What better way to understand medieval masculinity than through a game?
In addition to being a story celebrating courtly love and all the romance tropes, Guillaume de Palerne is essentially a story of transformation and disguise
Episode 7 of The Medieval Podcast – What was marriage in the Middle Ages really like? Danièle is joined by Ruth Mazo Karras to discuss love, weddings and partnerships in medieval society.
Here we are in 2019 still discussing the possibility of an historical King Arthur. How and why that is the case is a fascinating story told expertly by the historian Nicholas J. Higham in King Arthur: The Making of a Legend,
Any type of leader will often have to balance their convictions with pragmatism. For a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon abbot, perhaps there could be a way to display both.
The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden. Women, Politics, and Reform in Renaissance Italy project tracks the impact of the 14th century mystic and founder of the Bridgettines on later generations.
There are many ways in which to understand present-day warfare. One way is to look at the wars that took place in Middle Ages.
The launch this month of ‘The Northern Way’ research project, which looks at the Archbishops of York from 1304 to 1405, is revealing some fascinating stories, including that of a nun who made an elaborate plan to escape her own convent.
Over the course of about a century, from around 1120 to around 1220, the canons of St. Kilian, caretakers of the Neumünster church in Würzburg had frequent – one might even say constant – business dealings with the Jews of that same city.
Once in a generation, a writer comes along and, in making fun of his generation and in creating fun using the Middle Ages brings together a new set of stories for people to tell. This is what Mark Twain did in 1889.
In this column, I look at the next phase in history of the Northern Crusades: that of “penitential war.”
How did the Mongol presence in the Balkans effect its two main political powers – the Byzantines and the Bulgarians?
Chemistry of bugs trapped in ancient lake sediment shows a warm climate at a key time in Greenland’s history.
Here are six videos that track the rise and fall of kingdoms and states within Africa during the Middle Ages.
This is the secret of the Atlas Miller: it tries to counter the idea that the world could be circumnavigated.
Taking a look at the History Channel’s newest ‘medieval’ show Knight Fight.
Inspired by real bloodstains and from detailed research comes a refreshingly different historical romance between a god-fearing woman and a known murderer.
Call for Papers for an International Symposium to be held in Paris, France, from September 12-13, 2019
What if the Norse religion of the Vikings had overcome Christianity? That is one of the questions Ian Stuart Sharpe explores in his debut novel, The All Father Paradox.
Here are five riddles written in the eleventh-century. Can you answer them?
While Augustine was working on his book On the Trinity, he was walking by the seaside one day, meditating on the difficult problem of how God could be three Persons at once. He came upon a little child.
Figuring out the chemical reactions of the components that made writing on paper possible and last for hundreds of years was the aim of the Meridies Medieval History research group.
How did Icelanders build and run farms in the Middle Ages?