Middle Ages

The Lands of Legend* are, broadly speaking, a real-world medieval analogue with added fantasy elements. To aid in the analysis of the Lands of Legend*, this page is intended as a quick-reference to its real-world equivalent.

Judgement Day

The cultural impact on Christianity of the passing of the first millenium is considered in detail on the Apocalypse 1000 AD page.

Western Martial Arts

The True Arte of Defence is a comprehensive examination of martial combat within western civilisation.

European Cartography

The following diagram is a geo-political map of medieval europe, circa 998 AD.

Medieval Europe 998AD

The following diagram is a geo-political map of medieval europe, circa 1092 AD.

Medieval Europe 1092AD

The following diagram is a geo-political map of medieval europe, circa 1190 AD. During the 98 years between 1092 AD and 1190 AD, the first three major crusades occurred; the First Crusade (1095-1099 AD), the Second Crusade (1147-1149 AD), and the Third Crusade (1187-1192 AD).

Medieval Europe 1190AD

Nations
-Almohad Empire
AragonKingdom of Aragon
Aragon & NavarreKingdom of Aragon & Navarre
-Armenia
Badajoz Emirate of Badajoz
Barcelona County of Barcelona
Britanny Duchy of Britanny
Burgundy Kingdom of Burgundy
- Byzantine Empire
Denmark Kingdom of Denmark
England Kingdom of England
Fatimid Fatimid Caliphate
France Kingdom of France
- Georgia
Hungary Duchy of Hungary / Kingdom of Hungary
- Holy Roman Empire
Kiev Great Principality of Kiev
Khazar Khazar Khanate
Leon Kingdom of Leon
Leon & Castille Kingdom of Leon & Castille
Lombard Lombard Principalities
- Kingdom of Navarre
Norway Kingdom of Norway
Normandy Duchy of Normandy
Orkney Earldom of Orkney
- Pisa
Poland Principality of Poland
Polotsk Principality of Polotsk
PortugalKingdom of Portugal
- Murabit Emirate
Novgorod Principality of Novgorod
- Principality of Russia
- Saragossa
Serbia Principality of Serbia
- Scotland
- Seljuk Sultanate
SicilyKingdom of Sicily
Smolensk Principality of Smolensk
Suzdal Principality of Suzdal
Sweden Kingdom of Sweden
Tmu. Tmutorokan
- Umayyad Caliphate
- Venice
Vladimir Principality of Vladimir
Vladimir & HaliczPrincipalities of Vladimir & Halicz
West Bulgarian West Bulgarian Empire

Tribes
Alans
Apulia
Bulgarians
Croats
Cumans
Estes
Goths
Irish
Livonians
Magyar Tribes
Patzinaks
Pomeranians
Salerno
Serbs
Sicily
Welsh

Links to Information on Middle Ages England (Albion) (External Links)


Castles (General)
Castles (Motte & Bailey)
Castles (Stone Keep)
Castles (Concentric)
Castles (Features)
Castles (Defending)
Feudalism
Feudal Services
Heraldry
Heraldry (of Towns)
Medieval Cathedrals
The Black Death
Farming
The Farming Year (adaptable for Dragon Warriors Calendar)
A Peasant's Life
Manor Houses
Medieval Names
Medieval Surnames
Food & Drink
Medieval Monasteries
Medieval Medicine
Medieval Towns
Medieval Guilds
Medieval Law & Order