Isabela is passionate about Latin and devoted her PhD thesis to bring to life the most accurate and precise version of the key to our western languages, the most ancient book in Latin: Alcuin’s Ars Grammatica.
Were the Vikings really filing their own teeth and why?
Heraldry, the use and identification of these symbols, developed slowly over the course of the Middle Ages, and expanded its use and reach across Europe, eventually settling in a language still used today for official coats of arms and flags.
Novels like The Dark is Rising call upon the Middle Ages in the way someone might hum a bit of a favourite tune as they walk along the street.
Looking at time travel films as a genre, there seem to be more medieval time travel films than those to all other periods combined.
Under King John’s rule, England was placed under papal interdict for over six years.
In 1198, Eleanor of Aquitaine gave lands to Robert le Saucier, the bailiff of Domfront and kitchen officer of the English queen. Robert built a manor house, located near the Norman town of La Haute-Chapelle.
The article contains research on the narratives describing the battle of the Bridge Gate (March 6, 1098), which took place during the siege of Antioch by the Crusaders.
The ruins of a Scottish castle dating back to the 16th century can be yours for just £130,000.
What were the most important news stories for medievalists from the past 12 months? Here is our list.
Israeli archaeologists have discovered a set of seven gold coins stashed in small clay juglet. The coins date back to the ninth century.
For the final episode of The Medieval Podcast in 2019, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to talk about the some of the top medieval-related news stories and their personal highlights from the last year.
The classic view of museums are like churches: Solemn places in which the priesthood of Connoisseurship guards its treasures like holy relics and hands down interpretations like papal bulls.
France’s culture ministry has announced that “Christ Mocked” a painting by the 13th century artist Cimabue, is to be kept in the country as a national treasure.
Art experts have experienced something of a Christmas miracle after discovering what could be a 16th century painting of a nativity scene hidden under another work of art.
Here are five foods associated with Christmas that originated in the Middle Ages.
Birch bark tar was used in prehistoric times in England. Now, researchers have discovered that this manufactured product was even used in early medieval England.
If you wanted to see the manger where Jesus Christ was born, or the finger bones of Saint Nicholas (the original Santa Claus), you could have done so at an English abbey in the 15th century.
The associations between women and weapons in the Viking Age are far more intricate than some people would have expected.
A closer examination of the medieval sources, however, reveals that this festival never actually existed.
In 1527, the Bruges fishmonger Thomas Haghebaert shouted at the governors of his guild: ‘I will have nothing to do with you or the magistracy. I sh*t on you and on the aldermen and on all those who think they can harm me!’
In the Mamluk state there were several ways to avoid being executed, including physical beauty.
Many foods still enjoyed around the world were invented in the Middle Ages, such as these six foods and drinks.
Our next book in the Book of the Month Club will be Early Medieval Stone Monuments: Materiality, Biography, Landscape, edited by Howard Williams, Joanne Kirton and Meggen Gondek.