St. Augustine’s Tower – Hackney, London

St. Augustine's Tower - Exterior

My trip to St. Augustine’s Tower in Hackney, London.

Historvius – new history travel portal website


Historvius, a recently launched website, is offering viewers great ways to explore and plan out trips to historic places around the world. Information on hundreds of medieval and ancient historical sites is already available with more to come as it allows for users to upload their favorite locations. “I wanted to create the site as […]

Medieval Gdansk


Gdansk was first mentioned in historical sources in the year 997 and has had a long history of being fought over between Polish and German powers, while at the same time trying to assert its own independence. This port along the Baltic coast was able to grow wealthy as a trading hub and member of […]

Online Map shows Medieval Lincoln


A new map showing medieval Lincoln is now online. The medieval map, created by the City of Lincoln Council’s Heritage Team, gives historic information about 52 buildings and 80 streets. From the well known Stonebow on High Street and Exchequergate near the cathedral, through to lesser known buildings, like the Witch and Wardrobe Pub and […]

Malbork, Poland

Malbork Castle in Poland. (Sept 2010)

For any medievalist, no visit to Poland can be complete without a trip to Malbork – the site of an impressive and large medieval castle. Malbork is located along the banks of the river Nogat, near the city of Gdansk. The first sections of the castle were built by the Teutonic Knights around 1280. The […]

Bazylika Mariacka Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny – Gdańsk


It is the largest brick church in the world. Until 1945 it was the biggest Evangelical Lutheran church in the world and has enough room for 25,000 people. The foundation stone was placed on the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, 1343.  In 1577 , the church (until this point, Catholic) was taken over […]

The Barbican in Krakow

Barbican in Krakow

The Barbican is one of the remaining portions of the medieval walls that once surrounded the Polish city of Krakow. Built around 1498, the Barbican protects one of the main gateways into the city. With walls that are almost three meters thick, seven high turrets and over one hundred and thirty windows or loopholes ideal […]

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku


Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku The castle was built by the Teutonic Order, they named it Marienburg, “Mary’s Castle”. The town which grew around it was also named Marienburg, and since 1945 it is known as Malbork. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress.   It is one of two World Heritage Sites in […]

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