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Introduction



 


 

The period of history known as the Middle Ages lasted from
500 A.D. to 1500 A.D.  It started as the Dark
Ages, the tumultuous period of time that marked the fall of the Great
Roman Empire.  The once powerful empire that spread law, order and
language into the Western world could no longer control or defend the territories it
once conquered.  The barbarians from the North stormed their way across Great
Britain and Europe with artful savagery, thus ending the the period of classical Roman
culture and beginning the age of disorder.  From this turbulent time, the men and
women of the Middle Ages ,