U.S. History Interactive Maps In this interactive, maps provide an overview of key themes in U.S. history, and are built on a series of bookmarks with markers highlighting events and people that illustrate the theme, along with map layers that provide additional information. Educators and students can customize maps by adding bookmarks, markers, and information and save them as their own.
edium aevum -- Medieval or The
Middle Ages. We think of knights in shining armor, lavish banquets,
wandering minstrels, kings, queens, bishops, monks, pilgrims,
and glorious pageantry.
In film and in literature, medieval life seems
heroic, entertaining, and romantic. In reality, life in the
Middle Ages, a period that extended from approximately the
fifth century to the fifteenth century in Western Europe,
was sometimes all these things, as well as harsh, uncertain,
and often dangerous.