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A look at Christmas in the Medieval and Renaissance period
January: The Carolingians
Charlemagne and his legacy
Impact of the Carolingians on the later medieval period
February: Love, Relationships, & Marriage
Sex & Sexuality
Royal women, peasant women
The changing role of women in the Middle Ages – various countries, laws etc.
Women in medicine - midwives, healers
Witchcraft and the perception of women
Early medieval women vs women in the Later Middle Ages & Renaissance
Medieval Technological advances
On the threshold of the Renaissance – the move into a new era, and new technological advances
#TechnologicalFail – when technology goes wrong. Tales of technological blunders
Early medieval technology – the remnants of antiquity?
Early medieval fashion
Late medieval fashion and Sumptuary Laws – dressing to your station
What causes fashions to change and how long did fashions last in the medieval period?
Variations of high fashion on the continent
June: The Crusades
Crusaders: who were they?
Other Crusades: Baltic Crusades etc…
Stories from the Crusades, myths, legends, weird and wonderful tales.
The Other Side: Muslim and Jewish perspectives on the Crusades
The East-West Schism 1054
Byzantine art & culture
Byzantium at war
Daily life in the Byzantine Empire
Famous historical figures of Byzantium
August: Famine in the Middle Ages
The Great Famine 1315–1317
Famine in Venice 1518
Causes of famine & efforts to prevent it
September: The Military Orders
A look at their inception and role in the Crusades
The decline of the knightly orders
The fall of the Templars
Plague of 1348
Plague policies: quarantine, health regulations that were born the Black Death
Other plagues in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period
Plague in the East
Plague doctors, cures and medical treatises
What ended the plague?
November: Feudalism and the Manor House
The inner workings of the manor house
Reciprocal relationships: Lord, vassal and fief
Feudal variations in different countries
The decline of Feudalism
December: Medieval Communities
Guilds & lay communities
Convents: the religious life of medieval women
Outliers: flagellants and unusual religious groups