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
This paper examines mental health in cases of homicide, including how and why proving lack of intent diverted the guilty from the most serious punishments.
It’s more than just 1,845 acre, with 17 farmsteads and a pub – Laxton is the last remaining example of a medieval Open Field System and Court Leet.
Rebellion in Late-Medieval and Early Modern England has generally been regarded as posing little military threat to the realm, with conflicts between loyalists and insurgents commonly dismissed as one-sided routs of hopelessly outclassed, poorly armed peasants.
This thesis comprises a chronological study of different historical accounts of Edward IV’s life and reign from his life until the early eighteenth century.
How Stephen of Blois was able to go from Norman count to the King of England in less than a month.
Ravaging land, burning crops, stealing livestock and killing peasants: this is how war was fought in the middle ages. These tactics constituted a form of warfare that minimised the dangers of meeting an enemy in battle, while maximising the destruction that could be inflicted upon the opposition.
Keele University scientists have discovered a road created by the Knights Templar after the recent heatwave exposed the long-hidden foundations.
The Introduction to the Medieval Warfare magazine issue on ‘A War for England – the First Barons’ War’
The aim of this thesis is to explain why differences arose between Norwegian, Danish and English towns with regard to their economic functions
If you find yourself in the English town of Portsmouth, Minjie Su suggests a visit to the Mary Rose – to see the remains of the famous 16th century ship.
The large French expeditionary force that landed in England in May 1216 allied with baronial rebels against King John to divide the country for eighteen months. For a year the French occupied and ruled the richest one-third of England, including the capital, London.
Discover 10 curious facts you might not know about Great Britain’s most famous cathedrals.