In 1226 A.D., King Louis IX banned feudal lords from minting money. He also banned them from warring against one another. In addition, King Louis IX declared that his royal courts were the highest authority in the land. Even higher than the feudal courts, which had long held the higher authority.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel just as good as ever.
The oldest man-made structure still existing is the central edifice of the 4,600-year-old tomb built at Sakkara, Egypt.