Middle Ages History
The History of the Middle Ages starts in England with the Battle of Hastings in 1066 which ended the period classified as the Dark Ages. The events in Middle Ages 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 History of the Middle Ages with Timelines, Key dates and Events
Many of the important and long events in the History of the Middle Ages have been provided with a specific section including the crusades, the Knights Templar, History of weapons, Kings and Queens historical biographies and timelines, Feudalism, food, clothing, castles and Life in the Middle Ages have all been provided with detailed historical facts and information. The History, Facts and Key Events of specific occurrences in Medieval History have been provided in this section. The History section include facts, information, and timelines of the history of the following important Medieval events:
- The Battle of Hastings and the The Norman Conquest
- The Bayeux Tapestry
- The Doomsday Book ( aka Domesday Book )
- The Magna Carta
- The Hundred Years War between England and France
- The Black Death
- The Wars of the Roses and the end of the Wars of the Roses at the Battle of Bosworth
- The Great Schism
Middle Ages History
Each section of this Middle Ages website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about these great monuments to bygone times. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of Middle Ages. This section covers the famous historical events of the era.
Middle Ages History - 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
Middle Ages History - the Black Death
The Black Death victims in the Middle Ages 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 the Middle Ages. Read about the symptoms, treatments, causes and effects of the Black Death in England
Middle Ages History - 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 Rights
Middle Ages History - 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 Hastings timeline.
Battle of Hastings
Middle Ages History - the Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry is not actually a tapestry at all - it is an embroidery. Coloured wool was used to embroider important scenes which led up to the Norman invasion of England and the Battle at Hastings in 1066. What is the Bayeux Tapestry? What pictures are shown in the Scenes of the Bayeux Tapestry? What are on the Borders of the Bayeux Tapestry? What colours were used to make the Tapestry? Who made the Bayeux Tapestry? All of these questions are answered and the Bayeux Tapestry Scenes are described in this comprehensive section
Middle Ages History - 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
Middle Ages History - 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 Hundred Years War
Battles Timeline of the One Hundred Years War
Middle Ages History - the Great Schism
The Great Schism of 1054 was the split between the Eastern and Western Christian Churches. The Great Western Schism occurred in in Western Christendom from 1378 - 1417.
Middle Ages History - The Peasants Revolt
The Peasants Revolt erupted in 1381 and was led by Wat Tyler, Jack Straw and John Bull. The rebellion led the peasants to London. The 14 year old King Richard II bravely faced the massive group of peasants following the carnage and violence at the hands of the rebels. All three leaders of the Peasants Revolt were executed
Middle Ages History
The Medieval people of the period were warlike, they have even been described as barbaric. The people eagerly joined in the Crusades and the contact with other Europeans exposed the English to a more refined culture. The elegance of the Far East, with its silks, tapestries, precious stones, perfumes, spices, pearls, and ivory prompted a change in culture with a new and unprecedented interest in beautiful objects and elegant manners. But meanwhile the battles for new territory and power raged on in Medieval History.