The distant past is not often illustrated with plentiful descriptions of everyday life. Instead, the picture has to be put together from different sources, piece by piece, like a jigsaw. But there are often still gaps, which can be filled with historically informed creativity.
The medieval parish church was the meeting point of many different things, both sacred and secular.
How did women experience warfare in early medieval Britain?
The court of William Rufus, son of the Conqueror, was known as a ‘brothel of male prostitutes’.
Why are medieval women largely absent from current discussions of Armenia’s past?
The hidden meaning of a medieval pen-twister.
Hildegard of Bingen died on 17 September 1179.
William Chester Jordan’s study of one of medieval Europe’s great monastic rivalries suggests that social mobility may have been more common in the Middle Ages than historians previously thought.
Medieval French monarchs used – and abused – the charismatic power of religious women.
In our latest podcast, Dan Jones discusses the year 1147, when the Second Crusade was launched.