I started on another cycle through classical and medieval history. There isn’t a great deal of recorded history for Thailand in late classical times, and I am not willing to rely heavily on archaeology at this point. I had more of an interesting time with France, and extended this back through Charlemagne. I studied this, once upon an ancient long time ago, in a course on the History of Western Civilization, so this was a refresher. I have taken Britain back to the 12th century, just before the Black Death, and Italy to the early mid 16th century, South Africa to just before Dutch colonization, and South Korea back to almost the Manchu invasions of the 17th century. It has taken much longer than I expected to get back into the late medieval history of Western Civilization, so this has been some welcome progress.