Interested in Medieval History? Medievalists.net is the home for all the news, articles, videos and information about the Middle Ages and medieval society.
A fifteen-month research project of the earliest surviving geographically recognizable map of Great Britain, known as the Gough Map, provides some revealing insights into one of the most enigmatic cartographic pieces from the Bodleian collections.
Archaeologists working in the Oxfordshire town of Bicester believe they have discovered a reliquary containing some of the bones of Saint Edburg, a seventh-century saint.
In what is being called the ‘robbery of the century’, a priceless 12th-century manuscript has been stolen from the Santiago de Compostela.
Beginning on November 11th, the British Library will be hosting a new exhibition entitled Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination. It is the Library’s first major exhibition to bring together the its Royal collection, a treasure trove of illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England between the 9th and 16th centuries.
A new book on the role of food in Italy in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance has revealed some new insights into what people during these periods thought about eating. It includes research about an important fifteenth-century medical text that details what pregnant women should eat if they wanted to have healthy, male babies.
Recent research on medieval nuns shows that many of them were dressing in the latest fashions instead of simple religious habits. And while their were efforts by the church to make nuns dress more humbly, by the 14th and 15th centuries these rules were becoming less and less adhered to.
Medieval Movies and Television
Check out our special section on the new series airing on HBO in the United States and Canada. Includes videos, articles and our own episode reviews.
The Borgias – The Original Crime Family – is a nine-part television series set in 15th century Italy. The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (played by Jeremy Irons) to the papacy as Pope Alexander VI.
See our section showcasing current and recent films set in the Middle Ages, movie reviews, and news about upcoming medieval movies.
See our video about the famous museum in New York City with its collection of medieval art treasures.
See our video about universities began in the Middle Ages
Dozens of articles, news, videos about the rise of crusading in the Middle Ages.
See our video and feature about the famous 15th century battle between the Teutonic Knights and the Polish-Lithuanian Union
We are sharing stories of how people got interested in the Middle Ages and why they love medieval history
Articles and videos about cuisine and cooking in the Middle Ages
Our latest feature about the pandemic which struck the medieval world. Includes more videos, articles and other resources about the Black Death. Click here to read more.
Find over twenty articles and other resources about what people wore in the Middle Ages
Articles about homosexuality and lesbian sexuality during the medieval period.
View our profile of one the largest collections of arms and armor in North America, located near Boston, Massachusetts
Our guide to the famous English document, including articles, books and other resources about the eleventh century records.
Articles, books and videos about the most famous embriodery from the Middle Ages
It is a dream of many people to own their own medieval castle? Check out this section to see what is on the market
Now over 2100 articles listed on our site, including:
Vikings of Thule – Medieval MMORPG – Play it on Facebook
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – become an assassin in Renaissance Rome
Monty Python and the Holy Grail – a look back at this comedy about King Arthur
Guide to Carcassonne – travel guide to the famous French medieval city
Museum Secrets – new television series begins this month
Montague Heritage Services – we interview the owner of one of Ireland’s leading medieval re-enactment businesses
Medievalists on Twitter – a growing list of who to follow for tweets about the Middle Ages
Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400 to 1070, by Robin Fleming – review and author interview of a new book about the Angl0-Saxon age
The King’s Mistress, by Emma Campion – read our review of the latest novel from Emma Campion, as well as our video interview with the author
Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000 – 1300, by John France – review by Dana Cushing
Viking Age Archaeology, by Richard Hall – our video review of this short guide to the impact that the Vikings had on the British Isles during the Early Middle Ages and the archaeological remains they produced.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz – on the award winning children’s book
Medieval Fiction Novels
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