Middle Ages

Library Catalogue

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online


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World Book Online 


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Ebsco Host


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Medieval Websites General

Medieval World in Britian

Medieval Chronicles

Medieval Internet Sourcebook

Wickamstow Village

What was it really like in the middle ages (Click on the Enter flag to see content)

Ravensgard Medieval Website

Medieval Occupations and Trades

BBC Middle Ages

The Middle Ages Net

The Baldwin Project: When Knights were Bold

Church Interiors Game

Medieval Artifacts in Museums

Search within the following sites at this Custom Search Engine for Medieval Artifacts

History Museum of Canada  

Scroll down to "The Exhibition in Pictures"

British Museum  

You can browse in 3D

Musee de Cluny L

ots to see but it is in French. You'll need Google Translate!

Museum of London C

lick on the blue i to see more information

Cleveland Museum of Art 

Scroll down to see the artifacts. Click on the image to see more info and various views.

Museum of Cultural History 3

D Tour

Waterford Treasures 

3D Tour (More Information here: http://www.waterfordtreasures.com/medieval-museum/whats-inside/the-great-charter-roll-of-waterford

Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline 

Click on the time period you want to look at. Click on the place in the list, then click "Read Chronology" to see artifacts.

Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum 

Click on the pictures to see more artifacts under that heading

Ashmolean Museum 

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Art Institute Chicago Arms, Armour, Medieval and Renaissance 

Check the dates to make sure the artifact is within the right time period

British Museum Middle Ages Artifacts 

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Victoria and Albert Museum Medieval Collection  Medieval Search Results 

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Google Arts and Culture  

This treasure trove is searchable, and you can enjoy virtually walking around the museums (even better if you own a virtual reality viewer.

Medieval Monasteries

Cistercian Maulbronn Monastery  Baden-Wirttemberg (Germany)

Medieval Monastery Map 

Medieval Monasteries  Info about monasteries

Life in a Medieval Monastery

Monastic Picture Gallery  Slide Show


Layout of a Medieval Monastery

Monastic Workers

A List of Abbeys with Links

Floor Plan of a Monastery (click image to expand)

2D and 3D Models of a Monastery

Floor Plan and Description of a Monastery

Abbey Article from the Catholic Encyclopedia


List and pictures of British Abbeys

Medieval Farm





Castle Defense


Label the Castle Game


Rooms in the Castle


Medieval Manor




The Manor System: https://www.boundless.com/world-history/textbooks/boundless-world-history-textbook/the-middle-ages-in-europe-9/medieval-life-344/the-manor-system-172-13240/


Medieval Housing http://www.medievalchronicles.com/medieval-life/medieval-houses/


Life on a Manor: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=tappan&book=bold&story=manor

Medieval Manors and Their Records: http://www.buildinghistory.org/manors.shtml

People of the Middle Ages


Medieval Technology


Medieval Maps

Click on the time period on the Left Side of the page.


Videos: Life in the Medieval Ages

The Nobel: https://youtu.be/o3YS2IVMXPE

The Merchant: https://youtu.be/LckRnwWNruY

The Serf: https://youtu.be/iu1JeIo1d_Y

The Knight: https://youtu.be/9IQ3iovJ7Aw

The Doctor: https://youtu.be/90zJZuwHnwY

The Monk: https://youtu.be/S10fW4uWAlw

Cathedral: https://youtu.be/MZpOd2pHiI0

Medieval Medicine: https://youtu.be/fuEuaSmDOec

Chronicle - Medieval History Documentaries : https://www.youtube.com/@ChronicleMedieval

Primary Resources

Eyewitness to History: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/mefrm.htm

Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/sbook2.asp

Use the Topics on the Left side Column to take you where you need to go.

British History Online Primary Sources: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue/primary-sources

Use the Period column on the right side to find your correct era.

The Labyrinth Resources for Medieval Studies: https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/

Scroll down the page to get links to many primary resources, arranged by topic.

Epistolæ: Medieval Women's Letters: https://epistolae.ctl.columbia.edu/

Epistolæ is a collection of medieval Latin letters to and from women. The letters collected here date from the 4th to the 13th centuries, and they are presented in their original Latin as well as in English translation. The letters are organized by the name and biography of the women writers or recipients. Biographical sketches of the women, descriptions of the subject matter of the letters, and the historical context of the correspondence are included where available.

