period: Late Medieval characters

Various Late Medieval characters

This sub-section covers the the period of European history from 1200 to 1400 CE. In Europe generally this was the age of the Hundred Years’ War; the Reconquista; the fall of Outremer; the Papal schisms; the Black Death; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Marco Polo, Genghis Khan, Dante and Chaucer; and the beginning of the Italian Renaissance.

In Britain this encompassed: king John and the Magna Carta; the conquest of Wales; the recognition of Scottish independence; and the Peasants’ Revolt.

The movies

Ironclad (2011): Coming soon …

The Reckoning (2003): Coming soon …

The Black Shield of Falworth (1954): Myles and his sister Meg (Barbara Rush) are the heirs to Falworth but have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of who their father really was. But at Macworth castle. Myles finds love, makes friends and enemies, learns to be a knight, and with the help of his friend, Prince Hal, regains his true birthright – the right to bear the black shield of Falworth. Bud Westmore was the makeup artist.