The King Who Wasn't There

Belief in Prester John, a lost Christian king ruling over a distant kingdom, gripped medieval Europe for half a millennium. Once seen as a saviour, he would become an adversary.

Apocalypse Then: When The World Didn’t End

Despite the religious rupture caused by the Reformation, fear of the Apocalypse remained common to both sides of western Christendom. But older, classical ideas of an eternal return were at work, too.

The Ascension

A master of the early Renaissance depicts the moment that Christians regard as the confirmation of Jesus’ divinity.