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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.

History of Medieval Corpse Trials

In a desire to order all things according to God's universal laws medieval communities dragged into its courts all manner of things, even...

Fashion and Dress in the Middle Ages

Sumptuary laws established in the middle ages restricted clothing expenditures to maintain class structure. English laws governing fashion and dress were first recorded in...

The Cult of the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was held in high regard and her cult regarded across Europe. To the medieval...

The Windmill in Medieval Europe

Windmills would change the face of Northern Europe and put an end to animal power usage. During the Medieval period, the windmill was one...

Ordeals in Medieval Europe

Medieval people struggled with lies and truth, as do modern people, but in their courts they could always stoke the fire, fill the cauldron-and...

Could Anthrax Have Caused The Black Death?

While most people believe that the Bubonic Plague was the cause of the Black Death, there is some evidence that Anthrax might have...

Codpieces And Syphilis In The Middle Ages

However there is a theory that codpieces also protected men suffering from syphilis, and the codpiece can be linked with the syphilis epidemic of...

Commoners of Medieval Europe

The lowest members of society, the medieval commoners of Europe were broken down into two classes each with individual ranks and titles. The medieval...

Town Government in the Middle Ages

Townspeople in medieval times had the privilege of being able to run their own affairs via the town council, through a royal charter...

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...
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