1863. French Romantic writer. Shakespeare adaptations. Cinq-Mars 1826. [Read more ...]

Vikings. Scandinavians who raided Europe 530-12C. Discovered Greenland, 982, North America, 10C. Norsemen. Varangians. [Read more ...]

Vilar, Esther. 1935-. German anti-feminist writer. Manipulated Man. [Read more ...]

Villa, Pancho. 1878-1923. Mexican revolutionary, bandit. Chihuahua governor. 1913-. Overthrew Huerta with Carranza 1914. Raided New Mexico 1916. [Read more ...]

Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1887-1959. Brazilian composer. Blended classic, folk. Amazonas 1929. [Read more ...]

Villars, duc de. 1653-1734. French Marshal. War of Spanish Succession. War of Polish Succession. [Read more ...]

Villehardouin, Geoffroi de. c1150-1213. French crusader/historian. Conquête de Constantinopole 1209. [Read more ...]

Villein. Feudal serf bound to land. Performs services for lord in exchange for protection and land use. [Read more ...]

Villeneuve, Pierre. 1763-1806. French admiral defeated at Trafalgar. [Read more ...]

Villeroi. 1644-1730. French Marshal defeated at Ramillies. [Read more ...]

Villiers, G. 1592-1628. First Duke of Buckingham. Incompetent favourite of Charles I who dissolved parliament to prevent his impeachment, 1626 causing Civil War. [Read more ...]

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