posted by Emily .
Need help with introduction:
The Medieval Period began in 1066 and lasted until 1485. During this time period many literary works were produced. Many writers used their work to reflect the important events of that era. Most influential to literature of that period were the social, historical, political, and religious events.
Topic is: Develop and essay in which you explain how the social, historical, political, and religious events of the time period affected the literature of that era. How does the literature of the time period reflect what is going on in Britain during that time.
First, I wouldn't assign any particular dates to the beginning or end of this particular (or any other!) era. There are various interpretations, depending on which area of Europe you're referring to.
Second, the most salient element in Medieval art and literature (what there was) is its religion-based nature -- and the church was the relatively young Roman Catholic Church.