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Middle Ages: Overview

Resources for Year 8 study of Medieval History


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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.


Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

In this guide...

In this guide you will find web, print and video resources to help you research the Middle Ages. Your assignment and rubric are here as well as a page that will help you create your bibliography.

General Medieval resources

Book pages

The Middle Ages is commonly referred to as the period between the fall of the Roman Empire in Western Europe and the Renaissance, and in this programme, students will delve into a comprehensive overview of the people, places and events that defined this period. From Charlemagne through the legendary Crusades and the horrific Black Death, students will garner a feel for the era - focusing on the three distinct eras of medieval time.


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Encyclopedia Britannica

Society in the Middle Ages