By Emma “Bruni” Boast Everyone knows that a lot of the modern Christmas traditions stem from previous pagan cultural ones. What are the seasonal…
From kings to witches, and from Vikings to poets, here are five new books about the Middle Ages.
Christmas is around the corner, are you worried about hosting the perfect medieval feast? Lady Matilda has you covered.
What would have happened if Richard had defeated Saladin and taken Jerusalem in early 1192?
The story of the Venetian-Byzantine military alliance is a complex one, with many questions that need to be answered.
I’d like to suggest a few common and simple medieval recipes for your table.
An abbess fighting for her nuns, a scholar of humanism, and a historian of the Franciscans.
Ten of our favourite pages from Villard de Honnecourt’s 13th century sketchbook.
Here are five recipes, dating back to the ninth century, for creating medicine to treat a cough.
Ten medieval jobs that have been made redundant, mostly because of changing technology.
For more adventures in weird “Viking” food, this month we’re delving deeper into the history of Viking Age and medieval Scandinavia and their culture of milk-drinking.
What if Richard had pressed his attack in December 1191? Would the city have fallen to the crusaders? Or would the Christian host have smashed itself to pieces on the walls of the Holy City?
While Purim and Hanukkah in the Middle Ages already focused attention on two stellar women of Jewish history, Esther and Judith, the mode of celebration centered on the efforts of contemporary Jewish women as well!
Only every once in a while, does enough material remain to truly bring to life a person who is long gone. This is the real deal, and when it comes along, historians, paleographers, and editors alike rejoice.
Here are five things to know about Jakob Fugger, the richest person in history, who had a networth of $400 billion.
Ten battles from the Middle Ages that would make a significant and lasting impact.
Have you wondered what would would you be if you lived in the Middle Ages? Would you spend your days walking about the royal gardens, or sweating at the stable?
Why did King Richard decide to abandon his attempt to liberate Jerusalem in 1192?
When trying to understand acts of violence in the Middle Ages, historians often have to turn to government records. Here are five official accounts of murders that took place in the city of Oxford at turn of the 14th century.
In the medieval world it was rare for a woman to hold power. It seems incredible to read the story of Raziya of Delhi, not only because she was chosen to lead a realm, but the way she fought to keep it.
Looking for the perfect medieval book? Here are five offerings for you to consider.
The longhouses built in the Norse world were more than just simple structures that served as places of shelter. In many ways they had a life of their own.
“The medieval city? Ha! Bulldozed—it doesn’t exist.”