Tag Archives: Medieval England

Crusader Kings 2 and What it Taught Me about British History

It was some time back in October when I purchased the computer game Crusader Kings 2. The game is set in Medieval Europe and starts in the year 1066 which is one thanks to playing so much I will now … Continue reading

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Old Sarum Revealed

On December 3rd, 2014 the BBC reported on new discoveries found at the sight of Old Sarum, an Iron Age fort. Old Sarum is located a scant two miles away from Salisbury in Wiltshire, because it was the original site … Continue reading

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Richard III’s body found leads to new forensic understanding

The discovery of Richard III burial under the Church of the Grey Friars in Leicester allowed modern techniques to be used to examine what was left behind. The bones showed a severe case of scoliosis and several battle wounds hinting … Continue reading

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Beautiful 15th-cen. Murals Found Under Whitewashed Church in Wales

Dear Class, Yet another late-medieval mural has been just discovered under 27 (!) layers of whitewash in a church in Wales.  Check out the BBC News Magazine story and video: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25214557. The murals feature St. George slaying the dragon (teaching … Continue reading

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Agincourt

I found this podcast very interesting. Agincourt was a decisive victory for England over the French.  One of the aspects of the battle i found most interesting is how Henry V was able to defeat the French. His army was … Continue reading

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John Wycliffe – Donatism Never Dies?

By late-Middle Ages, the institutional Catholic Church had seen its share of schismatic groups and internal disputes.  However, new debates typically centered on the reincarnations of long-tried issues.  New circumstances brought renewed expressions or nuances, yet the essential questions often … Continue reading

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John Wyclif and the Lollards

John Wyclif was a fourteenth-century philosopher, Oxford scholar, and theologian who disputed many key teachings of the Catholic Church in the fourteenth century. He was also responsible for starting the Bible translation movement. As a result, leaders of the Reformation Movement … Continue reading

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Peasant Revolt of 1381

In the late 1300s medieval England was in a state of turmoil. The Hundred Years War had been raging, there was plague and problems with Scotland had also an issue. Parliament was on the rise and the absolute power of … Continue reading

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