Europe’s Middle Ages
Europe’s Middle Ages covered the span of 500 CE – 1500 CE, the part of history between the Classical, Medieval, and Modern periods.
Historians have referred to children in the Middle Ages as “little adults” and children at the time were routinely involved in conflict. The “rights of the child” are relatively contemporary, however, children continue to be recruited and trained at very young ages in a practice woven deep in the history of many cultures.
Sutton Hoo was a private estate in Suffolk until owner Edith Pretty encouraged digging, which led to remarkable historical findings of a king’s burial.
Who was King Raedwald? Recent finds, including the Sutton Hoo burial ship, shed light on the mysterious figure in the kingdom of East Anglia.