In the Middle Ages, cathedrals and convents burned like tinder; imagining a medieval story without a fire is like imagining a World War II movie in the Pacific without a fighter plane shot down in flames.
There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.
Spirituality can go hand-in-hand with ruthless single-mindedness when the individual is convinced his cause is just
The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
During the Middle Ages, Jews were members of a semi-independent polity within a larger polity.