British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, its aim is to support academic and personal users around the… Read More »British History Online
The Picts were a group of Late Iron Age and Early Mediaeval people living in what is now eastern and northern Scotland.There is an association with the distribution of brochs, place names beginning ‘Pit-‘, for instance Pitlochry, and Pictish stones. They are recorded from before the Roman conquest of Britain… Read More »The Picts
William of Malmesbury recounts the battle: The courageous leaders mutually prepared for battle, each according to his national custom. The English, as we have heard, passed the night without sleep, in drinking and singing, and in the morning proceeded without delay against the enemy. All on foot, armed with battle-axes, and… Read More »Today in Medieval History: The Battle of Hastings
Feudal Society: Vol 1: The Growth and Ties of Dependence by Marc Bloch Paperback: 324 pages Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (November 16, 1989) ISBN-10: 0415039169 Feudal Society by Marc Bloch is one of the definitive guides to the study of feudalism during the medieval period. The book’s main focus is… Read More »Review of Feudal Society Vol 1 by Marc Bloch
September 27, 1066 – The Norman army under William the Conqueror sets sail across the English Channel to invade England and overthrow King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.
Essential Norman Conquest is a website dedicated to the events surrounding the Norman invasion of England in 1066. The site has a timeline, 3D battlefield maps, interactive content, an encyclopedia, related reading, and resource links.
Secrets of the Norman Invasion by Nick Austin is an analysis that proves beyond all reasonable doubt that the Battle of Hastings could not have been fought at the traditional battle site, nor could the Normans have landed or camped at the town of Pevensey. This site used to be Nick’s… Read More »Secrets of the Norman Invasion
The Avalon Project is a collection of documents in history, law and diplomacy put together by Yale University. The collection spans from ancient history to modern day. Specifically, the medieval documents cover the period from 400-1400 AD. Of particular interest to me are the following: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Anglo-Saxon Law Laws of William the… Read More »The Avalon Project: Medieval Documents