Month: August 2023

The Norman Conquest by Marc Morris

The Norman Conquest by Marc Morris is a captivating exploration of the pivotal 1066 invasion of England.

13th-century depiction of Henry and his legitimate children: (left to right) William, Young Henry, Richard, Matilda, Geoffrey, Eleanor, Joan, and John

King Henry II of England, a formidable ruler in the 12th century, wielded unprecedented power, reshaping legal systems and expanding royal authority.

People fleeing from plague

The English sweating sickness: a medieval enigma, struck fiercely between 1485-1551, leaving mortality's mark.

Templars: The Knights Who Made Britain by Steve Tibble

Templars: An account of the Knights Templar, challenging received wisdom to show how these devout knights played a profound role in making modern Britain

William I 'The Conqueror'

William I's triumph over England saw him shift from a Norman warlord to the first Norman King, reshaping history through the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The burning of a woman in Willisau (Switzerland) depicted in 1513

Witch Trials that swept through Europe stand as haunting chapters in our history, characterized by a complex interplay of power, fear, and religious fervor

The History of the Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer

The History of the Medieval World is a true world history, linking the great conflicts of Europe to the titanic struggles for power in India and Asia.

Statue of Saint Willibrord in Utrecht

Anglo-Saxon missions: Anglo-Saxon churchmen crossed the English Channel to the European continent to spread Christianity across the pagan lands.

The Clock and the Camshaft by John Farrell

The Clock and the Camshaft: Highlights the importance of medieval innovations as the basis for later technological progress.

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