Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is currently in the process of delivering a NLHF funded redevelopment of the medieval castle spaces. This will result in the representation of the historical interiors of the 12th century keep on one floor and a British Museum partnership gallery exploring the medieval period on another.
The sinking of the White Ship in 1120 had far reaching repercussions for the Anglo-Norman hegemony, sparking a succession crisis and sowing the seeds of three decades of dynastic strife between the Conqueror’s grandchildren.
Here are five new books on England in the Middle Ages, including one which you can download for free.
This dissertation proposes that the roots of formal print censorship in England are to be found in earlier forms of intolerance which sought to enforce conformity and that censorship is not distinct from intolerance, but rather is another form of intolerance.
This study makes a case for the inclusion of the identity of the “female king,” specifically through the example of the early twelfth-century Empress Matilda, in trans studies.
It’s the spookiest season, which means it’s the perfect time to investigate medieval witches. This week, Danièle speaks with Gemma Hollman, author of Royal Witches, about some of the fifteenth century’s most high profile accusations of witchcraft.
This thesis provides a detailed and interdisciplinary analysis of one of medieval England’s most enduring saints’ cults: that of St Edmund of East Anglia.
It might be a surprise to some readers to know that this beverage was only introduced to England in the latter half of the fourteenth century, and that it arrived thanks to Dutch immigrants.
This work represents an exploration into the historiography of a hotly debated historical document known as Laudabiliter.
England’s painted past is at risk, English Heritage warned last month, as the charity revealed the catalogue of threats causing the country’s precious wall paintings to deteriorate and decay.
The 1259 pipe roll is certainly a vast and unwieldy manuscript roll, taking 23 rotulets and over 200,000 words to set out the accounts of 24 counties or pairs of counties.
The legend of Robin Hood has him and his Merry Men based in Sherwood Forest. But a closer look at the medieval tales suggests his hiding place was in a different forest.
At some point in 1362, one Robert de Berlay, servant in a gentry household in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was accused of impregnating Margery de Pickworth, the unmarried daughter of Thomas de Pickworth, a knight and Robert’s master.
A small medieval memorial brass has brought to light the sad story of a young girl whose short life, and tragic death, had previously gone unnoticed by historians and academics.
King Philip II of France mastered the art of foreign relations, and used his skills against Henry II, Richard I, and John.
The memoir of the court of Henry VII for the years of 1486-90, contained in BL, MS Cotton Julius B. XII, fols. 8v-66r, represents an invaluable source for the study of court and socio-political life during the early years of the reign of Henry VII.
A rare, original royal charter from the first year of King John’s reign has been discovered in Durham by a medieval historian from the University of Bristol
A University of Huddersfield researcher has won an award that will aid her journey into England’s medieval musical past.
If you had a terrible nightmare, would you see it as warning and try to change your ways?
Episode 3 of The Medieval Podcast – Taking a look into the Hundred Years’ War between England and France with David Green.
The battle of the Standard (1138) shall be used as a benchmark to assess the degree of assimilation between the Normans and English.
This thesis examines the nature of war and its impact on society in the English civil war, known as the Barons’ War, which was waged from 1264-67 between King Henry III and a baronial opposition led by Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester.
The late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed a great military transformation, one that heavily affected the peasantry in ways it had not before.
Symes makes the case in the journal Speculum that the final “Great Domesday Book” came years and perhaps decades later than the 1087 date to which it’s attributed