Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Medieval History

The Middle Ages covers an enormous period ranging from the Roman Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity in 313 C.E., through the early medieval period known as the Dark Ages, to Martin Luther’s launching of the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
Battles and tournaments, feasts and festivals are all here, making up an exciting picture of the era we know as the Middle Ages.

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The Greatest Medieval Empires

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The Writings of Christine de Pizan

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The Avignon Papacy: Babylonian Captivity of the Church 1309 – 1377

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The Story Behind Elizabeth’s Jewellery

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Swords, Kings, Knights and Warriors

Weapons with metal blades first came about as part of the "cutting edge technology" of the Bronze Age. Throughout Europe and Asia, men found...

Battlefield! Hotspur and Henry IV at the Battle of Shrewsbury

After the Battle of Shrewsbury, on July 21st, 1403, it was reported that the fields could not be seen beneath the sheer volume of...

Weapons of Medieval Europe

Medieval knights had many different weapons in their arsenal, but they were all designed to inflict the most damage possible to their opponents...

A History of Medieval St Margaret’s Chapel in Edinburgh Castle

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