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Medieval Torture

Reasons for Torture The main reasons for torture are to find or get information from a particular person. Another reason could just simply be because that person did something wrong e.g. the crocodile sheer is used only when a person … Continue reading

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The Black Death

Did ring around a Rosie have anything to do with the plague? You may have heard the Nursery rhyme ring around the Rosie? But have you ever thought twice about what it is about. This popular nursery rhyme is based … Continue reading

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The Medieval Manor

What were manors in Medieval Europe? Manors were a piece of land or an agricultural estate that was usually leased to a wealthy medieval household. The manor was owned by the king and leased to officials. People who owned manors … Continue reading

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Cruck Houses

What are Cruck Houses? Cruck or Crook frame is a curved timber which is one of the two that supports the roof of a building which was particularly used in Middle Ages of England. Cruck Houses were the most useful and ideal … Continue reading

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The Ballista

What was it and when was it made? Founded at around 400BC, the Ballista (also known as the Ingenium) was a weapon used in sieging and defence. The word ‘Ballista’ came from the Greek word ‘Ballistes’. The Ballista was a … Continue reading

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The Black Death

What was the Black Death? The Black Death was a dreadful and powerful disease that spread through Europe in the mid fourteenth century. The disease killed over twenty million people, which was about 1-third of the population of Europe. The … Continue reading

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The Church and its influence

The Church and its influence During the Dark Ages, churches were a vital part that helped shaped this time period. They were a massive contribution to society. The church was the place that provided education for people and hospitals for … Continue reading

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