Back in the Middle Ages, as well as speaking English and Latin, many people living in Britain also spoke French.
The new Black Panther film has a lot in common with medieval romance tales.
How do different species have sex? Medieval illuminated manuscripts contain some surprisingly varied depictions.
Is the Grail the chalice from the Last Supper – or the Crucifixion? Does it contain the elixir of life? Or is it Mary Magdalene's womb?
The virgin martyrs were slaughtered to stop them speaking out, and yet their stories have prevailed.
Old habits die hard.
At one point, the Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Bretons and northern English were all "Kymry" - so what changed?
The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
Much of what the English know about the Vikings comes from the court of King Alfred – who didn't like them much.
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
Trump would not have had a great time navigating the political intrigue presented in the Icelandic Sagas.
Historic heroes like King Arthur have helped audiences through the ages to cope with troubling times.
The Welsh legend of St Dwynwen is anything but romantic.
There is an era that lends itself rather closer than the tired Nazi comparisons of Donald Trump. And it may have a far more useful message for us today.
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Mysterious lumps found at the bottom of a 7th-century burial ship have turned out to be bitumen from the Middle East. But how did they get there?
Due to recent restoration, the paintings are clearer than they have ever been over the last 600 years.
Women have always had to fight gender rules in order to gain power.
In the world of Harry Potter, beasts are to be protected, not feared. But this concern for monsters is hardly modern.
This week’s episode of Game of Thrones saw a battle scene that some have claimed to be the greatest TV has ever seen.