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Medieval and Middle Ages History Timelines for kids and adults. Explore the history of the Medieval period from the time of Alfred the Great through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age. Detailed Timelines contain events for years between 800 and 1547. Maps show the locations of castles, abbeys and cathedrals in England, Scotland and Wales. Every person and building on this site has a timeline and links to related subjects. (This site was last updated on 22 October 2014).

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Medieval and Middle Ages History Timelines for kids and adults. Explore the history of the Medieval period from the time of Alfred the Great through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age. Detailed Timelines contain events for years between 800 and 1547. Maps show the locations of castles, abbeys and cathedrals in England, Scotland and Wales. Every person and building on this site has a timeline and links to related subjects. (This site was last updated on 22 October 2014).

  • Medieval Castles

    A castle is a fortified building or set of buildings used to provide permanent or temporary protection and accommodation for kings and queens or important noblemen and their families.

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  • Interactive 3D

    Transport yourself back in time using the popular Unity 3D games engine explore a medieval keep, a saxon hall and a large medieval church.

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The Motte and Bailey Castle

The Norman Conquerors built their castles in locations where they could keep control of the local populations of Saxons or at important locations such as river crossings or on key roads. Many motte and bailey castles were built on the border with Wales to try and keep the Welsh at bay.

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This day in medieval history

 

Graphical Family Trees

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Medieval and Middle Ages History Timelines for kids and adults. Explore the history of the Medieval period from the time of Alfred the Great through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age. Detailed Timelines contain events for years between 800 and 1547. Maps show the locations of castles, abbeys and cathedrals in England, Scotland and Wales. Every person and building on this site has a timeline and links to related subjects. (This site was last updated on 22 October 2014).

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  • Medieval Castles

    A castle is a fortified building or set of buildings used to provide permanent or temporary protection and accommodation for kings and queens or important noblemen and their families.

    More >

  • Interactive 3D

    Transport yourself back in time using the popular Unity 3D games engine explore a medieval keep, a saxon hall and a large medieval church.

    More >

  • Life in medieval villages

    The countryside of England would have looked very different from what we see today. Thick forest would have covered a lot of it containing dangerous wild animals such as wolves and boars.

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The Motte and Bailey Castle

The Norman Conquerors built their castles in locations where they could keep control of the local populations of Saxons or at important locations such as river crossings or on key roads. Many motte and bailey castles were built on the border with Wales to try and keep the Welsh at bay.

More >

 

This day in medieval history

 

Graphical Family Trees

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FAQ

Q: What does the term 'Medieval Period' mean?
A: The Medieval Period (or Middle Ages) describe a period in our history.

Q: When was the Medieval Period or the Middle Ages?
A: They began in the 5th century (roughly between 400AD & 500AD) at the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The Medieval Period lasted until the start of the 16th century (1500AD).

Q: How long did the Medieval Period last?
A: The Medieval Period lasted for around 1,000 years.

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