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Lasting for 1000 years, the Medieval period (or Middle Ages) began a story of change, progress, setback and consolidation, with England emerging as a wealthy and stable country, many of whose essential features were to remain unchanged until the Industrial Revolution.

Much can be learnt from the many facets of medieval England and Europe, including everyday life, warfare and chivalry, religion and learning, agriculture and economic developments, the machinery of government, and the administration of justice. From the Magna Carta to the rule of Richard III, this is British history at its best.

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