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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.

The History and Customs of February 14th

Millions of people celebrate this holiday this loved ones. Here is a look at why. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Love it or...

Battlefield! What caused the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403?

Battlefield, in Shrewsbury, is the site of an important battle that occurred in 1403. The stakes were high and the timing was potentially disastrous...

The Use of Spices in the Middle Ages: How Food was Flavoured in Medieval...

From common spices such as cinnamon, to exotic and expensive flavourings like nutmeg and saffron, there were spices to suit every purse and palate...

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Known for the controversy that would carry his name and that rocked the early Church, Arius’ career was one of almost constant conflict. His...

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...

Breaking Medieval Myths: Swords

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The Medieval Traveller explores how people travelled in medieval time, with a broad and wide-ranging study of methods of transport, preparations for travel, hazards...

Richard III – Murderer or Martyr?

The most infamous story that came from the period of English history known as the Wars of the Roses was that of the Princes...
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