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Medieval Period EventsThe Medieval Period was a great time in the worlds history and it was thought of as times of great knights saving princesses from castles guarded by fire breathing dragons and major sword battles between big groups of people There are some events that define the Medieval Period Three of the events that defined the Medieval Period were the Black Death the Crusades and the Hundred Years WarWith regards to the Medieval Period the Black Death was a defining event during this period The Black Death was given to the disease called the bubonic plaque The Black Death was caused by infected fleas that were carried around town by rats The fleas would get on the townspeople and bite them infecting them with the disease The disease spread so fast because of how close the towns were to each other Since there were no medical doctors or facilities around at this time most people who had the disease died within three days Also the disposal of the unfortunate victims bodies contributed to spread of the disease The Black Death killed an estimated 15 million people within a two year span 1348-1350 After 1350 the Black Death terrorized England six more times before the end of the centuryAnother defining event in the Medieval Period was the Crusades The Crusades were a group of Holy Wars started by Christian states against Saracens Muslims The Crusades were made up of lower and upper classes There were a total of nine Crusades in this Period The first of the Crusades began in 1095 the armies of Christians from Europe acted upon the Popes plea to go to war against the Islamic nation in the Holy Land The first four Crusades were looked upon as the most important of the nine The Crusades were meant to release the Holy Land and seize
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