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Melissa Snell

Melissa Snell

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Melissa Snell is a historical researcher and freelance writer with a passionate, lifelong interest in all areas of history.


Melissa has indulged her joy of learning by researching, fact-checking and writing on historical topics for websites and print publications. She has guided the About Medieval History Site since 1997.


After earning a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin, Melissa spent more than two decades in independent study.

By Melissa Snell:

Join me for a fascinating journey into our medieval past. Together we'll look at a variety of topics, from the dynamic kingdoms of the early Middle Ages, to the majesty and spectacle of the tourney, to the Renaissance movements and much, much more. There are numerous people to meet, myths to dispel, and events to recount, and I hope you'll find them all as absorbing as I do.

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