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

Princesses in the Middle Ages

The life of medieval princesses is somewhat romanticized in contemporary thought giving the impression of fairy tales and castles.  However, the women of the Middle Ages who became princesses and queens had complex lives filled with politics, public opinion, and societal pressures. The Middle Ages were a time very much dominated by men, but a … Read more

Society in the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages is known to be the historical period of Europe between the 5th and 15th Century. The salient political feature of the initiation of this historical period was the collapse of Western Roman Empire while the medieval period ended with the advent of renaissance which is known to be the beginning of the … Read more

Sports in the Middle Ages

After the fall of Western Roman Empire, people in Europe faced harsh tumultuous political wars and religious struggles. During the early middle ages, Europeans faced the rising of feudal system and situations for common people were very difficult. However, situations kept improving as the system was more and more stabilized. The members of nobility were … Read more

Technology in the Middle Ages

Many historians mention the medieval period of Europe as ‘Dark ages,’ a period when reason and logic was sidelined with belief and religion. However, the late medieval period offered a great advancement in technology. While many of these technological advancements weren’t inventions of medieval Europeans, they successfully refined these technologies and benefited immensely by using … Read more

Timeline of the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages is referred to the period of European history which marks the fall of Western Roman Empire in the 5th Century and the beginning of the Renaissance or the Age of Discovery in the 15th Century. The Middle Ages saw a lot of ups and downs in the politics of the continent as … Read more