Medieval Times Chapters

When knights and castles served kings and queens, a feudal system employed peasants and vassals. Uneducated people used art to learn stories they could not read for themselves. This collection is about life in the Middle Ages.

A person sent to the guillotine generally has a swift death unless the executioner does not know what they are doing or uses a dull sword.

Religious freedom is not available in Tudor England for people who, among other things, want to translate the Bible into English (or even quote from i...

Being placed and tied to a wheel is another very painful and slow way to die.

The Nobles want freedom from the Catholic Church, freedom from undue tax burdens, protection of inheritance rights and due process of law.

Another painful way to die is being burned at the stake; the fire kills the victim before the smoke does.

Book burnings resume in the 20th century, as governments such as the Nazis destroy manuscripts.

Many Huguenots come to America so they can worship as they see fit.

Both Catholics and Protestants use death and torture to convince people that their religion is the only one.

Book burning ends as the Middle Ages draw to a close, but censorship continues.

Some cultures consider comets as omens of disasters.

Joan is 17 years old and believes the Saints she prays to want her to go to the Dauphin and convince him that she can lead his army.

King John has no intention of keeping his word when he signs the Magna Carta; he signs it to stay in power.

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