What was torture really like in the Middle Ages? Larissa ‘Kat’ Tracy joins Danièle to talk about iron maidens, dungeons, executions and more on The Medieval Podcast.
French officials are providing more details about which items were saved from yesterday’s fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, although some uncertainty exists over the fate of the many relics and art works contained in the cathedral
One of the great monuments of the Middle Ages – Notre Dame de Paris – has suffered severe damages from a fire that has left the cathedral in ruins.
A special episode of The Medieval Podcast to discuss the tragic fire that has left much of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris destroyed. Danièle talks with Peter Konieczny, Editor of Medievalists.net, to recount what we know about the fire, and our own reactions to this sad disaster
Suppose girls cannot inherit, but your only child is a daughter and you happen to have an enormous inheritance, what will you do?
Today we will look at the relics of St. Augustine and the tug-of-war that broke out over them in the fourteenth century.
Which characters are you? Are you Tywin, maybe a Bran, or Jon, or possibly Cersei? Find out now!
Season 8 of Game of Thrones is about to start, and are you ready for it? Here is a quiz to take you back to previous seasons.
The clash between Pope Boniface VIII and the King Philip IV of France would lead to a consequential geopolitical question: where did the epicentre of supreme political authority lie in Medieval Latin Christendom?
Episode 15 of The Medieval Podcast – Although it seems to be a fundamental contradiction, some medieval conflicts saw bishops braving the battlefield.
Five new books about the Middle Ages, which look at people and ideas that moved around the medieval world.
It’s easy to see why we medievalists would hope that Game of Thrones could be a gateway drug to studying the ‘real’ Middle Ages
During her life and career Khayzuran rose from the status of slave to becoming the caliph, al-Mahdi’s (r. 775-785), favorite concubine, and then his legal wife and a queen in her own right who wielded an immense amount of political power and whose wealth was second only to that of her husband’s in the entire caliphate.
It originally aired on April 17, 2011 – here are fifteen questions to test your knowledge of the episode that began the series.
These days, there are many different ways to be a historian outside of academia. In this episode, Danièle speaks with Christine Morgan, creator of Untitled History Project, about her latest work on the famous fairy Mélusine, Mary Boleyn, and making it as a historian off the tenure track.
The real challenge for the Empire in the aftermath of Manzikert lay in the mad scramble for power in Constantinople.
The most notable example of an ecclesiastical war waged against a heretical social movement was that waged against the Cathars or Albigensians in the Languedoc region in what is now southwestern France.
Taking a look at where we else can find the Jewish community in the Middle Ages: the heart of battle.
This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle interviews archaeologist Leszek Gardeła to learn more about women, warriors, and when a weapon is more than just a weapon.
With the coming of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the mainstreaming of the medieval-fantasy genre that began with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies is complete.
How successful were the queenships of the fourteenth-century consorts Philippa of Hainault and Anne of Bohemia?
Once upon a time, in a mountainous region somewhere in Iceland, something strange took place that was at the same time puzzling and frightening: every year
Five books that will take you from the borders of England and Scotland to the islands between Japan and China.
This month, an exciting connection was made between Islamic and Irish medicine through the discovery of a fragment of Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine bound in a sixteenth-century printed book.