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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Black Death and Vampires

The year was 1347 CE when the menace first entered the population. It crept in silently with the rats and no one was aware...

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...

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,...

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...

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...
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