The Domesday Book

The Domesday Book is one of the most renowned, respected and revered public records ever to have been published. It is also the oldest public record to have survived through the ages. Unlike the modern census records, the Domesday Book was designed not to count the numbers of the population; it was instead designed to … Read more

Middle Ages Battles

The Middle Ages was a particularly violent and bloody period in English history. The Middle Ages is a period that is full of warfare and violence, and in this article we will look at some of the most notable wars. Notable Middle Ages Battles There are a number of key battles and campaigns during the … Read more

Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War is by far one of the most aggressive, bloodiest and chaotic periods for both the English and French. The Hundred Years War was fought in two separate periods, 1337 – 1377 and then 1415 – 1453. Despite its name, the Hundred Years War lasted for a total duration of 116 years, … Read more

Hundred Years War – Timeline

The Hundred Years War marks on of the most violent and bloodiest periods in English history. The war was fought over a number of battles between the English and the French between 1337 through to 1453, and the war lasted for a total of 116 years. Obviously the length of the war meant that a … Read more

Donatello Italian sculptor

DONATELLO (diminutive of Donato) (c. 1386-1466), Italian sculptor, was the son of Niccolo di Betto Bardi, a member of the Florentine Wool Combers’ Guild, and was born in Florence probably in 1386. The date is conjectural, since the scanty contemporary records of Donatello’s life are contradictory, the earliest documentary reference to the master bearing the … Read more

Gambling – The Wheel Of Fortune

Long before the Roulette wheel was invented by Blaise Pascal in 1655, the culture of the European Middle Ages had the concept of the Wheel Of Fortune, which underpinned the world of Medieval gambling. The Wheel of Fortune was better known then by its Latin name Rota Fortunae, and was a philosophical concept that embodied … Read more

Villeins in the Middle Ages

Villeins in the middle ages were originally in the same class as feudal serfs. Initially the villein was legally and theoretically, a freeman but this was just in his interaction with his fellow serfs but not with the king. The manor, a Middle Ages village, was made up of various categories of laborers who included … Read more

Painting Styles in the middle ages

Middle Ages paintings are some of the most beautiful pieces of artwork that were ever created. They can express an entire scene through a painting, and each and every one of them represents a great deal of the topics that were extremely important during that time period. You can tell a great deal about what … Read more

Paintings in the Middle Ages

The early Middle Ages were characterized by art of the Dark Ages and the time preceding them. This art, the Byzantium style, had developed in the Roman Empire prior to its fall. Artists were typically monks in monasteries, and the paintings themselves featured religious imagery in a flat tone with no perspective or sense of … Read more

Quotes in the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages quotes listed below are from some of the most famous and influential people of the time period.  These Middle Ages quotes reflect the culture and societal norms of the time period.  They cover everyone, from famous religious figures to philosophers, from lovers to painters. Hildegard of Bingen Hildegard of Bingen was a … Read more