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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 Testament of St Francis of Assisi

Few men impacted Church History or achieved the deep and sincere levels of spirituality as did St Francis of Assisi. Pope Pius XI called...

Modern and Medieval Thought

To understand and assess rational thought and its importance to Christianity, medieval thinkers investigated the literature of Plato and Aristotle. The outcome of their...

Christmas Season in Dark Ages and Medieval Time

Developing from Celtic and Roman times, through the Dark and into the Middle Ages, or Medieval time, the Christmas season was celebrated from Hallow's...

Hospitality in the Medieval Monastery

The guest house of a medieval monastery offered similar hospitality to a modern-day hotel, with both rich and poor people entitled to food and...

Medieval England and Vikings: The Culmination of the Viking Influence on England, Part 4

The result of the disagreement over the crown led England into two decisive battles, one with an outlawed earl and the Norwegian Vikings, and...

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...

Medieval England and Vikings: The Culmination of the Viking Influence on England, Part 2

In the Danelaw and Northumbria, a sense of independence from the rest of England evolved that would later cause the Normans to be harsher...

Chaucer and the Scientific Method

The Middle Ages are traditionally considered to be a time of intellectual stagnation, especially in regard to developments in science. Many thinkers in the...

The Story of Martin Guerre

While identity theft may seem like a modern problem, it has been going on for centuries. This is one of the most famous cases...

Galileo: Music, Maths and Cosmic Spheres

Galileo Galilei – His Birth Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 in Pisa, Italy. From his earliest years he had a bright and inquiring mind....