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Middle Ages

Middle Ages
Updated September 2010 Terms & Glossaries / Timelines / Maps / Feudalism - Daily Life - Carolingian Empire/Charlemagne The Crusades - Heraldry - Chivalry - Knighthood / War, Warfare & Weaponry Important People / Law / Science & Technology / Castles / Medieval Women / Religion & The Church The Black Death (Plague) Witchcraft Trials / Punishment & Torture / Nostradamus Jesters / Food, Fashion, & Entertainment Music & Theatre / Art & Architecture Manuscripts & Books / Various Topics & General/Comprehensive Sites TIMELINESTimeline of Medieval EuropeThis Date in Medieval HistoryMilitary History Timelines- Medieval History Net Links TIMELINE: Anglo Saxon England 688 AD-801 AD World Timelines - Europe - AD 400-800 Early medieval - AD 800-1250 Medieval - AD 1250-1500 Late medieval TimeRef - Medieval and Middle Ages History Timelines for kids and adults Europe at the Periphery: 500-1600EAWC Chronology: Medieval Europe For more timelines, please visit my Maps, Flags, Timelines webpage. Related:  Middle AgesMedieval History - useful websites for Year 8

Middle Ages for Kids Middle Ages Knights Knighthood & Knights in the Middle AgesTo gain Knighthood in the Middle Ages was a long and arduous task. Knighthood was not bestowed purely because a young man was the son of a noble. There were many steps to achieving a knighthood, requiring years of training. The steps towards achieving a knighthood started with training as a page and then as a squire, also referred to as esquire. Facts about KnightsSteps to KnighthoodKnighthood TrainingSteps to KnighthoodSquires The Knights job & the Knights Code of Chivalry in the Middle AgesThe Knights job in the Middle Ages centred around enhancing their Knightly skills in the use of weapons, horsemanship and medieval warfare. Order of Knighthood CeremonyKnights Code of ChivalryCourtly Love The Knights Armor in the Middle AgesThe Knights Armor of the Middle Ages was extremely expensive to produce. Knights ArmorChainmail Destrier Knights Tournaments and JoustingThe Knights practised their knightly skills at the tournaments of the Middle Ages.

Mediaeval Period This section is dedicated to the Medieval Period which dates from 1066 - 1485. Interest in Middle Ages Castles naturally progresses to the people who lived in and around them! People of the Medieval Period! What were their lives like during the Medieval Period? What was the Feudal system which dominated the lives of everyone who lived during the Medieval period? Medieval Period - Kings and QueensThe Kings and Queens of England from the Middle Ages era fire our imaginations! Medieval Period ClothingClothing and fashion like everything else in the Medieval Period was dictated by the Pyramid of Power which was the Feudal System. Medieval Period NamesEnglish names date back many hundreds of years to the Middle Ages period. Medieval Period Musical InstrumentsThere were many Middle Ages Musical Instruments of this Period which fell into the following categories and are detailed in this section:

Life in the Middle Ages: nobles, knights, monks, nuns When did Medieval people of the Middle Ages find time for entertainment, sports and leisure - the section covering religious festivals answers this question. The History, Facts and information about Life in the Middle Ages History have been provided in this section. Daily Life in the Middle AgesThe differences of the daily life of a peasant as opposed to a noble were vast. Life in the Middle AgesWhat was the daily life like for different people during the Middle Ages? The Religious Life in the Middle AgesReligion played a huge part in Medieval life during the Middle Ages. Life in the Middle AgesEach section of this Middle Ages website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about these great monuments to bygone times. Life in the Middle Ages

Internet History Sourcebooks Update Information 2006: In 2006 the Internet Medieval Sourcebooks and associated sourcebooks are undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. As a result there is a process called "link rot" - which means that a "broken link" is a result of someone having taken down a web page. 2. 3. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary documents. INTRODUCTION: MEDIEVAL SOURCES ON THE INTERNET Historians teaching medieval history surveys almost always want to combine a textbook, a sourcebook, and additional readings. GOAL: The goal here then has been to construct an Internet Medieval Sourcebook from available public domain and copy-permitted texts. By pointing students to this web site.

Life During the Middle Ages: clothing, food, games, health Life During the Middle Ages Daily life during the Middle Ages is sometimes hard to fathom. Pop culture loves to focus on exciting medieval moments-heroic knights charging into battle; romantic liaisons between royalty and commoner; breakthroughs and discoveries made. But life for your average person during the Dark Ages was very routine, and activities revolved around an agrarian calendar. Most of the time was spent working the land, and trying to grow enough food to survive another year. Church feasts marked sowing and reaping days, and occasions when peasant and lord could rest from their labors. Social activities were important, and every citizen in a medieval town would be expected to attend. Medieval superstitions held sway over science, but traveling merchants and returning crusaders told of cultures in Asia, the Middle East and Africa that had advanced learning of the earth and the human body. | Where the Middle Ages Begin Secrets of Lost Empires | Medieval Siege Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Medieval Siege," scheduled for broadcast on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages. Here's what you'll find online: Medieval Arms Race The trebuchet was only the most frightening of the weapons early European warriors employed in siege warfare. Medieval Arms Race | NOVA Builds a Trebuchet | Life in a Castle Destroy the Castle | Resources | Transcript Medieval Siege | Pharaoh's Obelisk | Easter Island | Roman Bath | China Bridge | Site Map NOVA Online | Editor's Picks | Previous Sites | Join Us/E-mail | TV/Web Schedule About NOVA | Teachers | Site Map | Shop | Jobs | Search | To print © | created January 2000

De Re Militari » The Society for Medieval Military History Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England When Queen Elizabeth I assumed the throne of England in 1558 she inherited a judicial system that stretched back in time through the preceding Middle Ages to the Anglo-Saxon era. The concept of incarcerating a person as punishment for a crime was a relatively novel idea at the time. William Harrison set himself the task of chronicling everyday life in Renaissance England during the late 1500s. "The greatest and most grievous punishment used in England for such as offend against the State is drawing from the prison to the place of execution upon an hurdle or sled, where they are hanged till they be half dead, and then taken down, and quartered alive; after that, their members and bowels are cut from their bodies, and thrown into a fire, provided near hand and within their own sight, even for the same purpose." "Sometimes, if the trespass be not the more heinous, they are suffered to hang till they be quite dead.

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