Table of Contents

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Prescribed Subject 1

The origins and rise of Islam c500-661

Islam: Empire of Faith
Secrets of the Koran

The Glories of Islamic Art
Science of Islam

Prescribed subject 2: The kingdom of Sicily 1130-1302

Higher Level with Mrs. Davison



The Plague

The Black Death

The Seventh Seal

The Plague Song

The History Channel UK Pint Size History - The Black Death

Medieval Health Care

Christina: A Medieval Life

Peasant Revolt

The Great Rising of 1381


Monarchies of England and France 1066-1223

Medieval Monarchs



Anglo-Saxon England

The Normans

Normans in England (videos)

The Normans - The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings

The Bayeux Tapestry

Family Trees:

Rollo to William

Robert to Edward III

Lancaster and York

Landcaster and York


Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings



Thomas Asbridge's "Crusades"

The Crusades

The History Channel UK Pint Size History - The Crusades

The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross

Terry Jones' Crusades

The Seventh Seal

A Crusades play list from YouTube
A complete list of films made about stories from the Crusades is here, with links out to their IMDb page.

Crusader States

Islam: Empire of Faith

General Art and Culture

Were the Middle Ages Dark?

John Green teaches you about the so-called Dark Ages, which it turns out weren't as uniformly dark as you may have been led to believe. While Europe was indeed having some issues, many other parts of the world were thriving and relatively enlightened. John covers European Feudalism, the cultural blossoming of the Islamic world, and the scientific and artistic advances in China, all during these "Dark Ages." Along the way, John will raise questions about the validity of Europe's status as a continent, reveal the best and worst years of his life, and frankly state that science and religion were once able to coexist.

Architecture Cathedrals

Canterbury Tales


Glass Blowing

Inside the Medieval Mind

The Worst Jobs in History

Archaeology (The Hungate site in York, 10th century)

Cooking in the 1390's


The Western Tradition

The Domesday Book

Medieval Manuscripts

Preserving Ancient Christian Texts

Art through time/History and memory

Watch this streaming video from Annenberg Media
"Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history—both past and future. Periodically, individuals, groups, and societies have also drawn on or appropriated artistic forms of the past to make statements in and about the present. Art can commemorate existence, achievements, and failures, and it can be used to record and create communal as well as personal memories." The Bayeaux Tapestry is described about half way through the video.

The Medieval Calendar

Published on Aug 22, 2012

The medieval calendar served as a map of the Church year. While following the method of the Roman calendar in determining dates, it also listed saints' days and other religious feasts and recorded the phases of the moon. Many calendars also featured related illustrations of saints, feasts, monthly labors, leisure activities, and signs of the zodiac.

General Historical Background

The Story of Medieval England

Historic Royal Palaces (Britain)

Britain AD


Medieval Lives

Christina: A Medieval Life

The Saint and the Hanged Man

History of Britain

The Name of the Rose

Cambridge Ideas - Seven Ages of the Body

Columbia University - History of the World through 1500

Swiss History

Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death