Musical Instruments in the Middle Ages

Music has been a large component of human social interactions, personal expression, and culture throughout recorded history. While many consider the Middle Ages a time of hard work, famine, disease such as the Black Plague, and warfare, music was as alive and important during this period of history as any other. In some cases, music … Read more Musical Instruments in the Middle Ages

Names from the Middle Ages

Medieval names are often derived from biblical texts and saint names as a reflection of the important of religion in the Middle Ages.  Vernacular languages were spoken throughout Europe and names with similar roots often take different spellings in different regions. Medieval townspeople Female Middle Ages Names Aethelu: derives from English and means noble Agnes: … Read more Names from the Middle Ages