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Thursday, July 11, 2024

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.

Medieval Weapon: The Flail

It’s a flail, NOT A MACE! You will inevitably hear some ignoramus try to call a flail a mace, but the mace is actually an...

Book Review of The Medieval World Complete by Robert Bartlett

The book is divided into chapters which outline the way the Middle Ages began and ended, with other sections covering religion, the church, nations...

Religion in the Middle Ages

Medieval religion developed as a hybrid of pagan beliefs and practices and Catholicism, eventually dominating the everyday lives of peasants. The religion of the...

Ancient Blessings: The Forgotten Contribution of the Monks

When Rome fell it left devastated land behind it. author Martin Palmer observes that by the fifth century much of North West Europe was...

The Valkyries: Guides to Valhala

The concept of the Valkyrie in Norse mythology evolved over time. At first they were creepy spirits of death that hovered carrion-like over the...

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...

Medieval Arts: Falconry

This came from a post that Douglas Trapp posted on my facebook group, Medieval Facts. Douglas is the Master Falconer at Medieval Times Dallas...

The Use of Stained Glass in Medieval Times

Medieval stained glass is a unique and precious form of art which was used by only the wealthiest patrons, including the Christian church. The Origins...

How Historically Accurate is the Film ‘Braveheart’?

Mel Gibson has a reputation for the historic blockbuster and Braveheart is his best. Since the screenplay was written by Randall Wallace, a descendant...

Hospitality in the Medieval Monastery

The guest house of a medieval monastery offered similar hospitality to a modern-day hotel, with both rich and poor people entitled to food and...