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The Battle of Agincourt, 1415

The Battle of Agincourt, 1415 | Medieval History | Scoop.it
An Eyewitness account of the Battle of Agincourt
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This is a concise overview of the battle that is a central feature of Shakespeare's King Henry V.  The advertising is annoying but not as much as a distraction as is sometimes the case.

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Byzantine Empire

Byzantine Empire | Medieval History | Scoop.it
The eastern half of the Roman Empire, centered in Constantinople, survived as the Byzantine Empire for nearly 1,000 years after the fall of Rome.
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www.history.com provides an encyclopedic background article on the Byzantine Empire as well as links to video clip and other articles of interest to students of the medieval period.

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Why is King John the classic villain?

Why is King John the classic villain? | Medieval History | Scoop.it
A new film about King John shows him as a cruel tyrant. But does he deserve to be the pantomime villain of English monarchs?
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This is an interesting and seemingly balance evaluation of King John's strengths and weaknesses as a monarch and also of the cultural representations of him through history.

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BBC - History - King Richard I

BBC - History - King Richard I | Medieval History | Scoop.it
Discover facts about the life of King Richard I, also known as 'Richard the Lionheart'. Find out more about his crusades and eventual truce with Saladin.
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This is a brief encyclopaedic biography of King Richard I.

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Top 100 van middeleeuwse kastelen

Top 100 van middeleeuwse kastelen | Medieval History | Scoop.it
Top 100 van middeleeuwse kastelen, zoek in de database, sorteer per land en kasteelsoort, stem op je favoriete kasteel
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This site has great photographs of Medieval Castles.  Unfortunately there is not much information beyond the pictures.

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Monasticism in Western Medieval Europe | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monasticism in Western Medieval Europe | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Medieval History | Scoop.it
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This provides an excellent overview of the evolution of monastic life in Medieval times and includes an extensive bibliography.

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Education | Science & Islam | Introduction Lesson

Science and Islam educational pages of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
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The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford provides excellent resources for learning about the contributions of Islam to science during the Medieval period.

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Vikings - Episode One (History Channel)

The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were the Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Eur...
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This is part one of a History Channel series on the Vikings.

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Digitised Manuscripts

Digitised Manuscripts | Medieval History | Scoop.it
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The British Library has an excellent collection of digitised illuminated manuscripts available for educational use.

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Internet History Sourcebooks

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This is a comprehensive and scholarly resource for studying Medieval History.

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Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585

Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585 | Medieval History | Scoop.it
Eye witness account of an early Christian monastery
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This anecdote from a Medieval monastery is useful in providing a glimpse at the beliefs and living (and dying) conditions endured by Medieval monks.

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Genghis Khan Biography

Genghis Khan Biography | Medieval History | Scoop.it
Discover how Mongolian warrior Genghis Khan created one of the largest empires in history, the Mongol Empire, on Biography.com.
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This site includes a biography of Genghis Khan and biographical videos.

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Richard the Lionheart's heart probed

Richard the Lionheart's heart probed | Medieval History | Scoop.it
The mummified heart of England's King Richard I - better known as Richard the Lionheart - is analysed by forensic scientists.
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This article provides insight into Medieval burial rituals and some methods for historical research as a well as a few biograpical  details about Richard the Lionheart.

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Medieval Europe: Design of Castle

This section describes the important protective functions in the design of a castle using images of surviving castles.
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This explains the design of the medieval castle.

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An Irish sheep tale – 700 year-old parchments conserved

An Irish sheep tale – 700 year-old parchments conserved | Medieval History | Scoop.it

An extraordinary manuscript collection; the Ormond Collection has been called the ‘most important Anglo-Norman family archive in Ireland’. It encompasses almost 700 years of Irish history, from the first influx of Norman settlers, to the workings of the feudal system, and the Butler family lordship of almost half of Ireland. A project to conserve and re-house the early 13th century deeds from this collection generously supported by The Ireland Funds and the NLI Trust is under way.


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British Museum - Silver penny of Otto III and Adelheid

British Museum - Silver penny of Otto III and Adelheid | Medieval History | Scoop.it
Object details for a silver penny of Otto III and Adelheid
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This is one of the many Medieval artifacts displayed and discussed on the British Museum site.  Small artifacts often provide insight into larger historical issues.

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Blood Of The Vikings: 5/5 - Last Of The Vikings (BBC Series)

Blood of the Vikings is a 5 part 2001 BBC Television documentary series that traces the legacy of the Vikings in the British Isles through a genetics survey....
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This is part of a BBC Television Documentary series on the Vikings.

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Bayeux Tapestry Museum website :The story

Bayeux Tapestry Museum website :The story | Medieval History | Scoop.it
Bayeux Tapestry Museum, William the Conqueror, Memory of the World ...
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This is source of basic information about the Bayeux Tapestry and the history surrounding it.

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BBC - History: Middle Ages

BBC - History: Middle Ages | Medieval History | Scoop.it
Turmoil, crisis and the creation of a state, from Magna Carta to the horrors of the Black Death.
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An accessible resource for studying many aspects of the Medieval period in Britain.

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