World, 500-1000 A.D. The battle of Towton: Nasty, brutish and not that short. Mass grave reveals 1,000 year old Viking massacre. Professor Emeritus, Medieval History, University of Kansas. Please take into consideration the purpose and audience for which the lecture notes listed above were written.
For a good many years, I taught a three-credit-hour freshman survey entitled Introduction to Medieval History to enrollments of room-size - generally three hundred students. During those years, the University of Kansas maintained an open enrollment policy in which all graduates from accredited Kansas high schools were admitted to the University.