Avalon Project - Primary documents in law, history and diplomacy: https://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/medieval.asp

Medieval Documents : 400 - 1399.

Medieval Manuscripts: https://manuscrits-france-angleterre.org/polonsky/en/content/accueil-en?mode=desktop

Explore 800 Medieval Manuscripts of France and England, searching by Theme, Author, Place, and Century.

De Re Militari the Society for Medieval Military History: https://deremilitari.org/primary-sources/

Warfare and the Crusades

English Medieval Legal Documents Database: https://lawlibguides.usc.edu/emld

English Medieval Legal Documents Database.

Florilegium Urbanum: http://users.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/florilegium/flor00.html

The aim of Florilegium Urbanum is to provide a considered selection of primary source texts illustrative of various aspects of medieval urban life, and to present those texts in modern English. The texts have been translated from the original Latin or Anglo-Norman French, or converted from Middle English; the language of the original is indicated in the header for each document. 

Medieval Travel Writing: https://www.medievaltravel.amdigital.co.uk/

This collection presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period.  The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. It is an indispensable source for scholars of medieval travel, geography, exploration, trade, literature and medieval postcolonial studies.

British Library Illuminated Manuscripts: https://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/tours.asp

Virtual exhibitions: Choose an illustrated guide to various aspects of the collection.

The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music: https://www.diamm.ac.uk/

DIAMM is a leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts. We present images and metadata for thousands of manuscripts on this website. We also provide a home for scholarly resources and editions, undertake digital restoration of damaged manuscripts and documents, publish high-quality facsimiles, and offer our expertise as consultants.

Manuscripts Online: https://www.manuscriptsonline.org/

Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers. Search by timeline.

Silk Road Narratives: http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/texts/texts.html

Part of our Silk Road Seattle Project is to make available interesting historical sources which may be used in teaching and learning about the Silk Road. Here is an initial list of links to texts which have been digitized and posted on the web already. Sorted by date in the left side column.

Monastic Matrix: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/monasticmatrix/cartularium/browse

A scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 CE

Medieval History Texts in Translation: https://ims.leeds.ac.uk/archives/translations/

This section includes a selection of medieval primary texts, translated into English by Graham A. Loud (Professor of Medieval History, University of Leeds). Almost all of the texts selected and edited for this project appear in English translation for the first time.

Global Middle Ages: http://globalmiddleages.org/projects

Welcome to the Global Middle Ages Project—G-MAP—an ambitious effort by an international collaboration of scholars to see the world whole, c. 500 to 1500 CE, to deliver the stories of lives, objects, and actions in dynamic relationship and change across deep time.

Medieval Medicine: http://digilander.libero.it/camdic/MEDIEVAL%20MEDICINE.htm

UCLA Index of Medieval Medical Images: http://digital.library.ucla.edu/immi/ 

The MacKinney Collection of Medieval Medical Illustrations: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/mackinney/about.htm

Medieval Spanish sources: http://libro.uca.edu/title.htm 

A truly remarkable collection of primary and secondary sources in pdf format.

Baha ad-Din’s Life of Saladin: http://archive.org/details/libraryofpalesti13paleuoft

Thomas Gray’s Scalacronica: http://archive.org/details/scalacronica00unkngoog

Icelandic Saga Database:  http://sagadb.org/

Historical European Martial Arts Coalition: https://www.hemac.org/

The available sources for these arts date from around 1300AD onwards (we may yet discover earlier ones), covering both armed and unarmed combat.  They cover the techniques of dueling, self-defence and combat skills for war, with a wide variety of weapons, in armour or civilian clothes. 

Schola Gladiatoria Forum: http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=25

Online fencing and martial arts treatises.

Medieval Manuscripts on the Web: https://sianechard.ca/web-pages/medieval-manuscripts-on-the-web/

Offers quick access to various digitization projects on the web.

Letter of Crusaders: https://history.hanover.edu/project.php#medieval

From the Hanover Historical Texts Collection.