How ‘lore’, a largely neglected medieval word, has found a new lease of life in fandom.
What does it mean to be happy? For poets, medieval and modern, joy comes in many forms.
The ceremony for coronations may have changed, but its echoes stretch back a millennium.
March has two of the year’s most important anniversaries: the creation of the world and the creation of time.
Not a queen or a saint, witch or idealised lady-love, the Wife of Bath is a much-married working woman and an enthusiastic traveller.
Is the Buckinghamshire countryside tame commuter belt or wild border-country? It depends when you visit.
Winter has always been a time of heightened anxiety, but it may be easier to bear when we face it together.
The lessons contained in Ælfric of Eynsham’s Colloquy are impervious to time.
Historians often take creative liberties when setting the scene, but at what point does it become misleading?
Writing in troubled times, Julian of Norwich realised that consolation only has meaning if it takes pain seriously.