Welcome to Medieval Britain. On this website, you will find information about medieval activities, Kings, Queens, weapons, castles, and medieval towns in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, as well as deep dives into medieval clothing, cooking, and several activities people enojyed in the Middle Ages.

Explore everything a medieval knight needed to train and battle.

Find out about the most popular (and rarest!) medieval jobs. 

See all the medieval buildings you can visit today and their history.

Learn more about the things people enjoyed doing in the Middle Ages.

Try recipes from the Middle Ages and prepare a true majestic feast.

Journey through the sights, sounds, and stories of the Middle Ages and discover the daily routines, customs, and traditions of medieval society. Here are the latest articles for history enthusiast or anyone curious about life in the past!

Weapons in the Middle Ages were frequently used by knights, soldiers, and commoners for warfare, hunting, and personal protection.  Some standard medieval weapons include swords, knives, and hammers. In this section, you’ll find more details about these, as well as detailed articles about medieval defence and siege engines like ballistas, siege towers, and battering rams.  

People in the Middle Ages had a variety of professions, many of which continue today – and others that have, for good or bad, disappeared in time. In this section, you will find details about the most popular medieval jobs and what life was like for those doing them. 

Trace the rise and fall of mighty dynasties that wielded power and influence across the medieval landscape. From the House of Wessex and the House of Normandy to the Plantagenets, follow the fortunes of these illustrious families and their members as they navigated the tumultuous currents of medieval politics and warfare.

of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Medieval castles were fortified structures that varied greatly in design, size, and layout based on their location, function, and the resources available to build them. Most usually consisted of a central keep or tower surrounded by walls, buildings, and defensive structures. Many medieval castles had a moat or ditch surrounding them, often filled with water or other obstacles such as spikes or stakes.

Books About Medieval Britain

Are you looking for reading material about medieval times? Here, I’ve selected some of my favourite books that cover what life was like for people in the Middle Ages. I tried to include a little bit of everything, so you’ll see materials covering medieval architecture, history, clothing, medieval weapons, and many other topics.