That is amazing to me. I have never thought that you could get to Military tradition by 400AD, and an 820AD Conquest Victory is equally amazing to me. I have played this save 4 times now since submitting and the best I have managed to do is 1565AD and I was extremely proud of myself I must be doing something wrong when it comes to researching. I never seem to be able to research quickly once I get to the Middle Ages. Even when I hit the Middle Ages around 100BC, all of a sudden I get bogged down and just go extremely slow. How does everyone keep researching quickly through the Middle Ages?