News: British Museum new Medieval Gallery opening 25 March 2009; Moctezuma exhibition in the autumn

a.k.a. “Europe AD 1050-1500 (Room 40)

The Chaucer astrolabe, c. 1326

The Chaucer astrolabe, c. 1326

Stretching from around the eleventh century to the period of Renaissance and Reformation in the sixteenth century, the late Medieval period (also known as the late Middle Ages) was a time of notable human achievement in Western Europe and the Byzantine world of Eastern Europe. This included the formation of new nations, expansion of trade, creation of magnificent churches and new developments in philosophy and theology.

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