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Archives for June 2017

Viking ‘Thing’ discovered in Sherwood Forest

A Viking Assembly site or ‘Thing’ has been discovered in the heart of England’s Sherwood Forest.

How Medieval Kings and Queens raised their children – an interview with Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris’ latest book Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting looks at the unique challenges of being parents to princes and princesses.

The Medieval Magazine (Volume 3, No. 10) : The Great Famine

In this issue: The Great Famine – Food and Hunger in the 14th Century Feature: 10 Things to Know About the Great Famine Exhibits: Saints and Heroes: Looking at the Medieval in Chicago Books: Edward II: The Unconventional King Travel: Avignon’s Musée du Petit Palais And much, much more, all ad-free! Subscribe now to receive two issues every month, […]

The career of Roger Mortimer, first earl of March (c.1287-1330)

A straightforward analysis of his regime is accompanied by a demonstration that, even though the court dictated political life, Roger Mortimer was able to extend his influence across the British Isles and pose a serious threat to the kingship of Edward III.

Koroneburg Renaissance Festival Returns!

Koroneburg Renaissance Festival is excited to once again open its doors on weekends starting May 27 through June 25, 2017 after several years of being shuttered. Thanks to new management, Koroneburg Renaissance Festival has been revitalized in order to offer the most interactive history faire experience in communities adjacent to Los Angeles, California. “Our goal […]

Ireland in Late Antiquity: A Forgotten Frontier?

This paper argues that it is more fruitful to examine the relationship between Ireland and its neighbors from c. 150–c. 550 C.E., through a frontier dynamic, a dynamic in which religious identity was but one factor among many.

Ruined medieval castle for sale in England

The beautiful ruins of a 14th century castle in northern England have gone up for sale.

New Medieval Books: Hocus pocus

We add a little magic to this week’s list of new books about the Middle Ages.

10 Medieval Royal Parents Whose Decisions Influence the Lives of Royal Children Today

From royal baby names to marrying for love – how five medieval English couples influence the lives of royal children today.

Justinian and the Senate of Rome under Ostrogothic Rule

Although this law deals with a dry, technical matter, interesting only to the students of Roman civil law, especially testamentary law, it is also quite interesting for the study of the law making procedure in the time of Justinian.

What is Medieval Paratext?

When considering medieval manuscripts, what is marginal, and what is not?

Willing Body, Willing Mind: Non-Combatant Culpability According to English Combatant Writers, 1327–77

In this essay I challenge these notions by exploring English combatants’ presentation of devastation and attacks against noncombatants during the wars of Edward III.

Conference: Discovering William of Malmesbury

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Malmesbury Abbey

The Weird, the Wonderful, and the Macabre in the Cathedral of Narbonne

Narbonne is one of those European cities with evidence of its past on every street. This important Roman city was adopted in the Middle Ages, with multiple cases of re-use. One example includes the Roman subterranean grain storage chambers known as the Horreum used as medieval cellars. The Via Domitia, one of the main Roman […]

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