The War of the Century.
To understand the Hundred Years war we must understand what led up to it. More than four centuries before the first casualty fell, in 911, Charles the Simple of the Carolingian dynasty granted Rollo, a Viking, a large section
Manorialism and Feudalism
In medieval Europe, the agrarian society was defined by manorialism. With innovations such as the advent of the three-field rotation system and the steel-tipped plow, farming in the middle-ages became more advantageous and
The Battle Behind the Axe.
The Vikings, or Norsemen, of Scandinavia, were the dominant sea power in Europe from about A.D. 800 to 1150, exploring the coastlines of Europe, the British Isles, and North Africa. Their technologically advanced longships
For the Holy Land and For the Savior!
By year 1095, the whole of Europe had seen the days of the barbarian invasions and the fall of the Roman empire. This was a new Europe, it wasn't just out of the fires but it was still hot and impressionable. By
The Cluniac Reform and Investiture Crisis
After the Roman empire fell, the whole of Europe became entangled in a grandiose latticework of property claims by an endless collection of lords from all over. It was sort of exponential in the fact that wh
Gawan goes to Logrois. He meets a woman helping an injured knight. The knight had been fighting Lischois Gwelljus and was injured. Gawan proceeds to Logrois. He meets Duchess Orgeluse de Logrois. He is infatuated by her