Discover what life was like in medieval times

The medieval period was a turbulent time of war, famine and rapid population growth. Despite catastrophic events like the Black Death, the medieval period also witnessed economic growth and technological advancements.

FutureLearn’s medieval history courses will offer new insights into what life was like in the medieval period. You will explore how radical changes altered the lives of ordinary civilians and learn more about the major battles and discoveries of the time.

Study medieval history online and explore the interesting events and stories that have shaped the past. Whether you’re studying medieval history at university or have a budding passion for knights and noblemen, you can learn flexibly on short courses led by top tutors and historians.

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