Medieval period

It covers the time from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Empire.

Medieval period

Here are 40 Interesting Medieval Period facts.


A butt load of wine is gallons. You would fall asleep for 4 to 5 hours, wake up for 2 hours or so and fall back to sleep for another 3 to 4. In medieval Germany, married couples could legally settle their disputes by fighting a Marital Duel.

To even the field, the man had to fight from inside a hole with one arm tied behind his back. The woman was free to move and was armed with a sack filled with rocks. The modern English word phoenix derives from the Middle English word phenix, itself from the Old English Fenix, which was borrowed from Medieval Latin phenix, which is derived from Classic Latin Phoenix.

Medieval English longbows could fire an arrow more than yards and required so much strength that the skeletons of medieval archers can be identified by their enlarged left arms.

The family could then legally kill the murderer themselves. There are 40 moments in an hour. There was a religion in medieval Europe called Cathar.

It was a splinter of Christianity, and they held beliefs such as women and men being equal and homosexuality being tolerated. The origins of driving on the left side go back to Medieval England where Knights would ride their horses on the left side of the road so if they encountered an enemy their sword hand would be on the correct side, nearly all countries that drive on the left now were once English colonies.

Defenders had their swords on the outside wall, which meant more room to swing. It was custom to burn a barrel full of live cats over a bonfire as people shrieked with laughter while they were signed and roasted.

French Kings often witnessed it and even ceremoniously started the fire. The original word was never recorded, so it remains a mystery.


Leading to a mass killing of cats, causing the rat population to swell, quickening the spread of the Black Death. The Iron Maiden, a medieval torture device, never actually existed for that purpose. It was created by a museum curator when he added spikes to a female form sarcophagus.

The short average life expectancy in Medieval Britain 30 years was mainly due to high infant mortality. If you made it to age 21, you could expect to live an additional 43 years total age In the Medieval period, players considered it nobler to win by checkmate, so annihilation became a half win for a while until it was abandoned.1.

There is a medieval unit of measurement called “Butt” for wine. A butt load of wine is gallons. – Source 2. In the medieval period, it was common to have “2” sleeps per night. You would fall asleep for 4 to 5 hours, wake up for 2 hours or so and fall back to sleep for another 3 to.

The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period. The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages were a period of European history between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance. Learn more about the art, culture and history of the Middle Ages. The term medieval comes from Latin, meaning "middle age." It was originally spelled mediaeval and was first introduced into English in the 19th century, a time when there was heightened interest in the art, history, and thought of Middle Age Europe.

Medieval period

The High Middle Ages, or High Medieval Period, was the period of European history that commenced around and lasted until around The High Middle Ages were preceded by the Early Middle Ages and were followed by the Late Middle Ages, which by convention, ended around Key historical trends of the High Middle Ages include the rapidly increasing population of Europe, which .

The period of European history extending from about to – ce is traditionally known as the Middle Ages. The term was first used by 15th-century scholars to designate the period between their own time and the fall of the Western Roman A brief treatment of the Middle Ages follows.


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