Europe in the Post Classical period lays the foundation for the Europe that will come to dominate world affairs. If you are picking a period where Europe (and specifically Western Europe) is the least important in World History, this may be it. Medieval Europe refers to the time between the fall of Rome and the reemergence of Europe during the Early Modern Period around the 15th Century. Although not as important as Muslims, Mongols, or the Chinese in the period, it remains foundational to understand them in the next few periods into the 21st Century.

Europe in the Post Classical period lays the foundation for the Europe that will come to dominate world affairs. If you are picking a period where Europe (and specifically Western Europe) is the least important in World History, this may be it. Medieval Europe refers to the time between the fall of Rome and the reemergence of Europe during the Early Modern Period around the 15th Century. Although not as important as Muslims, Mongols, or the Chinese in the period, it remains foundational to understand them in the next few periods into the 21st Century.

Spread of the Black Death

CLIP ONE: The DARK AGES (from the History Channel)

CLIP TWO: The BATTLE OF HASTINGS 1066

CLIP THREE: St. CRISPIN's DAY SPEECH (from SHAKESPEARE's HENRY V) This is the basis both for the famous speech in the film Braveheart, and the title of the HBO series Band of Brothers.  They are preparing for the Battle of Agincourt in the 100 Years War.

CLIP FOUR: The BLACK DEATH

CLIP FIVE: CHARLEMAGNE

CLIP SIX: The HANSEATIC LEAGUE

CLIP SEVEN: HOLY HAND GRENADE of ANTIOCH

CLIP EIGHT: WITCHCRAFT

CLIP NINE: The MIDDLE AGES in 3.5 MINUTES

CLIP TEN: The MAGNA CARTA 

CLIP ELEVEN: The CRUSADES