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.
The medieval period wasn't always dark and full of terrors
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
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.
Archaeologists are launching a crowdfunded search for Lindisfarne monastery, famous for St Cuthbert and Lindisfarne Gospels.
Our expert joins the dots between the ancient kingdoms of yore and today's Northern Powerhouse.
The tiltyard – like the football pitch – was an important arena in which men could demonstrate their prowess in front of a vast audience.