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.
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.
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or kids and adults alike. 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 1603. 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 quickly updated on 1st of December, 2023.
ncover the lives of the hundreds of kings, queens, lords, ladies, barons, earls, archbishops and rebels who made the medieval era an exciting period of history to live through.
castle is a fortified building or set of buildings used to provide permanent or temporary protection and accomodation for kings and queens or important noblemen and their families. The term castle usually refers to stone buildings constructed during the Medieval period. The castle provided the centre for political and administrative power for the region.
Abbeys and Monasteries
bbeys and Monasteries were populated by many different religious orders with their own beliefs, rules and restrictions. The medieval period saw the foundation of a large number of religious orders including the popular Benedictines and Cistercians.
3D Virtual Reconstructions
ransport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.
Built using the popular game development tool Unity 3D, these reconstructions will run in the most of the popular web browsers on your desktop, laptop, Android mobile or tablet devices.
A motte and bailey castle
Use a VR headset to transport yourself back up to a thousand years and experience life in medieval times.
Built using the popular game development tool Unity 3D, the reconstruction allows you to stand is medieval environment.
The reconstuction has been tested on an Oculus Quest 2, but should work on other webxr enabled devices such as mobile phones.
To try this on an Oculus Quest 2, using the built-in browser to navigate to this web page.
This day in history
Medieval People & Life
Abbeys & Monasteries
Buildings, Places & Maps
A map showing the many locations of medieval castles, abbeys and cathedrals.