Castles - Plague - Witch Trials 

Updated June 2011

The Tower of London

Castles on the Web 
  Castle Tours will take you to several different castles including Windsor and even Buckingham Palace! "Castles of the World"
  Castles and Manor Houses around the World
GLOSSARY: Castle Terms 
GLOSSARY: Castle and Siege Terminology
GLOSSARY: Castle Terminology 
MAP: Castles in Wales
  Map of Windsor Castle
  Castle Architecture - Castle Floor Plans
Castle Learning Center - Britain 
Medieval Castles
  Castle Search: Links to castle pages from around the world.  
Life in a Medieval Castle
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Castles of Britain - British Castles - Castles, Palaces & Stately Homes of Britain - UK Historic Houses & Stately Homes, Royal Palaces Gardens and Castles - Royal Homes of Britain 
The Tower of London - History of the Tower of London - The Tower of London - History of the Tower of London - Tower of London - History for Kids! - Heads Off To The Tower Of London! - Tower of London - Tower of London -- Britain's Crown Jewels -- Virtual Tour
  Castles Abbeys and Medieval Buildings 
    Welcome to Hampton Court Palace - BBC - Hampton Court: The Lost Palace - Hampton Court Palace 
  The Castles of Wales
A Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle
  Castles of France 
  Homepage - Palace of Versailles - Versailles 
  Roads to Ruins, the Castles of Germany 
  Neuschwanstein - HomePage
Castles of Japan
Castles and Palaces of Poland 
  Grand Palaces and Castles of Russia - Castles of Russia - Castles of Russia - Palaces of Petersburg - Welcome Page 
   Castles with Ghosts 
     Castles on the Web: Castles for Kids
Ghosts in the Castle - For Kids - from 
Palaces and Great Homes
  Medieval Fortifications 
Castles on the Web: Travel and Accommodations - Royal Castles and Palaces
Castle Greetings - Castle related postcards! 
  Life in a Medieval Castle - Medieval Castle Life - Medieval History - Medieval Castle Life Two - Medieval History - Castles quiz

Did you know? The children
's nursery rhyme 'Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses' actually refers to the Black Death which killed about 30 million people in the fourteenth-century.  QUESTION ABOUT TITLE: 'Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses' is the original British title of the rhyme.  In the 19th century Americanized version, the title changed to 'Ring-Around-the-Rosie.'  The American version also uses the line "ashes, ashes, we all fall down," while the original British version uses the line, "a-tishoo, a-tishoo, we all fall down."  "A-tishoo" refers to the uncontrollable cough & sneezing that were symptoms of the pneumonic plague, the most deadly strain.  Both titles are correct and refer to the plague.  However, Urban Legends says all of the above is myth.  For an alternative view on the origins of "Ring-Around-the-Rosie/"Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses," check out the last link in this section on the plague. 
Satan Triumphant: The Black Death
  In the Wake of the Black Death
  The Black Death
The Great Plague devastates Constantinople 541 - 543 C.E. 
    The Black Death, 1348 - The Flagellants Attempt to Repel the Black Death, 1349
  The Black Plague - (1348-1350) 
  SECRETS OF THE DEAD . Mystery of the Black Death | PBS
  Transatlantic Traffic: Plague
  Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe 
Plague, Peste - Beyond the French Riviera 
  The Black Death in Derby(England) 
  The Black Death: Bubonic Plague
  Middle Ages: The Black Plague  
  The Plague: Will it Ever End
Area graph - monthly death rates - in England
Average monthly burials 1539-1640 - in England
The Pestilence Tyme 
Beyond the Pale: Jewish Expulsions and the Black Death
  The Black Death and the Medieval Family 
  The Great Famine and the Black Death 
  Medieval Macabre - includes imagery from the Black Death
  Urban Legends Reference Pages: Language (Ring Around the Rosie)
  MedievaL Sourcebook: Boccaccio: The Death
  A Journal of the Plague Year from Project Gutenberg - A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
  History of Plague - Plague Through the Ages
  Medical History --- Plagues and Epidemics - Plagues & Epidemics - BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Medieval and Renaissance medicine - The Medieval Miracles of Healing -- Medical Science - Disease in the 14th Century

Did you know? Eau de Cologne was originally marketed as a way of protecting yourself against the plague.

The Rise of Popular Heresies
   The Witching Hours: Medieval Through Enlightenment Period European Witch History 
  Medieval Sourcebook: Witchcraft Documents [15th Century]  
  Punishment, Torture, and Ordeal 
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days
Supernatural Creatures of the Witchcraze 
Strange Beasts: Familiars 
Traits of the Witches 
Documents of the Witchcraze 
Magic, Spells, and Potions
The People of the Witchcraze
From the Mouths of Babes: Children as Witches
Preserve Me From Harm: Protection Against Witches
Tools of the Trade 
A Witch's Garden
A Who's Who of Witches
The Witch-Hunters
How to Identify a Witch 
How Witches Sold Their Souls
Sticks and Stones: Names Witches Were Called
Witch Craze Links 
Witches in the Bible and in the Talmud
  Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and America. 
Salem @
  Salem Witch Trials - 
The Salem Witch Museum - Salem, Massachusetts 
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
   Groton In The Witchcraft Times 
Seers and Witchcraft 
  Witchcraft Beliefs in Early Modern England - All Empires 
   Sir Clisto's Tome - Devices of Torture and other Old Time Punishments - Curious Punishments of Bygone Days - Inquisition, the torture methods of the inquisition - Medieval Torture - HowStuffWorks "Torture and Punishment During the Spanish Inquisition" - 55 Hours to Live- It's A Slow Death - For more information on Punishment & Torture during the Middle Ages, click HERE
   Modern Parallels: The Witchcraze Today 
  Secrets of the Dead . The Witches Curse | PBS 
For more info on the Salem Witch Trials in America, visit my From Colonies to Revolution page. For info on the Medieval Church, visit my Main Middle Ages page.

Information on Royal Families around the world can be found on my General World History page.

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