Friday, June 24, 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.

A History of The Lindisfarne Gospels

The Lindisfarne Gospels are an illustrated medieval manuscript created by a monk called Eadfrith who lived on the Island of Lindisfarne, England, in...

Pope Innocent III

The time of Pope Innocent III is a struggle between secular and religious powers. Through his reign, the Roman Catholic Church came to dominate...

Medieval History: Vlad the Impaler, AKA Dracula

There is no denying it, everywhere you look there are vampires, or something inspired by vampires. Every year countless people dawn the plastic fake...

Thomas Becket: The Troublesome Priest

Struggles between the Church under the Popes and the monarchy were a significant feature throughout the Middle Ages. One of the most dramatic conflicts...

Curious Tales of Animals Condemned within Court Proceedings

Throughout history, countless individuals were legally persecuted for acts of heresy, deeds of witchcraft, or other similar unholy activities. Surprisingly, the historical justice system...

The Making of Catholic Saints in the Middle Ages

Medieval beatification and canonization were not always bestowed from Rome, holiness was recognized by communities and authorised by local bishops. As attested to by...

Popular perceptions of the Magna Carta

It is seen as the symbol of rights for citizens and the beginning of democracy, so the Magna Carta is considered to be one...

The Viking Expansion

Historians have theorized a number of factors contributing to the Viking expansion from the 8th to 11th centuries. Most historians place the onset of...

Ethical Notions and Conceptions of Chivalry

Feudal chivalry depended on certain ideal and preconceived characteristics, including fighting abilities, trustworthiness as well as a generous attitude. The formation of ideal characteristics of...

Preparations for a Pilgrimage in Medieval Times

A medieval pilgrim, whether travelling overseas or within his own country, was aware that the pilgrimage may cost him his life. Travel in medieval...