'Winter is Coming' and 'All Men Must Die' are Game of Thrones' watchwords. But do they offer clues to an ending for the show – and the books?
A thousand years of historical sources make it clear that migraine is more than just a headache.
This week’s episode of Game of Thrones saw a battle scene that some have claimed to be the greatest TV has ever seen.
The medieval period wasn't always dark and full of terrors
Henry II wouldn't be amused – but rehoming relics is a way of making peace with the past.
It looks as if the story of the red priestess Melisandre is only just getting started. But is she a prophet, or a witch?
What are the implications of the return of the Dothraki? Their real-life equivalent may have the answer.
It could all get rather violent.
Anglo-Saxon opposition to the Norman conquest lasted for years after the Battle of Hastings.
Our expert joins the dots between the ancient kingdoms of yore and today's Northern Powerhouse.
How about some fowl play this Medieval Valentine’s day?
A windswept rock at what was the edge of the Medieval world is a fitting place for a Jedi hermit.
The requirement for marriage banns was introduced 800 years ago (almost to the day). Now there's talk of scrapping them.
Most of the flavor combinations and traditions we've come to associate with the holiday date back to the Middle Ages.
The clocks going back hold the tantalising promise of an extra hour in bed. But the modern attitude towards that champion of indolence, the sloth, shows that sloth is still very much a deadly sin.
Does Greyscale’s allure for contemporary audiences have to do with disfigurement?
At the time of Magna Carta a food revolution was taking place, which would no doubt have been reflected in the barons' celebrations.
The 13th century polymath Robert Grosseteste was ahead of his time when it came to understanding light, colour and the universe itself.
Six hundred years separate two post-election protests, but the issues at hand are strangely similar and the mistakes too easily repeated.
Game of Thrones never even approaches the slippery and surprising world of gender manipulation and redefinition that existed in medieval spirituality.