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Medieval History - General Resources

Economic life

Medieval facts, information and history about saints and Pilgrimage

The labyrinth - resources for medieval studies

The Middle Ages
An excellent interactive exhibition on life in the Middle Ages from the CPB-Annenberg program.

Welcome to the Middle Ages
A fantastic site from, explaining the fascinating facets of medieval times that draw us into the past. Scroll down the page to visit a medieval village, learn to fence, tour a cathedral, spend a day in a castle and a lot more.

Entertainment in the Middle Ages
Types of Medieval Entertainment varied according to status but included feasts, banquets, jousts and tournaments, Mystery Plays, fairs, games and sports.

Life in a Medieval Village - Medieval Life and Times

Plague: Plague Information, Black Death Facts -- National Geographic
A short article by National Geographic about the Black Plague with additional general information about plague both past and present day.

Exhibits Collection -- The Middle Ages
Excellent factual information along with many interactive links (in the sidebars) that take you deeper into the topics. Find out more about feudal life, monastic life, every day life in the middle ages.

Chivalry - Medieval Chivalry Of Knights - Knights and Armor

People in the Bayeux Tapestry - Interctive
An interactive site that lets you create your own version of the Bayeux Tapestry. Be patient, it takes a minute to load.

Knights Code of Chivalry

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry - YouTube
The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley's Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings. Marc Sylvan redid the soundtrack to include orignal music and sound effects.

EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance
History told through the eyes of those who lived it. Topics are laid out with subheadings but information is quoted straight from primary sources. Presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.

Code of Chivalry - Medieval Life and Times
Code of Chivalry. Facts and interesting information about the life and times of the knights

Medieval Period
Easy to read website about all things medieval. This site was built specifically for students by an author specialising in history. Follow the links for indepth information.

Medieval Sports - Middle Ages
This site provids information about the facts, history of the Medieval Sports.

1066 - The Game
An interactive battlefield strategy game. Choose to control the English, Viking or Norman armies and defeat your enemies. The game is played in rounds. - History, documentary and video online
Excellent videos for all periods of British history. Short, well-illustrated and well-narrated. Scroll to the bottom of the page to choose different timelines then scroll along to choose videos about the Middle Ages.

St Andrews Cathedral - 1318 on Vimeo
St Andrews Cathedral may be a ruined monument today, but 700 years ago it was magnificent.This is a computer generated reconstruction walk-through of the cathedral with a look at what life might have been like for the clergy there.

What Is Your Medieval Profession?
This is a short quiz to find out what your profession might have been based on personal characteristics and work preferences. It's fun and could be used to take on a persona to research more deeply into daily life.