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Medieval Manuscripts: Bread in the 15th-century

The manuscript ‘Tacuinum Sanitatis’ shows modern readers how medieval bakers prepared bread.

Trial by Combat: The Bloody Business of Justice

As a community of the faithful, medieval people believed that no matter how evenly or unevenly matched the fighters were, the one who was innocent would prevail, but trial by combat was not often a black-and-white thing.

What to eat in (and at) Medieval Times

If the Renfair people can get this right, how does the Medieval Times menu perform?

How well do you know your Medieval Manuscripts?

Can you identify these iconic medieval manuscripts?

The Case of the Corrupt Archbishop

How a 14th century archbishop spent years orchestrating an elaborate plot of embezzlement and forgery.

New Medieval Books: Martin Luther

Five new books that look at the man who was the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.

Book Tour: Heroines of the Medieval World by Sharon Bennett Connolly

This November, Medievalists.net is pleased to feature Sharon Connolly’s book tour for Heroines of the Medieval World. The book shares the stories of women, famous, infamous, and unknown, who shaped the course of medieval history.

Medieval manuscripts: The Hours of Charles of Angoulême

The Hours of Charles of Angoulême has plenty of surprises in store for lovers of illuminated manuscripts.

Leafing through your favourite medieval facsimiles from your own desk

The Take a Break from the Present video series will take you on an exciting journey at the discovery of ancient illuminated books.

Sean Cunningham Discusses the Legacy of Arthur Tudor

In a lecture at Bangor University on 2 November 2017, Sean Cunningham talked about the brief but influential life of Arthur Tudor, older brother of Henry VIII and the man who should have been king. 

The Legend of the White Snake: A Chinese Mélusine Story

By Minjie Su A husband ‘accidentally’ glimpses into his wife’s bedchamber only to discover that the lady whom he believed to be fair, noble, and undoubtedly human – is in fact a (partial) snake. This unfortunate discovery, though hushed for a short period, eventually leads to the lady’s departure. The husband, full of remorse, renounces […]

Medieval Executions: The View from the Scaffold

Let’s take a brief look at what judicial execution was really like in the Middle Ages.

What Comes After Halloween?: Celebrating All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day

This time of year, it’s normally Halloween, that sugar-filled Bacchanalia, that gets all the attention. But what about its lesser-known follow-ups, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day?

How to Kill a Medieval Zombie

By Danièle Cybulskie I’ve often said that people in the Middle Ages shared the same hopes and fears that we do. Believe it or not, that includes the walking dead. Although medieval Europeans would not have recognized the term “zombie”, they did tell tales of corpses rising from the grave to terrorize the living. So, […]

The Medieval Magazine No. 100 (Volume 3, No. 17) : Halloween Double Issue!

Our 100th Issue and Halloween Edition! This special double issue is 95 pages of scary, spooky, medieval fun. Two magazines in one! Read it if you dare!

The Modern World of a Medieval Sport

You might think that jousting went extinct after the Middle Ages, but it in fact enjoys a strong modern following.

What Medieval Ghosts can tell us about the Afterlife

People in the Middle Ages told tales of seeing and talking with ghosts. While these encounters could be quite scary, it was also an opportunity from them to learn about the afterlife.

New Medieval Books: Frontiers and Meeting Places

Five books for you to add to your medieval reading list. And perhaps even to be read.

How and why did the Viking Age begin?

The question of how the Viking Age started has been much debated by historians. One of the leading scholars in the field, Neil Price, is looking to address this fundamental question with his latest project – The Viking Phenomenon.

History in Three Dimensions

When we learn about history, the emphasis is often placed on things we find hilarious or shocking, and pretty much everything we take in afterwards confirms that negative impression.

An Interactive Look at a Printed Masterpiece

Thanks to the British Museum, you can get an up close and personal look at one of the most elaborate prints ever produced.

Castle for Sale: Montaiguillon

The ruins of this thirteenth-century castle in northern France are available for €280 000.

Topping Off a Tournament

In the tournament, a crest was an unusual and eye-catching piece of a knight’s equipment.

New Medieval Books: From Normandy to China

You can read about living in London, marrying in China, or ruling in Normandy.

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