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Medieval Life 105 – Great Fairs

| March 30, 2011

Medieval Life 105 – Great Fairs Great Fairs in the Middle Ages Seasonal fairs, markets and festivals offered a much needed respite from the daily workload of the peasants and town dwellers. Fairs grew out of religious festivals which came from "holy days". Merchants would come from all over Europe to buy and sell during […]

Thomas Aquinas – Medieval Theologian, Philosopher and Teacher

| January 10, 2010

Thomas Aquinas – Doctor Angelicus Thomas Aquinas was an extremely influential thinker in the middle ages. His philosophy exerted enormous influence on Christian theology, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church and then extending to Western philosophy. In 1225,  he was born in Italy and when he was a young child he went to Monte […]

Medieval Lesson 105 – Jurat – Origin and Meaning of Word in Middle Ages

| November 27, 2009

Medieval Lesson 105 – Jurat Thy herte wilcumes thee back to the University of Camelot (U of C ).   My precious students come sit down upon thy wooden seat,  to satisfy thy thirst for this mead called knowledge. The more we do understand, the less we fear.   Let us now seek out the origin of […]

Staffordshire Hoard of Gold Hath Been Found from the Dark Ages

| September 29, 2009

One day in July, Terry Herbert, a metal-detecting enthusiast,  was searching in the fields of Staffordshire, England,  with his metal detector.   He came upon some gold and silver pieces buried in the ground.   Thus began the saga of the UK’s largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure,  consisting of 1,500 objects almost entirely of precious metal. Kevin […]

Medieval Life 101 – Christians and the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages Part 1

| November 27, 2007

Catholic Church   Medieval comes from the Latin “medium aevum”, which means “the middle ages.”    It was a time of kings and bishops, monks and pilgrims and knights and ladies.     If we look back we find that cities, universities, banking systems, entertainment, and medicine all had their roots in the Middle Ages.  The Catholic Church […]