Despite persecution, Catholics survived in Protestant England. For the authorities, they were a problem with a silver lining.
The medieval period was a golden age of saints and miracles, but they were met with a healthy dose of scepticism.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries is a well-worn tale. Are we getting the whole story?
In 17th-century Tuscany and Malta some women were able to hold their abusers, members of the clergy, to account.
The dissolution of the monasteries as a series of decisions and indecisions.
The history of England’s Jewish community in a period of revolution.
Two Hindu gods discover an abandoned child while following the wind’s path.
The introduction of chocolate to the Catholic world caused a dilemma: could it be eaten? Should it be given up for Lent?
When Roman forces burned the Temple in Jerusalem in AD 70, the Flavian dynasty thought it had defeated the Jewish god in the name of Jupiter. It was mistaken.
Unmasking an audacious saintly fraud in early modern Naples.