Five new books about the medieval world, featuring an empress and a tradesman.
The interesting thing about the invented Middle Ages is that it carries over the aspects we enjoy from history and dumps the things that are less fun.
Read an excerpt from the newly published book, Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth, by Mike Ingram.
The North is a dour land where brave Jarls fight for their place under the cold and ruthless sun. Do you have what it takes to join them as the worthiest warlords in the world?
An ancient science lives within your favorite housepet.
The English language is notoriously difficult to learn and to spell. In this episode of The Medieval Podcast, Danièle talks about the medieval roots of English and how it got to be so weird.
We all know that for a book to get noticed it needs a catchy title. Apparently, in the Middle Ages authors could think of some really great titles too!
At first sight, Jóns saga leikara is but your average chivalric romance, filled with exciting but somewhat generic little adventures.
The Black Hours is a splendidly decorated devotional book, crafted around 1475 in Bruges and currently stored in the Morgan Library & Museum (MS M.493) in New York City.
For the last 70 years people around the world have been creating buildings, vehicles and anything else they can imagine out of small colourful bricks. For Ben Pitchford that includes recreating the Middle Ages.
On this episode of The Medieval Podcast we offer our travel recommendations for great places to learn about the Middle Ages – from amazing castles to gorgeous towns.
The wild landscape in the medieval imagination is both enchanting and enchanted.
From Wagner to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the modern portrayal of Valkyries.
Over the last couple of months I have been writing about the disputes between kings and popes over who was more powerful and who held ultimate authority. What is the significance of this string of columns?
Some of the most useful sources on medieval warfare are the ones written by the warriors themselves.
Buying, selling and trading in the Viking Age, and how hoards are different over the centuries.
International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay is well known for creating literary worlds that often look like the medieval world. It’s been called history with a quarter turn to the fantastic. In this episode of The Medieval Podcast he talks with Danièle about his latest novel, A Brightness Long Ago.
A 10th century tale of a group of treasure hunters seeking out a castle. Here are the strange things they found.
What were the deeper reasons that drew the super-power of the time, Byzantium, into a protracted and ‘all-out’ conflict with the Arabs of Aleppo in the middle of the 10th century?
King Arthur goes on a quest to learn ‘the nature or the heart of a woman’. What did he find out?
It might seem like one of the more glamorous professions in the Middle Ages – as a priest you could run a church and offer moral leadership to your parishioners. But here are a few drawbacks to being a medieval priest.
Augustine, exponent and champion of Christian faith, displayed such knowledge of the poets in all his writings that there is scarcely a single letter or treatise of his which is not crowded with poetic ornament.
Here are twelve questions about the people, places and events of the twelfth-century. How many can you answer?
This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle shows how useful medieval history can be in helping us survive the imminent zombie apocalypse.