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Life in the Middle Ages
Interactive Website: The Middle Ages
...detailing what it was like to live in the Middle Ages. Information is presented in a clear, concise manner which makes it easy for the user to navigate throughout the site. Links are available to the broad categories of feudal life, religion, homes, clothing, health, arts and entertainment, town life and ...
Did you ever wonder what it was like to live in medieval times? Come find out at this site...
Middle Ages Homes
Villages and settlements in medieval times were often built around streams, roads, churches, or manor houses. Rural settlements used whatever building materials were....
10 things you probably didn't know about the middle ages
Serfs were a part of the culture in the Middle Ages but not the majority as if often seems to be. There were a great many free men who...
In the strict order of medieval society, the nobles ranked right below the king. Find out about how the nobles lived during ...
Invasion and conquest led to the development of the feudal system in Europe during medieval times. In this simple system, the king...
Western Europe: The Middle Ages
Read about the role of the church and then explore the different jobs of medieval physicians, folk healers, barber-surgeons, teeth-pullers and midwives. Read about early hospitals and discover how
The Black Death
The Black Death: the greatest catastrophe ever
Sixty percent of Europe's population died in the Black Death, a spread of bubonic plague in the mid-14th century. Deep pits were dug at all the church cemeteries, and each held many bodies with a layer of dirt added each day. Letters and chronicles tell of the personal tragedies of those who buried spouses or children. The disease was spread by rats that lived....
The Black Death, 1348
The Black Death spread from the East into Europe in 1348, beginning an epidemic worse than any previously known to the Europeans. Three forms of the plague attacked in different ways...
The Black Death
The bubonic plague first came to England in 1348. By 1350, between 30 and 40% of the population had died....
How Castles Work
Tall stone walls, fortified gates, and moats were designed to keep a castle from being taken by invaders. Explore the inner and outer defenses of a typical castle....
Life Inside the Castle
Castles were built to be fortresses centuries ago. There was no electricity, running water, and no glass on the windows until after the twelfth century. It was a cold, damp, stinky place to live...
How to Build a Medieval Castle
If you were to build a castle during the Middle Ages, what are some of the considerations you’d need to address? One of the first things would be...
Castles and the Medieval World
From caves to castles, people throughout history have found ways to keep animals and people out. ...
The term castle primarily refers to medieval strongholds that were home to a king. Prehistoric earthworks and princely mansions are sometimes also called...
Useful Videos and Interactives
Serfs Daily Life
You will find some interesting facts and information about the lives of men and women who were serfs in the Medieval period of...
The role of the serf in the feudal system is used to describe the
Justice in the Middle Ages
Middle Ages - Justice and law
Middle Ages Justice & Law in England was first dominated by the rights given to feudal lords under the feudal system and...
Medieval Law and Order
Law and order was very harsh in Medieval England. Those in charge of law and order believed ...
Built in medieval times, the cathedral at Strasbourg rose forty stories tall. It wasn't until the 20th century that
Cathedral Building in the Middle Ages
Many monumental cathedrals were built in medieval Europe, reflecting religious beliefs and channeling creative efforts. Instead of going on a crusade, people could help build a ..
Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts
Views of rising cathedrals and massive castles are often incorporated into medieval manuscript illustrations, even if the buildings themselves are no longer...
Medieval art is a broad subject because it includes several different periods of history. The first period ....
Tradesmen in the middle ages belonged to guilds that trained apprentices, regulated workmanship, and gave ...
Guild in Medieval Europe
Every member of a medieval guild contributed money to the guild's goals and purposes. These economic and social organizations ...
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