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Medieval Europe: Warfare

Year 8 History: Europe and the Mediterranean world | Medieval Europe (c.590 – c.1500) ACDSEH008 | VCHHK116, VCHHK117, VCHHK118, VCHHK119, VCHHK1120

Source: Crossbows and cannons used during a siege of a medieval castle. (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2020)

Level 1Traditionally the Middle Ages is seen as the period in Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire in the west in 476, and the fall of Constantinople in the east in 1453, together with the discovery of the Americas by Europeans in 1492, and the start of the Protestant Reformation in 1517.

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General Capabilities

Enduring Understandings
  • Students will come to understand the concepts of continuity and change as they relate to the European Middle Ages.
  • They will understand the continuities involved in the fuedal system and the impact of major events and developments such as the crusades and the rise of cities.
Essential Questions
  • How did societies change from the end of the ancient world to the beginning of the modern era?
  • How were societies in medieval Europe organised?
  • How and why did societies in medieval Europe change?
  • What developments influenced life in medieval Europe?

Medieval Europe | Warfare: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from the Oxford Dictionary online. Definitions from other sources are marked with a #.

Bailey, Castle, Catapult, Crusade, Feudalism, Knights, Monarchy, Motte, Outremer, Trebuchets

Medieval Europe | Warfare: Articles

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Medieval Europe | Warfare: eBooks

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Medieval Europe | Warfare: Videos

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"Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back as they learn how to build a medieval castle using the tools, techniques and materials available in the 13th century." (Timeline, 2018)

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In text reference / citation: Timeline (2018) or (Timeline, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Timeline (2018). Secrets of the Castle: Why Build A Castle? | Episode 1, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ydoRAbpWfCU

"Ruth, Peter and Tom look at the ingenious features medieval castle-builders came up with to withstand attack from an ever more formidable array of siege engines." (Timeline, 2018)

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When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Timeline (2018) or (Timeline, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Timeline (2018). Secrets of the Castle: Defending The Castle | Episode 2, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_VHgw6epe14

"The First Crusade was one of the most extraordinary, bloody and significant episodes in medieval history. It began with an appeal for aid from the Christian Byzantine Empire, threatened by the rising power of the Muslim Seljuk Turks. But when Pope Urban II preached a sermon at Clermont in 1095, the result was unlike anything ever seen before. The Pope offered spiritual salvation to those willing to go east to aid their fellow Christians in a holy war, and help liberate Jerusalem from Muslim rule. Knights and peasants alike signed up in their thousands, leading to the disastrous People's, or Peasants', Crusade, then to a much more organised and powerful Princes' Crusade."(Epic History TV, 2017)

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In text reference / citation: Epic History TV (2017) or (Epic History TV, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: Epic History TV (2017). First Crusade Part 1 of 2, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ydVFqpbIIwA

"Part 2 of Epic History TV's story of the First Crusade continues with the Siege of Antioch. The Crusaders endure immense hardships outside the city walls, but finally take Antioch thanks to a ruse by Bohemond of Taranto. Against the odds, and inspired by their recent discovery of a relic believed to be the 'Holy Lance', the Crusaders then defeat the Seljuk army of Kur Burgha. After disagreements within the Crusader camp, the army finally moves on to Jerusalem in the spring of 1099. During a full-scale assault of the city walls, Godfrey of Bouillon's troops gain a foothold in the defences, and Crusader troops pour into the city. A bloodbath follows. Victory results in the creation of four Crusader states, but their existence is precarious, surrounded by hostile Muslim powers, who will one day return with a vengeance."(Epic History TV, 2017)

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When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Epic History TV (2017) or (Epic History TV, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: Epic History TV (2017). First Crusade Part 2 of 2, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/v_8NtmecHMA

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