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Political and Cultural Relations between Norway and England after the Conquest

What I want to suggest here is that there were important connection between Anglo-Norman England and Scandinavian literature and culture as well, even though the Anglo-Norman kings and writers increasingly looked to the continent for modes of explaining their society.

Is the Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain?

Reports suggest the Bayeux Tapestry – one of the most famous pieces of medieval art – will be loaned to the British Museum for several months.

Is it medieval or mediaeval?

Why do we have these two spellings, and why has medieval become more popular?

New Medieval Books: The Anglo-Saxon World

Here are five (plus one) new books about Anglo-Saxon England.

How the parrot tricked the knight

In the following story from the late twelfth-century, Alexander Neckham describes how deceitful parrots could be.

Which Medieval Battle Role Would You Be Given?

This test allows you to discover which role on a medieval battlefield you would be given.

Medieval Castle for Sale in Italy: Torre di Fiume

Located on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, this eleventh-century castle has recently been restored.

Must-see objects at the Bodleian Treasures

This exhibition contains 21 pairs of carefully selected items. Most of these are manuscripts, but there are also a few other objects; together, they feature some of the Bodleian Libraries’ best collections.

New Medieval Books: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Celebrating the New Year by taking a look at these five new books on the Middle Ages.

Medieval Manuscripts: The Massacre of the Innocents and Flight into Egypt in the Bible moralisée of Naples

Taking a look at how the 14th century Bible moralisée of Naples portrays two episodes of Jesus’ life after his birth.

A Woman as Leader of Men: Joan of Arc’s Military Career

Though she was radically different from other contemporary military leaders, her troops followed her with a loyalty unsurpassed by any other late-medieval captain.

Dangers of Noncritical Use of Historical Plague Data

When scholars fail to apply source criticism or do not reflect on the content of the data they use, the reliability of their results becomes highly questionable.

Our Future is Our Past: Corporate Medievalism in Dystopian Fiction

Predictions of a return to the past have also inspired the dystopian visions of Octavia Butler’s Earthseed duology, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake duology, and Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy

M.R. James: The Medievalist that Turned Ghost Storyteller

As a scholar in Medieval Studies M. R. James published countless works on medieval manuscripts and church history, but, perhaps most of all to his surprise, he is better known today for his ghost stories.

New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella

Five new books, spanning from Egypt at the beginning of the Middle Ages, to Italy at the end.

Will the Real Guinevere Please Stand Up?

If you’ve ever watched soap operas chances are good you’re familiar with the trope of the evil twin. But did you know it extends even into Arthurian legend?

Quiz: Ancient and Medieval Theatre

Can you answer these 43 questions about the history of the theatre, from the ancient Greeks to the end of the Middle Ages?

How to get a Nuremberg Chronicle’s Hairstyle

Janet Stephens’s tutorial for creating 15th century look on natural hair, using simple, period appropriate tools and techniques. Based on hairstyles of the Nuremberg Chronicle.

Castle for Sale in Tuscany

Located in the Tuscan hills near the town of Montalcino, Castel Verdelli dates back to the 14th century.

Take a look at the Luttrell Psalter

Watch Facsimile Finder’s video taking us through this fourteenth-century manuscript.

New Medieval Books: War, Politics and Beauty

From battles and wars to manuscripts and castles, here are five medieval books to explore.

The Watlington Hoard: The Viking Treasure that Marked the Foundation of England

Having you ever visited and been dazzled by Anglo-Saxon collection at the Ashmolean Museum, a priceless treasure hoard that the Museum has fought hard to keep earlier this year?

The Shakespeare Project Quiz

Test your knowledge on all things Shakespeare. This quiz includes his life, the times he lived in, the theater and his works. Enjoy! #GoShakespeare

Call for Papers: Omission – University of Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference 2018

From lost or damaged Medieval manuscripts to censored modernist texts, omissions have marked and shaped our critical practices.

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