Mamluks, Egypt, c.1500

The mamluks were among the most professional soldiers in the Medieval world, with their origins going back to the 8th century. Largely recruited from Turkish peoples, they were the property of their masters as ‘slaves’, but because of their status as the military elite, they were well-treated and could rise to prominent positions. Following theirContinue reading “Mamluks, Egypt, c.1500”

Why History and Why Illustration?

For me, history is a fascinating subject that teaches us about how we as humans have arrived here. The rise and fall of civilisations prompts us to think of how current events are, in a way, similar to those that occurred centuries ago. With illustration, not only can I engage my mind into something creative,Continue reading “Why History and Why Illustration?”