Social History

Social history, often called the new social history, is a field of history that looks at the lived experience of the past.

The Great Famine 1315-1317

The Great Famine (1315-1317) ravaged Europe, ending a period of prosperity and leading to widespread hardship.

Medieval illustration of men harvesting wheat with reaping-hooks or sickles, on a calendar page for August. Queen Mary's Psalter

Feudalism was built around the concept of the fief, a grant of land given by a lord to a vassal in exchange for loyalty and military service.

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