Jose asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

where can i learn more about the middle ages?

hello all,

i am a 24 year old man and do not remember learning much about the medieval or middle ages.

ive always found something really interesting about it,

could anyone point me to a good reference? i want to learn from scratch about the middle ages, and perhaps before then?

im looking specifically for a website that is well organized/illustrated/ easy to follow.

thanks!!

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  • 8 years ago
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    I've used this site as a reference:

    http://themiddleages.tripod.com/feudal_system.htm

    Medieval daily life:

    http://historymedren.about.com/od/dailylifesociety...

    and

    http://www.medieval-life.net/life_main.htm

    site about castles - the fortress home of the nobility:

    http://www.medieval-castle.com/plans_towers_keeps....

    List of English Kings:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_monar...

    List of French Kings:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_monarc...

    http://www.britainexpress.com/History/medieval/bla...

    Novels can also be interesting:

    "The House at Old Vine" series, by Norah Lofts - which follows the inhabitants of a house, as they and the house go through historical changes.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_11?url=se...

    "Katherine" by Anya Seton about Katerine Swynford, mistress to John, Duke of Gaunt, is excellent.

    http://www.amazon.com/Katherine-Anya-Seton/dp/1556...

    Thomas B Costain wrote a series about the Plantagenets - the English Royal family during the middle ages:

    http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Family-Thomas-B-C...

    "Sarum (about Salisbury)", and others by Edwin Rutherford follow families from the earliest settlement to current times.

    Bernard Cornwell's book "Agincourt" about the battle between the French and English is one of the best that I have read. His series also include the famous Napoleonic era "Sharpe's" that were make into a TV series.

    Later Writers - about the Tudors include Alison Weir (also has earlier medieval titles), Antonia Fraser, and Philippa Gregory. My apologies to authors not included!)

    Good luck - the inner struggles of the English monarchies from Harold/William the Conquer to the Tudors are incredible and prove that truth is stranger than fiction.

    Please Email me through Y!A if you have any further questions

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  • Lomax
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Same way as you learn about anything else - from a library.

    Some books to start you off:

    Millennium - Tom Holland

    The History of the Crusades (trilogy) - Steven Runciman

    The Time-Traveller's Guide to the Middle Ages - Ian Mortimer

    Mediaeval Lives - Terry "Monty Python" Jones

    A History of Byzantium (trilogy) - John Julius Norwich

    Agincourt - Juliet Barker

    1066: The Year of Three Battles - Frank McLynn

    Of course, that's a scattergun list: the Mediaeval period is a big topic - pick an area that interests you particularly and start from there. I hope you find the experience as involving as I did.

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  • 3 years ago

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