Mysteries, knights and kings in medieval England


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Mysteries, knights and kings in medieval England

  1. 1. Mysteries, knights and kings in medieval England Sir Emir Čelebid
  2. 2. Middle Ages The Middle Ages, or Medieval Times, in Europe was a long period of history from 500 AD to 1500 AD. That's 1000 years! It covers the time from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Empire.
  3. 3. Medieval England The Saxons were a people from north Germany who migrated to the island of Britain around the 5th century.
  4. 4. Medieval England There were actually three main peoples: the Saxons, the Angles and the Jutes. After these people moved to Britain they became known as the Anglo-Saxons. Eventually the name "Angles" became the "English" and their land became known as England.
  5. 5. Medieval England
  6. 6. Kings and mysteries At the end of the 5th century, Britain came under the leadership of a man named Arthur.
  7. 7. Kings and mysteries He was a real man but very little is known about him. There are lots of legends told about Arthur and his followers.
  8. 8. Kings and mysteries His followers were known as the 'Knights of the Round Table'.
  9. 9. Kings and mysteries One of the most famous knights was knight Lancelot. He was Arthur’s best friend and he lived with Arthur and other knights in castle called “Camelot”
  10. 10. Kings and mysteries
  11. 11. Kings King John was an English king. He was not a very pleasant person. He told lies. He put innocent people in prison so that he could steal their belongings. He put a poor man in prison once just so he could steal the man's horse and cart.
  12. 12. Kings He was a big liar so nobles were furious. Armed and ready, they gathered a huge force of nobles at the town of Runnymede. They brought the king there. The archbishop read aloud to the king from a parchment he held, a parchment called the Magna Carta, the Great Charter.
  13. 13. Kings Richard the Lionheart was a son of Henry II. He was a leader in Third Crusade, also known as “Crusade of Kings”. He was one of the bravest and kings in history
  14. 14. Kinghts There were three main types of soldiers during the Middle Ages: foot soldiers, archers, and knights. The knights were heavily armored soldiers who rode on horseback. Only the wealthiest nobles could afford to be a knight. They needed very expensive armor, weapons, and a powerful war horse.
  15. 15. There were two ways that a Kinghts man could become a knight during the Middle Ages. Earning the right in battlefield. If a soldier fought bravely he may be awarded knighthood by the king. The second way was to become an apprentice to a knight and earn the title through hard work and training.
  16. 16. Kinghts Tournaments were pretend battles between groups of knights. When a town or area would have a tournament they would invite knights from other areas. Typically the local knights fought against the knights from outside the area.
  17. 17. Kinghts