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Medieval News

Earliest medieval map of Britain put online

A fifteen-month research project of the earliest surviving geographically recognizable map of Great Britain, known as the Gough Map, provides some revealing insights into one of the most enigmatic cartographic pieces from the Bodleian collections.

Remains of Anglo-Saxon Saint discovered?

Archaeologists working in the Oxfordshire town of Bicester believe they have discovered a reliquary containing some of the bones of Saint Edburg, a seventh-century saint.

Codex Calixtinus stolen from Santiago de Compostela

In what is being called the ‘robbery of the century’, a priceless 12th-century manuscript has been stolen from the Santiago de Compostela.

British Library hosts Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

Beginning on November 11th, the British Library will be hosting a new exhibition entitled Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination. It is the Library’s first major exhibition to bring together the its Royal collection, a treasure trove of illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England between the 9th and 16th centuries.

Medieval advice to pregnant mothers: don’t drink water, have wine instead

A new book on the role of food in Italy in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance has revealed some new insights into what people during these periods thought about eating. It includes research about an important fifteenth-century medical text that details what pregnant women should eat if they wanted to have healthy, male babies.

Medieval Nuns knew their fashion, historian finds

Recent research on medieval nuns shows that many of them were dressing in the latest fashions instead of simple religious habits. And while their were efforts by the church to make nuns dress more humbly, by the 14th and 15th centuries these rules were becoming less and less adhered to.

Medieval Movies and Television

Game of Thrones

Check out our special section on the new series airing on HBO in the United States and Canada. Includes videos, articles and our own episode reviews.

The Borgias

The Borgias – The Original Crime Family – is a nine-part television series set in 15th century Italy. The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (played by Jeremy Irons) to the papacy as Pope Alexander VI.

Medieval Movies

See our section showcasing current and recent films set in the Middle Ages, movie reviews, and news about upcoming medieval movies.

Medieval Features

The Cloisters: Medieval Museum of Art

See our video about the famous museum in New York City with its collection of medieval art treasures.

Medieval University

See our video about universities began in the Middle Ages

The Crusades

Dozens of articles, news, videos about the rise of crusading in the Middle Ages.

The Battle of Grunwald

See our video and feature about the famous 15th century battle between the Teutonic Knights and the Polish-Lithuanian Union

Why Medieval? Go Medieval

We are sharing stories of how people got interested in the Middle Ages and why they love medieval history

Medieval Food

Articles and videos about cuisine and cooking in the Middle Ages

The Black Death

Our latest feature about the pandemic which struck the medieval world. Includes more videos, articles and other resources about the Black Death. Click here to read more.

Medieval Dress

Find over twenty articles and other resources about what people wore in the Middle Ages

Same-Sex Relations in the Middle Ages

Articles about homosexuality and lesbian sexuality during the medieval period.

Higgins Armory Museum

View our profile of one the largest collections of arms and armor in North America, located near Boston, Massachusetts

Domesday Book

Our guide to the famous English document, including articles, books and other resources about the eleventh century records.

Bayeux Tapestry

Articles, books and videos about the most famous embriodery from the Middle Ages

Castle for Sale

It is a dream of many people to own their own medieval castle? Check out this section to see what is on the market

Medieval Articles

Now over 2100 articles listed on our site, including:

The First Venetian Love Letter? The Testament of Zorzi Cernovich

New Information about Cogs and Medieval Naval Logistics from an Eyewitness Crusade Chronicle, De intinere navali

Twelfth-century English queens: charters and authority

Imitatio basilei? The ideological and political construction of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily in the 12th century

An Oppressive Silence: The Evolution of the Raped Woman in Medieval France and England

The Canon Law of the Henry VIII Divorce Case

The Tactics and Strategy of Alexius Comnenus at Calavrytae, 1078

The Medieval Marriage Market

Pharmacy in medieval Islam and the history of drug addiction

The codpiece: social fashion or medical need?

Richard I: Securing an Inheritance and Preparing a Crusade, 1189-1191

See more articles here

More Medieval

Season of the Witch – Now in theatres – starring Nicholas Cage, a story set during the Black Death – see also our review of the film

Vikings of Thule – Medieval MMORPG – Play it on Facebook

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – become an assassin in Renaissance Rome

Monty Python and the Holy Graila look back at this comedy about King Arthur

Guide to Carcassonne – travel guide to the famous French medieval city

Museum Secrets – new television series begins this month

Montague Heritage Services – we interview the owner of one of Ireland’s leading medieval re-enactment businesses

Medievalists on Twitter – a growing list of who to follow for tweets about the Middle Ages

Book Reviews

Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400 to 1070, by Robin Fleming – review and author interview of a new book about the Angl0-Saxon age

The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000, by Chris Wickham

The King’s Mistress, by Emma Campion – read our review of the latest novel from Emma Campion, as well as our video interview with the author

The Battle of Wakefield Revisited: A Fresh Perspective on Richard of York’s Final Battle, December 1460, by Helen Cox

Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000 – 1300, by John France - review by Dana Cushing

Viking Age Archaeology, by Richard Hall – our video review of this short guide to the impact that the Vikings had on the British Isles during the Early Middle Ages and the archaeological remains they produced.

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz – on the award winning children’s book

Eadric the Grasper: Sons of Mercia (Volume 1), by Jayden Woods

Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe, by Lisa Bitel

I Serve, by Rosanne E. Lortz

The Astronomer, by Lawrence Goldstone

Knights: In History and Legend, by Constance Brittain Bouchard

Renaissance Florence on Five Florins a Day, by Charles FitzRoy

Under Heaven, by Guy Gabriel Kay

The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281, by Stephen Turnbull

Axe of Iron – The Settlers, by J.A. Hunsinger

Arabs and Normans in Sicily and the South of Italy, by Adele Cilento and Alessandro Vanoli

Agincourt, by Bernard Cornwell

Medieval Fiction Novels

Video Interview with Jack Whyte, author of The Templar Trilogy series and the new novel The Forest Laird

Lords of the Bow, by Conn Iggulden

King Arthur’s Bones, by The The Medieval Murderers

Heartstone, by C. J. Sansom

Heroes of the Valley, by Jonathan Stroud

The People’s Queen, by Vanora Bennett

The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice, by Ann Finnin

Author Profile: Guy Gavriel Kay

The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz

And dozens more novels here

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