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Feudalism | The Manor |
Conqueror | Manor Officials |Domesday Book |
Serfs| Middle English |Bakers
and Brewers | Women's Roles |
Millers and Carpenters | Blacksmiths |
Religion and Feudalism
Post Carolignian European Order: Great overview / handout from Indiana University.
Britain Express: A good basic overview of the system.
End of Europe's Middle Ages: GREAT information beneath the glossary.
Feudal System, an Overview: An in-depth, advanced article with excellent info.
Mr. Dowling's feudalism Page: Nice, easy-to-follow overview.
Fact Monster: Another site with some good basics.
The Middle Ages: Feudal Life Sections on daily life, and an overview.
of Feudalism: A more advanced lecture, detailing feudalism's roots
and the ideas of homage and fealty
Feudalism and Manorialism: A semi-advanced book excerpt that gives a solid history of the system..
Feudalism vs Manorialism: A downloadable .pdf file, this is a solid article.
Feudalism and Knights: This helps explain how feudalism supports a military.
William and Norman Feudalism
The Battle of Hastings:1066 - Great interactive timeline on the battle and its impacts.
Time Ref.com's Medieval
Episodes has some terrific information on Anglo Saxons right through
to William - worth a look!
The Norman Conquest - the Impact: A short article explaining the invasion's impacts.
Orb.net has a solid article about William, why he came to UK, and
the invasion as a whole...
also has this tutorial on the conquest - some very good info - note that
each response has its own author!
gives some good information on William and the Battle of Hastings...
BBC's Interactive Timeline: This tracks all of British history - focus on Hastings and beyond...
the ancient section is good for Anglo Saxons...
Norman Social Organization: This article shows how William maintained control through the feudal heirarchy.
English History: Norman Feudalism
A semi-advanced article from Britannica, 1911.
Head to page 475.
Feudalism and the Monarchy: From a college class, a great overview of the Norman system.
William the Conqueror: A googlebook, this is an advanced, in-depth analysis.
Resistance details some of the problems William encountered after
History 151 Course Handouts: From the University of Hawaii, these are EXCELLENT resources!.
Norman Domesday Book
Octavia Net: A good overview of the book.
The Domesday Book Online: England's official site for the book - a great resource.
British National Archives: Another solid site from the British government.
History Learningsite: A decent introductory article.
William's effects on English: From Everything2, a couple good entries
Anglo-Norman Language - This Wiki article is a bit advanced, but
details the history of our language and its use.
The effect of 1066 on the English language: Solid, somewhat advanced article about how our language changed.
The Roots of English: A game by the BBC, that shows where words come from.
Bread and Beer: From Aberdeen, a good overview of the roles in their town
The Flower of Wheat: An excellent article on the importance of bread.
Brick and Hearth Ovens: Some very good sites on the baker's main tool.
Medieval Food: Another good article that shows the importance of bread.
Bread and Butter in the Medieval Household: Lots of info on bakers and types of bread.
European Cooking from Rome to Renaissance: Lots of info the manor kitchen.
Baking Process During the 1840s: Scroll down for details on Medieval bread making.
Recreating Medieval English Ales: Very detailed and informative.
Ales and Beers: A discussion thread and documented commentary
Early Medieval Brewing: How-to, plus a good explanation of its importance.
Dietary Requirements of a Medieval Peasant: Interesting read - shows how much a peasant would need to eat for his work...
Food in Medieval Times: Read the chapter on Britain - very informative.
Village Roles: Blacksmiths
The Village Smithy: This Disney short does a nice job showing the smith (note: this is on Youtube).
This downloadable pdf by a senior at Mass.
Math and Sci Academy is very well done - blacksmithing!
Medieval Blacksmiths: A basic overview.
Medieval Iron and Steel: This article explains their importance in the era.
Medieval Blacksmiths at the Prague Castle: This home video shows a blacksmith at work.
English Medieval Industries: A complete ebook, with information on many of the trades.
Great General Sites
History Learning Site… A
ton of links, easy to follow
Great feudalism overview
Libguides: The Middle Ages
has some great resources - the videos are on youtube and may be blocked
Kidipede: The Middle Ages: An easy to follow encyclopedia for kids
Medieval People: Basic job descriptions
Medieval Glossary Definitions for a number of terms
History on the Net: Medieval Life- Overview aimed at students
The Middle Ages – tons of links on a ton of topics
Carta Presents the history of this important document
Medieval Prices wonder what something cost? Go here...
The Manor and Manorialism
Introduction to the Middle Ages: Some good basics, with some comprehension questions.
HistoryWorld: The Manorial System: Solid site, with a lot of information about how the manor supports the military.
Spiritus Temporis: Written at the high school level, this offers an overview and history.
History 151 Course Handouts: From Norton, this is a map of a manor from 1200 CE.
Medieval Economics: Several good articles - the one on feudalism and manorialism is worth reading..
Payment of Merchet: A primary source, with an explanation for this tax.
Medieval Manors and Their Records A good overview, with a number of links.
Conisbrough Court Rolls: Life on a specific manor - very good.
AngliaCampus: Great site, from feudalism to specific roles on the manor.
Steward and Reeve: A very informative primary source
Officers and Servants of the Manor: A very good overview of key jobs.
Rural Society: Set up as a Q and A, this site covers some good information.
What Did Chaucer Know? Scroll down to LANDOWNERS for information on Bailiffs
Medieval Life: Squires, Maidens, and Peasants Some good information on bailiffs and peasants.
Village Roles: Serfs
Village Roles: A very good overview of the heirarchy on the manor.
Medieval Occupations: This site has no credited author, but it gives a decent overview.
Medieval Sourcebook: Alwalton Manor A primary source, with details on what cotters and serfs owned.
Dialogue between Master and Disciple: A primary source, describing the roles of the farmer and shepherd.
Spartacus.net: Farm Tools: Easy to read, good overview of tools essential to the serf.
Shepherds Budgets: Many images of the medieval shepherd and his tools.
A Dispute over Corvee In this primary source, a serf complains about unfair treatment
Dominion and Domination: An excellent site by a femininst medieval scholar!
Medieval Noble Lady and the Peasant Woman: A solid article on their lives.
Medieval Women: An easy-to-follow overview.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Women's History: Aside from the title, this online book has excellent information.
General Conditions During the Dark Ages: An older googlebook (1916), this does have some decent information
Women in the Days of Feudalism: This is from 1896 - don't expect feminist theory, but it has some good stuff.
Village Roles: Millers and Carpenters
Blood and Sawdust: Contains a good pdf on Medieval carpenter tools
Motive Power: Mills and their impacts.
Classical Milling Illustrations: Excellent details on how the water mill worked.
Waterhistory.org: Another great site for seeing how mills worked
The Otterton Mill: A great site maintained by a working mill
Role of Religion
Great Chain of Being: While this focuses on the Renaissance, it gives some very goo information.
Origins of Feudalism: This word doc does a nice job connecting religion and feudalism.