Some medieval illuminated manuscripts are the Book of Kells, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the French Book of Hours, the Rochester Bestiary and the Codex Aureus. Medieval illuminated manuscripts include Bibles, gospels, praye... More » History Middle Ages

The medieval period encompasses the fifth to 14th or 15th centuries. Historians date this period from the collapse of the Roman Empire until the dawn of the Renaissance. More » History Middle Ages

Medieval means anything relating to the Middle Ages which describes Europe between 500 to around 1500 C.E. People also sometimes use the word medieval to talk about something that is very old. In particular, the word is ... More » History Middle Ages
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After the Roman empire fell, the divine right of kings gave kings in Europe the right to rule. This theory of absolutism, which is based on Roman law, gives a sovereign individual absolute power without checks or balance... More » History Middle Ages

Medieval knights generally lived in the castles of noble families, serving under the lord or baron while providing military service and protection in exchange for lodging, weapons, armor, food, money and horses. The king... More » History Middle Ages

William Shakespeare left his wife Anne Hathaway his second best bed along with other furniture. Shakespeare died in April 1616, when he was 52, while Anne died in 1623 at the age of 67. More » History Middle Ages

The Romans invaded Britain twice; the first invasion was in 55 B.C. during Julius Caesar's campaign against the Gauls. A century later, in 43 A.D., the Romans invaded again under the emperor Claudius; this time the Roman... More » History Middle Ages