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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.

Royal Authority in Visigothic Spain

The Visigoth Crown was dependent on the Spanish Church and the Visigoth Nobility for its Authority, a relationship that weakened the Crown and...

History of Valentine Cards

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and soon men, women, and children of all ages will pick out valentines to send to their...

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...

St. Brice’s Day Massacre

During the years that started with the Viking raids, England, then ruled primarily by Anglo-Saxon kings, felt vulnerable to what was widely regarded as...

Weapons of Medieval Europe

Medieval knights had many different weapons in their arsenal, but they were all designed to inflict the most damage possible to their opponents...

Archery in the Middle Ages

The training of the medieval archer and the use of the longbow and crossbow in medieval European warfare. The archer was a valued soldier in...

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...

Royal Charters: Sources for the Study of the Early Capetian Kings

The study of the early Capetian kings, from Hugh Capet to Philip I, is a period of vague understandings, especially when compared to that...

The Compostela Pilgrimage: the Welfare of Pilgrims

From the time they left their homes, swore an oath to remain loyal to their king, and were granted permission to travel by their...

The Medieval Manor

A medieval manor was an estate owned by a Lord of the Manor, granted to him by the monarch. The Lord of the Manor...
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