Short: Medieval Europe: government, politics and war

Medieval European society was geared to war, and warfare played a large part in the history of Europe during this period.

Stephen II marks the historical delineation between the Byzantine Papacy and the Frankish Papacy
Stephen II marks the historical delineation between the Byzantine Papacy and the Frankish Papacy

The military developments of the Middle Ages, together with their associated political and social developments, helped lay the foundations of the modern West.

By Jonnie Grieve