Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Black Death

From 1348 AD to 1350 AD there was a major crises which swept many regions of Europe. This crisis is known as the Black Death. The Black Death was a combination of two plagues: the bubonic plague and pneumonic plague. … Continue reading

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Frederick Barbarossa

From 1100 AD to 1300 AD there was a significant amount of friction between the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and the Popes. An example of this conflict was Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Frederick (like many emperors before him) wanted … Continue reading

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Gothic Architecture

Gothic architecture is one of the most incredible kinds of architecture ever to be seen in history. We see gothic architecture at its finest with cathedrals like Notre Dame, Salisbury, and Chartres. However, these cathedrals could never have been constructed … Continue reading

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Medieval Towns

Nowadays the distinction between a town and a city is often determined by population.¬†However, during the Middle Ages if an urban setting had a bishop living on the premises it would be called a city, if it did not have … Continue reading

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