From alliances, to open warfare; from tense meetings on bridges, to collective mourning at family funerals: French and English royalty were united by marriage and divided by war.
As conventional wisdom has it, Europe began to see the light at the end of a dark age sometime around 1500. Four experts try to date the birth of modernity.
The parliament of Kilkenny, which passed the eponymous Statute, opened on 18 February 1366.
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.