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Your 60-second guide to the Black Death

Your 60-second guide to the Black Death | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
Tom Beaumont James, a professor of archaeology and history at the University of Winchester, sums up the need-to-know facts about the Black Death of 1348-50
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'Tom Beaumont James, a professor of archaeology and history at the University of Winchester, sums up the need-to-know facts about the Black Death of 1348-50.'
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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Anglo-Saxons

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Anglo-Saxons | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'The Anglo-Saxon period lasted from the early fifth century AD to 1066 – after the Romans and before the Normans. But how much do you know about the Anglo-Saxons? Who were they, where did they settle and what religions did they follow? Here, Martin Wall brings you the facts …'

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Fred Dibnahs Building Of Britain 2002 E2 Castle Building - YouTube

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Fred Dibnah on the development of castles.

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Dances With Wolves - the buffalo hunt scene HD - YouTube

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Buffalo hunt scene from Dances with Wolves.

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Anglo-Saxon Kent

Anglo-Saxon Kent | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
Kent County Council exploring kent's past website
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'Kent has produced a wealth of archaeological evidence from the Anglo-Saxon period and has the earliest written sources in England.'

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The peasants' revolt | History - The Plantagenets - YouTube

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'This clip explores how an unpopular new tax led to the greatest uprising in the history of Medieval England, the Peasants Revolt of 1381, and how young Richard II defused it.'

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Where the Black Death happened: 9 places connected to the plague

Where the Black Death happened: 9 places connected to the plague | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'Charlotte Hodgman talks to Professor Mark Ormrod about nine places connected with the Black Death, one of the greatest tragedies Britain has ever seen ...'
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Crime and Punishment Guilty as Charred Tony Robinson - YouTube

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10 minutes on medieval crime and punishment
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How English is the Bayeux Tapestry?

How English is the Bayeux Tapestry? | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'David Musgrove considers where the Bayeux Tapestry was made and by whom, and asks historians whether it should be displayed in England ...'
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9 weird medieval medicines

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'Just as we do today, people in the medieval period worried about their health and what they might do to ward off sickness, or alleviate symptoms if they did fall ill. Here, historian Toni Mount reveals some of the most unusual remedies commonly used …'
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Sacred Mysteries: When St Augustine landed in Kent

Sacred Mysteries: When St Augustine landed in Kent | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'What language did St Augustine speak when he came to England in 597? His feast day falls on Monday, and his achievement should not be underestimated. Within a century of his arrival in Kent, every English kingdom had adopted Christianity.'
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7 facts about the Hundred Years’ War

7 facts about the Hundred Years’ War | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'The battle of Agincourt was a major English victory over the French in the Hundred Years’ War. But how much do you know about this series of conflicts, fought from 1337 to 1453 over succession to the French throne?'
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What was life like for a medieval housewife?

What was life like for a medieval housewife? | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'From microwaves to dishwashers, today we enjoy a multitude of modern conveniences. Spare a thought, then, for the medieval housewife. How did she cook? Where did she shop? Where did her clothes come from? Here, writing for History Extra, Toni Mount, author of The Medieval Housewife and Other Women of the Middle Ages, reveals what life was like for a typical housewife in the Middle Ages.'

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Secrets Of Great British Castles Series 1 Episode 1: Dover Castle - YouTube

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Dan Jones, Secrets of the Great Castles: Dover Castle

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Anglo-Saxons

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Anglo-Saxons | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'Martin Wall is the author of The Anglo-Saxon Age: The Birth of England (Amberley Publishing, 2015). In his new book, Martin challenges our notions of the Anglo-Saxon period as barbaric and backward, to reveal a civilisation he argues is as complex, sophisticated and diverse as our own.'

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Queen Bertha

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Some powerful queens in English history, despite their influence on British culture, have been forgotten in the annals of time. One such is Queen Bertha, wife of King Ethelbert, instrumental in the bringing of Christianity t

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'Bertha was daughter of Charibert I, King of Paris, and was born around 539 AD. A Christian, she married Ethelbert, the pagan King of Kent, and moved to Canterbury in around 580 AD.' 

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Peasants' Revolt - Timelines.tv History of Britain B05 - YouTube

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'An exploration of the role of the peasantry in medieval political life -- and of the dramatic events of the year 1381.'

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The Black Death: The Greatest Catastrophe Ever | History Today

The Black Death: The Greatest Catastrophe Ever | History Today | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'Ole J. Benedictow describes how he calculated that the Black Death killed 50 million people in the 14th century, or 60 per cent of Europe’s entire population.'

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The Black Death: the historians’ view

The Black Death: the historians’ view | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'Was it inevitable that plague would sweep Europe in the Middle Ages? How long did it take sufferers to die? And what was life like in its aftermath? Here, a panel of experts reflect on some of the big questions of a disease that repeatedly ravaged Europe over hundreds of years ...'
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Your 60-second guide to the Black Death

Your 60-second guide to the Black Death | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
Tom Beaumont James, a professor of archaeology and history at the University of Winchester, sums up the need-to-know facts about the Black Death of 1348-50
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'Tom Beaumont James, a professor of archaeology and history at the University of Winchester, sums up the need-to-know facts about the Black Death of 1348-50.'
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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years, the BBC understands.'
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The medieval diet

The medieval diet | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
From lavish banquets to every day sustenance, Dr Alixe Bovey explores the ingredients and recipies that were used in the Middle Ages.
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'From lavish banquets to every day sustenance, Dr Alixe Bovey explores the ingredients and recipes that were used in the Middle Ages.'
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7 of England’s best medieval buildings

7 of England’s best medieval buildings | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
From Gothic cathedrals to defensive fortresses, England boasts a multitude of remarkable medieval buildings. Here we round up seven of our favourites…
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'From Gothic cathedrals to defensive fortresses, England boasts a multitude of remarkable medieval buildings. Here we round up seven of our favourites …'
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Who Was St Augustine? | English Heritage

Who Was St Augustine? | English Heritage | Year 7: the Middle Ages | Scoop.it
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'In the late 6th century, a man was sent from Rome to England to bring Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons. He would ultimately become the first Archbishop of Canterbury, establish one of medieval England’s most important abbeys, and kickstart the country’s conversion to Christianity. But who was St Augustine, and how did his mission succeed?'
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