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1. Sites on the Middle Ages in General
2. Feudal System & the Village
3. The Church
4. Crusades
5. Parliament & Magna Carta
6. Towns
7. Black Death

   




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Click here to be taken to the Castle page.


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1. Sites on the Middle Ages in General

 

 

 

 

                        
 
 
 
 
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2. Feudal System & the Village

For links to knights and heraldry go to the Castles page

 
 
I'm useful but a little more difficult!!Norman Social Organisation and Feudalism The social structure of the Normans. A description by a group who stage Viking battles throughout the year.

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Feudal Terms of England
A dictionary of terms of the time period. Difficult language in places.

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!Wharram Percy The Lost Medieval Village Site of the Wharram Project, which began in 1950, to dig around the medieval village. This tells you about the key buildings
          they found the remains of and what they were like. Good diagrams and plans.

 

 

 

                        
 
 
 
 
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3. The Church

  • The Murder Of Thomas Becket, 1170 From a site called Eyewitness to history which uses sources of all kinds from the past to tell the history. The killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Was King Henry II behind it?
  • Henry II and Becket Information, timelines, quizzes and more links on Henry II and Becket.

 

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!Hear a Gregorian chant
If you like music or play an instrument, click here to find out about medieval church music!! 





                        

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Crusades

 

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!The Crusades Very thorough & complex. Details & resources on all the crusades. For the most advanced users only. Use the key at the side to research other areas of the Church. 

 

                        
 
 
 
 
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5. Parliament & Magna Carta
 
I'm useful but a little more difficult!!The Magna Carta
The actual terms.
Get the dictionary ready....      
  

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!King John and the Magna Carta Very detailed, but also more difficult BBC site.

 

 

                        
 
 
 
 
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6. Towns

 

Black Death
  • Monks with plague being blessed. Click for full picture.Interactive Map - Spread of the Black Plaque This shows clearly how the plague spread across Europe.
  • The Bubonic Plague From the easy-to-use Medieval Times. Don’t forget to click on the further links at the bottom of the page.
  • The Black Plague, 1348 "No doctor's advice, no medicine could overcome or alleviate this disease." The deadly Plague invades Florence, Italy. From a site called Eyewitness to history which uses sources (some of the text can be difficult) of all kinds from the past to tell the history

 

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!The Black Death Very detailed, but also more difficult BBC site.

 

                        

 
 
 
 
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