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Have you always wanted to travel back in time to the Middle Ages but were hesitant because you didn't speak the language? Presenting the Britannia Lexicon of strange legal, feudal, chivalric, monastic, military and architectural terms to help you understand what those guys back then were really trying to say.
Food is one of my favourite topics, and if I weren’t obsessing here about the Middle Ages, I’d probably be blogging about my food obsessions. Food is not really a concern in my novel (at least not at the moment), but I’ve done a little bit of reading on the topic as research.
The Code of Chivalry The "Code of Chivalry" is often thought to be a single code, when in fact, there were many such codes. Each order of Knights had it's own oaths and codes to which its members would adhere.
Stately Homes A stately home is one of about 500 large properties built in the British Isles between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, as well as converted abbeys and other church property after the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Medieval Sword Shapes - Their unique shapes and changes over the centuries
On 5 January 1066, Edward the Confessor, the King of England, died.
This lesson is suitable for KS3 History Unit 19: 'How and why did the Holocaust happen?'
Illuminated manuscripts are the survivors of the Middle Ages, shedding light on both the great events of the period and the everyday life of ordinary people.
Terry Jones' Medieval Lives is a BBC documentary series presented by Terry Jones, looking at the Medieval world with the intent of finding out what it was really like. The series consists of eight episodes, each of which examines a particular Medieval personality: the peasant, the monk, the damsel, the minstrel, the knight, the philosopher, the outlaw and the king. The series reveals that what most people believe life was like in the Middle Ages is totally wrong.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook Full Text Sources