How a 13th-century royal chapel influenced the history of France

La Crypte de la Sainte Chapelle - photo Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P./ Flickr

UCLA art historian Meredith Cohen and her fascination with the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris

The World of Richard III, by Kristie Dean

world of richard III book

This book leads you on a journey through the landscape of Richard’s lifetime.

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume V Issue 1

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The latest issue of Medieval Warfare Magazine explores Traitors in the Middle Ages.

Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin: Book IV of the Liber Sancti Jacobi

Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin

The twelfth-century Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin, also known as the History of Charlemagne and Roland, offers an ‘eye-witness’ account of events during the late eighth century.

Medieval Books for Christmas

The Middle Ages - Johannes Fried

It’s that time of year again – the mad scramble for the perfect Christmas gift for the historian, nerd, avid reader on your list. Here are a few suggestions for you – new releases for December and January!

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume IV Issue 6

Medieval Warfare Magazine Issue IV 6

The Lombard-Byzantine conflict was a defining moment in Byzantine history, and especially important for the future of Italy. The wars would not only lead to the end of Byzantine hegomony in Italy, but they also helped in widening the gap between the pope and Catholic Italy on the one hand, and the Emperor and Greek Constantinople on the other, thus paving the way for the emergence of new Romano-German Christian realms in the West.

Five new books on the Middle Ages worth a look!

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War, famine, murder, sex and politics – what you can read about from the Middle Ages!

Five Books to Start Your Journey Back to the Middle Ages

Rogier van der Weyden, The Magdalen Reading,

Maybe you’re just at the beginning of this love affair with the past, or you know someone who is, and you’re looking for a place to get a good overview of the period before you dive right in.

Edward II and his Children

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Kathryn Warner, author of Edward II: The Unconventional King, takes a look at the English king’s three sons and two daughters.

10 Terrifying Reads for Halloween!

An Examen of Witches

Here are some spooky medieval books for you to celebrate with over Halloween!

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume IV Issue 5

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The newest issue of Medieval Warfare hits the magazine shelves on October 1st. The theme for this issue is Richard the Lionheart’s conquests in the Mediterranean

New Books in Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies Books

Hundreds of books are published each year in the field of medieval studies – we just want to highlight six recent publications that you might be interested in

BOOK REVIEW: Plague Land by SD Sykes

Plague Land by SD Sykes

My review of SD Sykes brilliant medieval thriller, Plague Land.

Five Medieval Books recommended by the Five-Minute Medievalist

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Here are just a few of the non-fiction books I’ve read and enjoyed. They reflect my interest in the UK and France (especially the fourteenth century), as you’ll see.

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume IV Issue 4

Medieval Warfare Magazine - Volume IV Issue 4

The theme for this issue is The Burgundian Wars (1474-1477)

BOOK REVIEW: A Triple Knot by Emma Campion

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BOOK REVIEW: A Triple Knot by Emma Campion I had the pleasure of reading another Emma Campion (Candace Robb) novel recently. Campion, who has written extensively about Alice Perrers, the royal mistress of King Edward III, in her hit, The King’s Mistress, is back on the shelves with a new book released this month entitled: A Triple Knot. This […]

Mole removal and sliced whale meat: The accounts of a medieval noble

Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare

What did medieval nobility spend their money on? A new book takes a look at the surviving accounting records of a 14th century noble – Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare.

Finding Richard III: The Official Account

Finding Richard III: The Official Account

The ‘Looking For Richard’ team of historians and researchers spent many years amassing evidence. Now for the first time they reveal the full story of how that evidence took them to a car park in Leicester.

Got Kids? Get Medieval

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If you have kids or know kids who you’d like to expose to the Middle Ages, here are a few books you might like to explore over the summer holiday.

Medieval Drinking Horns

Medieval Drinking Horns

Here are ten things we learned about medieval drinking horns from Vivian Etting’s book The Story of the Drinking Horn.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf published today

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Nearly 90 years after he first made the translation, J.R.R. Tolkien’s version of Beowulf arrives at bookstores around the world today.

Ten Controversial Books about the Middle Ages

Inventing the Middle Ages

Ten books that can cause a stir among medievalists.

BOOKS: Medieval Motherhood

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Books celebrating motherhood in the Middle Ages for Mother’s Day!

BOOK REVIEW: “Defending the City of God” : A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem, by Sharan Newman

Defending the City of God - Sharan Newman

This is my review of Sharan Newman’s latest book, Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem.

BOOKS: Canterbury Cathedral

Thomas Becket - Warrior, Priest, Rebel

After visiting Canterbury Cathedral, I was inspired to suggest books that relate to Canterbury’s famous Archbishops, history and beauty.

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