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The Middle Ages

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Xianvieve Hulbert

on 12 February 2016

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The Middle Ages (5-15th Centuries AD)
Famous People
King Arthur-
good British ruler and fended off Saxon Invaders (5th century)
Joan of Arc-
nicknamed maid of Orleans, declared Heroin of France, play a big role in the hundred's year war
Pepin the Short-
famous for being one of the first Carolingians to become the King of France
Henry II-
Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaint, Count of Nates, King of England, Lord of Ireland
Hourglass (9th Century AD)
The hourglass was invented before the mechanical clock mostly for someone out in sea to be able to use time to determine their longitude. Before this people in sea didn't have a reliable concept of time.
Top 10 Inventions
Heavy Plow (5th Century AD)
Tidal Mills (7th Century AD)
Hourglass (9th Century AD)
Blast Furnace (12th Century AD)
Liquor (12th Century AD)
Eyeglasses (13th Century AD)
Mechanical Clock (13th Century AD)
Spinning Wheel (13th Century AD)
Quarantine (14th Century AD)
Printing Press (15th Century AD)
Major Events in the Middle Ages
- Black Death
-(1348-1350 AD)
- The Great Schism
-(1378-1417 AD)
- The Great Famine
-(1315-1317 AD)
- The Hundred Years War
-(1337 AD)
- Declaration of Magna Carta
-(1215 AD)
- Charles the Hammer and the Battle of the Tours
-(732 AD)
- The Fall of the Western Roman Empire
-(476 AD)
- Treaty of Verdun
-(843 AD)
- The Battle of Hastings
-(1066 AD)
Heavy Plow (5th Century AD)
The heavy plow allowed people to grow crops in soils too hard for hand digging and to greatly expand their fields. Before the heavy plow they would walk along with the plow and lift the plow blade so that it didn't get caught on rocks or roots.
Tidal Mills (7th Century AD)
Water mills were created to generate power to operate grinders and other machines. Before the water mill they did all the work by hand.
Mechanical Clock (13th Century AD)
Before the weight driven mechanical clocks (primarily used in clock towers) they determined the time of day by using a sundial.
Eyeglasses/ Spectacles (13th Century AD)
From Florence, Italy, convex lenses to help far-sighted people. Concave lenses fro near-sighted people weren't developed before the 15th century. Seneca, a Roman tragedian, is said to have used water filled glass globes to read books. This was as early as in 300 BC.
During the Middle Ages
In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. People use the phrase “Middle Ages” to describe Europe between the fall of Rome in 476 CE and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century. Many scholars call the era the “medieval period” instead; “Middle Ages,”.
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