Middle Ages

By Haley Hinton

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages was a very interesting age full of popes, kings, manors, churches, monarchs, crusades, the growth of city's, the Spanish Inquisition, and even the Black Death.


The Black Death

The Black Death was a horrible plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century. This disease was originally from central and Eastern Asia. The diseases was accidentally brought to Europe from unknowing traders. This plague killed thousands upon millions of people. It got so bad that they couldn't bury the body's anymore so they started to burn the body's.
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The crusade were a long series of wars between Christians and the Muslim in southwest Asia. They fought over the holy land because It was the land that Jesus lived, preached, and died.the first crusade was in 1096 through 1099. Only the first crusade was a success. There were many other crusades.

popes and kings

popes had more power that the king. Pope Gregory VIII excommunicated King Henry IV and he proved that the pope had more power that the king. The pope was the head of the church. Religion was very important in the middle ages so everyone looked up to the pope.


The social system in medieval Euope , and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.


Florence was the major city of trade. Trade opened a lot of paths for the people. Trade was very important to people all over


the peasants of medieval Europe were tied to their land and their lord through serfdom. The basic unit was the manor, a self-sufficient landed estate, or fief, under the control of a lord.