The British Library has released a set of seven videos to look at the process of creating medieval manuscripts.
By Emma “Bruni” Boast Everyone knows that a lot of the modern Christmas traditions stem from previous pagan cultural ones. What are the seasonal…
This article explores the role of women as contenders for power at al-Muqtadir’s court.
University of Pennsylvania students pair with visiting scholars to paint illustrations like those in centuries-old illuminated manuscripts.
In total, the boxes purchased contained 119 separate documents, 55 of which were written between 1308 and 1615.
In this article we will consider the period between 1250 and 1450 in order to understand the effects of war in the Portuguese lands closest to the border and therefore more exposed to enemy weapons.
Three videos showing the changing borders of what is now Germany and Austria, between the years 843 to 2018.
From kings to witches, and from Vikings to poets, here are five new books about the Middle Ages.
Christmas is around the corner, are you worried about hosting the perfect medieval feast? Lady Matilda has you covered.
What would have happened if Richard had defeated Saladin and taken Jerusalem in early 1192?
The story of the Venetian-Byzantine military alliance is a complex one, with many questions that need to be answered.
This article presents the diversity of evidence for garden plants from archaeological contexts in southern Scandinavia dated to the Viking Age (AD 775–1050).
An entry in a late sixteenth-century register has revealed that a ship known as “William” of Aberdeen made a voyage to “the new fund land” (Newfoundland) in 1596
This lecture explores the value of archaeology in reconstructing lived religion as it was practised and experienced by medieval people.
The period we’re talking about is covering the period after the early medieval crisis until the period that followed the fall of Constantinople to the Latins in the year 1204
The discoveries, triumphs and challenges during the restoration of Llwyn Celyn, a medieval hall house in the beautiful Llanthony Valley in Monmouthshire.
I’d like to suggest a few common and simple medieval recipes for your table.
An abbess fighting for her nuns, a scholar of humanism, and a historian of the Franciscans.
Ten of our favourite pages from Villard de Honnecourt’s 13th century sketchbook.
The J. Paul Getty Museum is hosting a new exhibition starting this month that showcases the medieval word.
Here are five recipes, dating back to the ninth century, for creating medicine to treat a cough.
This paper will focus on perceptions of physical impairment in the later Anglo-Saxon period (c. 800–1066 AD).
The Middle High German tale, The Queen of France, portrays a queen, a good and faithful wife, being banished for alleged adultery by her husband, the king, who is burning with anger.