Medieval History

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period. The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages.

Medieval history is the history of this period in Western European history.

The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster
The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream
Ælfred’s Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age
The Autumn Throne (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #3)
The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science
Henry VIII: And the Men Who Made Him
Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages
The Anglo-Saxons: The Making of England: 410-1066
Queens of the Crusades (England's Medieval Queens, #2)
Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades
The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague
The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown
Æthelstan: The Making of England
A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th Century
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (World Leaders Past & Present)
The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000
Feudal Society, Volume 1
A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age
In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
The Waning of the Middle Ages
The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

Barbara W. Tuchman
No one dared tell the outcome of the battle to Philip VI until his jester was thrust forward and said, "Oh, the cowardly English, the cowardly English!" and on being asked why, replied, "They did not jump overboard like our brave Frenchmen." The King evidently got the point. The fish drank so much French blood, it was said afterward, that if God had given them the power of speech they would have spoken in French. ...more
Barbara W. Tuchman, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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