By focusing and reassessing the plants that form the 9 charm herb and comparing to archaeological evidence can new conclusions be made about early medieval herbal remedies?
The Norman Conquest is one of the most momentous events in English history and its consequences changed England forever. Indeed, the Battle of Hastings and its aftermath nearly wiped out the leading families of Anglo-Saxon England – so what happened to the children this conflict left behind?
A look at four men – Robert Curthose, William Clito, Theobald II and Eustace – who almost became the King of England. Why didn’t they reach the throne?
We tend to think of the Templars as warriors, but with the caveat that they could not fight against fellow Christians. There were exceptions, however. Even the Templars could act as hands-off mercenaries in the murky world of medieval politics.
The extraordinary story of how the Templars stepped up to act as diplomats for England’s least diplomatic king.
In honour of the new discoveries around the princes in the tower, Danièle delves into some other mysterious deaths and disappearances in English royal history.
A unique English history, it lists and explains the important and less-than-important events that took place from the reign of Henry II to Richard III. Arranged chronologically, it allows the reader to track the day-to-day history of English rulers and their subjects.
Can studying medieval Europe in New Zealand, with a New Zealand context, ever really be relevant?
Professor Eska offers a comparative analysis of early Irish and British legal texts and contextualizes them within broader legal traditions.
The death of a medieval queen was often an occasion for great sorrow throughout their own country – even more so when the…
A quick guide to William I (c.1028-1087), Duke of Normandy and King of England, one of the most famous rulers of the medieval era.
Have you read the version where Harold Godwinson survived the Battle of Hastings?
Repairs have been completed at Merton Castle. The ruined 12th-century fortification was at risk of collapse, but thanks to £288,840 in funding the site has been stabilized.
A project mapping medieval England’s known murder cases has now added Oxford and York to its street plan of London’s 14th-century homicides, and found that Oxford’s student population was by far the most lethally violent of all social or professional groups in any of the three cities.
While billed as covering from Roman times to today, the bulk of this book focuses on the 13th to 16th centuries, a period of long conflict between Scotland and England.
The Templars wanted peace in the West – but if that was not possible, they could turn moral outrage into money for the defence of the East.
Even the Templars, one of the medieval world’s most masculine institutions, were eager to get in touch with their feminine side when money and power was at stake.
A historian searching through manuscripts in the United Kingdom’s National Archive in Kew has uncovered a fourteenth-century document that describes the extraordinary criminal career of John of Tintern, abbot of a Benedictine monastery in Wiltshire.
What was England’s weather like in the year 1269? Thanks to a fascinating document possibly written by Roger Bacon, we have a detailed weather report.
What do we know about the deaths of medieval kings? Here is how History of the Dukes of Normandy and the Kings of England reports the deaths of kings Harold to John.
This timely book examines extreme weather events that struck Britain during the latter half of the Middle Ages.
The Templars went on to achieve great things and a high-profile reputation. But they came from very humble beginnings. In Britain, they got off to a very difficult start.
Reading Abbey was built as a royal mausoleum by King Henry I; a great architectural statement made by a king who has been described as the most powerful of his time in Western Europe
Cryptic comments in two medieval sources suggest that the English king died of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection that was spreading among elites in the later Middle Ages.