Medieval History

Some Great Resources on Medieval History

Medieval-waterwheelI love Medieval history. If you have been following my blog, this is no great secret. But, thus far, I have only shared with you literature that treats the Middle Ages.

Below are listed two courses on the Middle Ages. Both are free courses found online at LearnersTV ( The professor is Sally N. Vaughn from the University of Houston, and the lectures seem to have been recorded in the early 2000s.

The Flowering of the Middle Ages – “Professor Sally Vaughn discusses about various aspects of the Middle Ages from the perspectives of different disciplines such as history, English, French, Spanish, philosophy, music, art history, engineering, architecture, and law…”

The VikingsProfessor Sally Vaughn discusses History, culture, and religion of Vikings from their Indo-European roots and migration to Scandinavia through their invasions of Europe, excursions to North America, and trade with the Byzantine and Muslim worlds, state-building and impact on world history…….”

I started watching these lectures last Monday, and they are very well done. There are a few primary sources that I have come across so far in these courses. I look forward to reading at least the first volume of The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy – probably not all 13!

Primary Sources

A Monk’s Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent

The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy (13 volumes!) by Orderic Vitalis


I thought to share because there are some great lectures online and works in the public domain concerning Medieval history.


6 thoughts on “Some Great Resources on Medieval History”

  1. Yes. The Flowering of the Middle Ages course is taught by a series of guest speakers who are experts in particular areas of the Middle Ages. I also like how art is included in the courses.

    1. My brother loves the shows but I want to read the books first. I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. But I hope to do so soon.

  2. I purchased the The Great Courses package of lectures on The Early Middle Ages, The High Middles Age, and the Late Middle Ages awhile back. I usually listen to them in the car on my way to work. They are really good lectures and each courses comes with an extensive bibliography, although it costs money.

    Thanks for the free resources!

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