The Hammer of the Scots: Edward I and the Scottish Wars of Independence

The Hammer of the Scots

This book offers a fresh interpretation of Edward’s military career, with a particular focus on his Scottish wars. In part this is a study of personality: Edward was a remarkable man. His struggles with tenacious opponents – including Robert the Bruce and William Wallace – have become the stuff of legend.

Special issue of Medieval Warfare: 1415 – The Battle of Agincourt


Take a look at this special issue of Medieval Warfare magazine, commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt

New Books on the Crusades

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Looking for the latest books about the Crusades? Check out our list of ten recently published books…

New book sheds light on Hereford’s medieval past

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A leading archaeologist, who uncovered the remains of what might be a wounded Knight, will reveal extraordinary details of medieval life in Hereford in a new book.

Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

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Dark and visceral, the graphic novel version of Beowulf created by Gareth Hinds is considered to be one of the most successful adaptations of the Old English tale.

Tabula Gratulatoria for Clerics, Kings and Vikings

Clerics Kings and Vikings

Four Courts Press invite you to subscribe to the Tabula Gratulatoria for Clerics, Kings and Vikings, a collection of essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin,

‘Given to the Ground’: A Viking Age Mass Grave on Ridgeway Hill, Weymouth

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This volume describes one of the most exciting and unexpected archaeological discoveries to have been made in Britain in recent years, that of a rare mass grave of executed Vikings on Ridgeway Hill, Dorset.

New Books on the Middle Ages

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From castles to healthcare, and maps to poetry – six new books on the Middle Ages.

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume V Issue 2

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume V Issue 2

This issue’s theme is The Campaigns of Charlemagne

BOOKS: Medieval Ireland


In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some great books on medieval Ireland!

With All For All: The Life of Simon de Montfort

With All For All: The Life of Simon de Montfort

This biography follows his life from his birth and upbringing in France until his defeat and death at the hands of the future Edward I.

Five New Books for Medievalists

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Is your bookshelf feeling empty?

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

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

The World of Richard III, by Kristie Dean

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

Medieval Warfare Magazine – Volume V Issue 1


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

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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

Edward II Warner

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.

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