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Boys Joust Wanna Have Fun

Training for the tournament was an integral part of medieval boyhood.

Book Tour: The King’s Pearl by Melita Thomas

We’re pleased to announce another book tour underway, with Melita Thomas unveiling her latest: The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary on Medievalists.net. The book is a re-examination of Henry VIII’s eldest daughter, Mary, and her relationship with her father.

New Medieval Books: Magnificent

From Adam and Eve to Suleiman and Roxelana – five new books for medievalists.

New Medieval Books: Word on the Street

Four books on the Middle Ages, found at Word on the Street

The Medieval Magazine No. 99 (Volume 3, No. 16) : The Anniversary Issue!

The Anniversary Issue! Medievalists.net turns 9 this September! This issue will celebrate our favourite things about the Middle Ages from travel, to art, fashion, books and events.

Poetic Wisdom from the Ninth-Century

Across the medieval world we can find various writings aimed at giving advice and wisdom. Here is some poetic wisdom from the ninth-century Middle East.

New Medieval Books: People and Places

Five books published in 2017 that could be on the shelf of any medievalist.

5 stunning Scottish castles you can only reach by boat

Standing as lone sentinels on lochs or islands these ancestral homes have stood for hundreds of years, with their location making them difficult to reach.

New Medieval Books: From England’s King (without a kingdom) to the Byzantine Astronomer

Five new books about the Middle Ages.

The Medieval Magazine: (Volume 3: No. 15): Issue 98: Welcome Autumn!

Welcome to Autumn! We look at leprosy, travel in the Middle Ages, visit a monastery set in stone, and Sudeley Castle, examine Joan of Arc, and more in this first fall issue!

Which medieval scholar would you study under?

It’s back to school, and with these six questions you can figure which famous medieval scholar you should study under!

Medieval Warfare and Ancient History magazines

Did you know that the team at Medievalists.net is also involved in two other history magazines?

Old Norse White Walkers?

Fear of the undead is by no means a new sensation to humankind; the Icelanders, for instance, knew it centuries ago.

The Rise and Spectacular Fall of the Templars: An Interview with Dan Jones

Dan Jones gives us the scoop on his new Templar book, Knightfall, and what’s next up his sleeve.

Book Tour: The House of Beaufort by Nathen Amin

We’re excited to host Nathen Amin’s book tour today on Medievalists.net. We’re pleased to feature an excerpt for you to enjoy before you get your hands on this fascinating book!

New Medieval Books: Byzantium and the Islamic World

Five recent books that looks at the first centuries of contact and conflict between the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic world.

What Religious Order Would You Belong To If You Lived In The Medieval Times?

Benedictines, Dominicans, Templars, Franciscans and more – have fun with this quiz!

New Medieval Books: From Glass to Illuminations

Five more medieval books to read and reflect on.

An Ethiopian Monk And A Dominican Friar Walk Into A Bar

In 1237, during the brief sequel of Latin rule, one Ethiopian monk decided to work this system to his—and his kingdom’s—advantage.

The Medieval Magazine (Volume 3, No. 14) : Historic Selfies!

In this issue: Historic selfies with the medieval kings of France, and in Renaissance coins, the Anglo-Saxon fenlands, and how DNA research on chickens is linked to medieval diet and fasting traditions. We visit Anne Boleyn’s childhood home and look at the Holy Spirit in female form.

New Medieval Books: From Venice to Valhalla

Five new books about the Middle Ages that should be on your picnic table.

Fake Medieval Proverbs (from the Middle Ages)

Jane la Sauvage said, if someone sees a wolf before the wolf sees them, it will have no power to do any harm. And likewise from the person to the wolf.

New Medieval Books: Exploring the medieval world

Five new books that take you around the medieval world.

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