Rachel Moss

Medieval Millennials

When does a boy become a man? Medieval millennials were just as hard to define as those of today.

A Medieval Valentine’s Message

A letter from the teenager Margery Brews to her suitor John Paston contains the oldest surviving Valentine greeting in English. It is an extraordinary window on love and marriage in the late Middle Ages.

Medieval Fatherhood

The ‘hands-on’ parenting style, so often thought to be unique to modern western society, has deep roots in the family life of the Middle Ages, argues Rachel Moss.