The 14th century was a period of great upheaval. People yearned for the good old days, when everyone knew their place, prices were lower and kings were better.
Four historians evaluate perceptions of Rome’s eastern successor beyond the piety, icons, bureaucracy and gold of Byzantium.
Medieval historians are a small band. Departed greats such as James Campbell remain with us as long as we seek their opinions.
The Norman Conquest brought French kings, language and culture across the Channel. What did that mean for medieval England?
The Knights Templar’s modern reputation is a myth that disguises their role as state-builders and diplomats.
On 16 February 1270, the Livonian Knights were defeated at the Battle of Karuse.
In the Icelandic sagas communal feasting served as cornerstone of celebration. A thousand years on, these cautionary tales still offer sage advice for the Yule festivities.
The Hundred Years War Vol 5: Triumph and Illusion by Jonathan Sumption charts the English downfall and France’s triumph to bring the epic five-volume history to its conclusion.
How a vision led Edmund of Abingdon to elevate the role of Medieval teacher to saintly levels.
Repulsive revelations of bodily infestations were viewed by some in medieval Europe as proof of sanctity. But for most, parasites were just plain disgusting.