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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.

The Story of Martin Guerre

While identity theft may seem like a modern problem, it has been going on for centuries. This is one of the most famous cases...

The Greatest Medieval Empires

Today, it is usually understood that an empire is a geographically extensive group of peoples and states (ethnic groups) combined and ruled either by...

Cleanliness and Sanitation in the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages are often seen as a time when there was little knowledge about health and sanitation. But, attempts were made to keep...

A Brief History of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages

The Roman Catholic Church sprung from a decaying Roman Empire and promoted health and stability in a medieval Europe torn by war and uncertainty. The...

Gregory the Great Leads Western Europe into the Middle Ages

Pope Gregory I is characterized as a superb administrator and pastor whose endeavors included extensive missionary activity among Europe's pagan tribes. Gregory the Great became...

Medieval England and Vikings: The Culmination of the Viking Influence on England, Part 4

The result of the disagreement over the crown led England into two decisive battles, one with an outlawed earl and the Norwegian Vikings, and...

Medieval England and Vikings: The Culmination of the Viking Influence on England, Part 3

The nobles were receptive to Edward's request at the time, but future circumstances worked to the detriment of English acceptance of the Norman presence....

Medieval England and Vikings: The Culmination of the Viking Influence on England, Part 2

In the Danelaw and Northumbria, a sense of independence from the rest of England evolved that would later cause the Normans to be harsher...

Medieval England and Vikings: The Culmination of the Viking Influence on England, Part 1

According to renowned historians, English history began in 1066 when William the Conqueror invaded England and introduced feudalism, which replaced the traditional Anglo-Saxon system....

The Role of an Apothecary in the Middle Ages: The Work of Healers in...

An apothecary’s shop was full of various cures, most of which he prepared himself. He was usually a trusted member of the medieval community,...
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