- Claimants to the Throne Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words associated with the claimants to the throne following the death of Edward the Confessor. An ideal starter activity.
- Battle of Hastings Anagrams A selection of anagrams relating to the Battle of Hastings. An ideal starter activity.
- Battle of Hastings Anagrams Differentiated As above, but first letter of each word is included for pupils with SEN.
- 1066 Crossword A crossword with clues relating to the events of 1066.
- Feudalism Starter Activity A diagram of the feudal system from this website with simple questions. An ideal starter activity.
- Early Medieval Clothing An illustrated worksheet showing the clothing worn by noblemen and peasants in the early medieval period.
- Medieval Food An illustrated worksheet showing the types of food eaten by both rich and poor in the medieval period.
- Understanding Castles An illustrated worksheet giving information about the development of castles.
- Castles Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words associated with castles.
- Attacking Castles A table for pupils to complete with good and bad points of various methods of attack.
- Crusades Anagrams A selection of anagrams relating to the Crusades.
- Crusades Anagrams Differentiated As above but with the first letter of each word included.
- Kings of England Wordsearch A Wordsearch of the names of English Kings between 1066 and 1485.
- Medieval Church Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words relating to the Medieval church.
- Effects of Magna Carta A table for pupils to complete showing which feature benefited which group of people.
- Black Death Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words related to the Black Death.
While medieval European medicine was still mired in superstitions and the rigid Catholic teachings of the Church, the advent of Islam in the 7th century A.D. gave rise to impressive growth and discoveries in many scientific fields, especially medicine. Islamic scholars and doctors translated medical texts from all over the known world, including the Greeks and Romans, Persians and Indians. They not only gathered... Read More
From the 1st century A.D. to the late 19th century, one medical compound reigned supreme over all other remedies: theriac. First concocted by a Greek king worried about poisons, theriac went from being a general antidote to snake bites to an all around panacea, used to treat everything from asthma to warts, including the Black Plague. Famous doctors throughout this long history experimented with the drug and... Read More
If you think, as some do today, that many drugs used as medicines are potentially deadly, consider what people living in medieval times were prescribed as curative agents—from ground up corpses to toxic mercury to crocodile dung. The annals of medieval medical history are full of substances that make us cringe. Yet people believed in these cure-alls and willingly took them when prescribed by a doctor of the... Read More
The Neo-Assyrian Empire used earthen ramps, siege towers and battering rams in sieges; the Greeks and Alexander the Great created destructive new engines known as artillery to further their sieges, and the Romans used every technique to perfection. That is to say, the Romans were not inventors, but they were superb engineers and disciplined, tough soldiers who fought against great odds and won, repeatedly.... Read More
Demetrius I, King of Macedon, invented many siege engines including battering rams and siege towers. For the Siege of Rhodes, he created the Helepolis, the Taker of Cities, a huge armored siege tower containing many heavy catapults.
The island city of Rhodes maintained its neutrality among the warring nations of the time, although it remained friendly to Ptolemy I of Egypt, the enemy of Demetrius of... Read More