Illustration from the middle ages

Including events such as Magna Carta, the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and The Peasants’ Revolt, the medieval period is one of the most fascinating in history. The Middle Ages, which are said to have lasted from approximately the 5th to the 15th century, saw massive social and economic change, as well as significant developments in agriculture and medicine. Yet childbirth, famine and bad weather threatened the survival of ordinary people, and reminders of death were ever-present in life and art.

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