Medieval 1066-1485

The Medieval period (or Middle Ages) began in England with the invasion of the Normans and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror at the battle of Hastings. It ends with the defeat of King Richard III by Henry Tudor.

The Tudor historical period began in 1485.

The Battle of Hastings

The animated 'Bayeux Tapestry'



The Domesday Book

An overview of the Middle Ages courtesy of the BBC is available here.

Some more links about life in the Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages

Life in a Medieval Castle

The Lifestyle of Medieval Peasants

Feudal Life

The Middle Ages for Kids


Look at real Medieval Texts thanks to the British Library's 'Virtual Books'

The Luttrell Psalter

Medieval Bestiary

The Sherborne Missal

The Genealogical Chronicle of the English Kings