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Period 2

Time of Greeks and Romans

Do you know all about the time when the Ancient Greeks and Romans lived? This time is called Antiquity. It lasted from 3000 BC to 500 AD.

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Period 2 Time of Greeks and Romans

Spreading Greco-Roman culture and confronting Germanic culture

Has the Netherlands been in Roman hands in history? Some places do. The Romans could only conquer the south of the Netherlands.

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Period 2 Time of Greeks and Romans

Christianity in the Roman Empire: from forbidden to any permitted religion

Nowadays, almost every village has a church. Can you imagine the church was once forbidden? In the era of the Romans, you weren't allowed to be a Christian.

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Period 3

Time of monks and knights

You must have been in a castle once. Castles remind us of the Middle Ages. In addition to castles, many monasteries were built during this period.

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Period 3 Time of monks and knights

The relationship between lord and vassal

Nowadays it is polite to call a man a 'gentleman'. In the past, few men were a gentleman.

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Period 4

Time of cities and states

Have you ever heard of the separation between church and state? In the middle ages this did not exist yet. The Pope was more powerful than the emperor.

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Period 4 Time of cities and states

The battle between church and state

It will happen To you. You're four years old. You can only just talk and you'll be crowned king. In history, this was quite common.

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Period 5 Time of explorers and reformers

The beginning of European overseas expansion

The world is at your feet. Do you know this saying? In the era of the explorers and reformers, they have discovered almost all parts of the world.

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Period 5 Time of explorers and reformers

The Reformation and the division of the Christian Church

How many churches are in town with you? Probably a lot. The Catholic churches are the oldest in history. It wasn't until later that other churches joined.

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Period 5 Time of explorers and reformers

The uprising and the emergence of an independent Dutch state

The Pope is very powerful. But back in history, his power was much greater. Did you know that the Netherlands had to fight its way free from the Catholics?