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Tower of London – William the Conqueror

By |2017-07-31T10:36:04-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

White Tower of the Tower of London (built in the 1060s AD) After William conquered England in 1066 AD, he needed a castle to live in when he was in London. He needed a castle that would protect London from invaders. But it had to also be a castle that would protect him, William, from angry English people. They [...]

Conciergerie – Paris, France

By |2019-03-26T06:43:44-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Conciergerie: the king's castle in Paris (parts of it from the 1300 AD) What is the Conciergerie? The Conciergerie was the castle where the kings and queens of France lived when they were in Paris. (But it wasn't called that in the Middle Ages.) More about castles The rulers of France Medieval architecture All our [...]

Castle at Caen – William the Conqueror

By |2019-02-25T21:30:40-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Outer walls of Caen castle, Normandy, France What is Caen castle? This is the castle that William the Conqueror built before he left to conquer England, to defend his own territory in Normandy, in France. William the Conqueror More about castles Medieval architecture All our medieval Europe articles William built this castle around 1050 AD. That's about [...]

Byzantine Greece – medieval history

By |2019-07-17T17:50:24-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Byzantine Greece Byzantine Greece: Interior of Hagia Sophia After the collapse of the western part of the Roman Empire around 400 AD, the Romans continued to rule Greece , but now from their new capital at Constantinople. Roman Greece Fall of Rome Early Middle Ages All our ancient Greece articles The Romans weren't [...]

Hellenistic and Roman government in Greece

By |2019-08-08T23:08:47-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|

Hellenistic government: Philip of Macedon Philip of Macedon In the 300s BC, Philip of Macedon conquered Greece. He ruled all of Greece as the king. (In theory Philip was only leading a league of Greek city-states, the first among equals. But really he acted like a king). Athens and other Greek city-states still kept their local democracies or [...]

Design a medieval castle – Medieval Europe projects

By |2017-06-11T10:18:33-07:00June 11th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Castle of Vincennes, Paris (1300s AD) In the Middle Ages, many people lived inside castles like this one. You can study pictures of different kinds of medieval castles, and the excellent book on castles by David Macaulay (called Castle), and then try designing and building your own model castle (as a group). Check [...]