Medieval Life and Times encompass one of the most exciting and
turbulent times in English and European History. The Medieval people of the
Middle Ages and Dark Ages were warlike, they sought to conquer
new lands and have even been described as
barbaric. The Crusades exposed the English and the Europeans to
a more refined society and the great Eastern fortresses which
architecture. The elegance of the Far East, with its silks,
tapestries, precious stones, perfumes, spices, pearls, and ivory
prompted a change in society with a new and unprecedented
interest in beautiful objects and elegant manners and new routes
for Medieval Trade. But meanwhile
the Medieval Battles for new territory and power raged on in Medieval
Medieval History of
The Medieval history of feudalism covers the main European countries.
The disintegration of Europe following the departure and power of the
Romans slowly led to European Feudalism.
From France feudalism spread to the major European countries including
Germany, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, England and the Slavic countries.
The Peasants Revolt
A series of comprehensive Medieval Timelines detail the major events
significant to the lives and events of famous people and the Kings and
Queens of England and Europe. In addition there are
are additional timelines including a Timeline of the First Crusade, a
Timeline Of Middle Ages Kings Of England, Knights Templar Timeline,
Early Middle Ages Timeline and a Late Middle Ages Timeline.
Medieval History Timeline
Early Medieval Timeline
Late Medieval Timeline
Famous Events in Medieval History with Timelines, Key dates and Events
The History of the
Medieval era covers the major historical events which occurred during the
period from 1066 - 1485. The History of the Medieval era starts in
England with the Battle of Hastings in 1066 which ended the period
classified as the Dark Ages. The events in Medieval History continues
down the timeline until 1485 which ends the War of the Roses, the start
of the Tudor dynasty and the emergence of the Renaissance.
The facts and information provided via the Medieval Life and Times website provide
access to the most important historical events of the period which are
detailed in the pages about the History of Domesday Book, History of Black Death,
History of Magna Carta,
History of Battle of Hastings, History of Wars of the Roses, History of the One Hundred Years War and the
History of Bayeux Tapestry.
The History and Key Events of the Middle Ages included:
The Domesday Book
William the Conqueror ordered this
Norman survey of all the lands and possessions of England in order to
assist with the Norman administration of England and impose relevant
taxes - it was called the Domesday, or Doomsday, Book. It also enabled
William the Conqueror the ability to ensure that all landholders and
tenants swore allegiance to him - a major requirement of feudalism or
the Feudal System
The Black Death
The Black Death victims in Medieval Times were terrified of the deadly disease. The plague held a
massive mortality rate between 30 and 40%. Victims had no idea what had
caused the disease. Neither did the physicians in Medieval Times. Read
about the symptoms, treatments, causes and effects of the Black Death in
The Magna Carta
What is the Magna Carta? What was
the purpose of the Magna Carta? Why was the Magna Carta famous and important to the history of England?
The charter is considered to be the beginning of constitutional
government in England. The Magna Carta demonstrated that the power of
the king could be limited by a written grant. The influence of Magna
Carta can be seen in the United States Constitution and the Bill of
The Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Hastings took place on
Saturday 14th of October 1066. The leaders of the Battle of Hastings
were Duke William of Normandy and King Harold of William. The Normans
win the Battle of Hastings and the Norman conquest of England follows.
The section detailing the Battle of Hastings has some surprising facts
and information about the event and also a comprehensive Battle of
Battle of Hastings
The Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses were
intermittent civil wars fought by members of the House of Lancaster and
the House of York. Both houses were branches of the Plantagenet royal
house, tracing their descent from King Edward III. The rivalry between
the house of York and the House of Lancaster started when King Richard
II was overthrown by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster,
in 1399. The Wars of the Roses subsequently raged from 1455 - 1485.
Wars of the Roses
The One Hundred Years War
One of the most important historical
events of the Medieval era is the Hundred Years War. The Hundred
Years War was fought between between England and France and later
Burgundy. What were the key dates of this famous historical event?
Joan of Arc was a major figure in the
Hundred Years War. What other famous figures were involved in this
historical occasion? There is also a section which details a
Battles Timeline of the One Hundred Years War including the famous
English victories at the Battle of Crecy and the Battle of Poitiers.
the One Hundred Years War
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