|Trope · Genre |
||Historical AU, Alternate Universe, Regency AU, Victorian AU, Edwardian AU, Modern AU, Modern Royal Family AU, Royalty AU, Arranged Marriage|
||High Fantasy, Robin Hood, Arthurian Legend, Camelot Era, Founders Era, Historical Fanworks, Historical RPF, Historical Fiction, Real World Events in Fanworks|
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This is about the alternate universe fanworks trope. For the actual time period, see Post-Classical Period. For the related Fantasy genre, see High Fantasy.
Medieval AU is the common term for a Historical AU that takes characters from a another canonical time period, and reimagines them in the European Middle Ages (or, occasionally, the wider Post-Classical Period, like Feudal-Era Japan).
Medieval AUs commonly also feature Royalty themes, Master/Servant pairings, and Arranged Marriage tropes. There is a large overlap in Medieval AUs with Magic AUs, likely because of the influence of High Fantasy. Not all Medieval AUs feature magic, however, as plenty of Medieval AUs are pure Historical Dramas set in the Middle Ages.
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