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?
Virtual reality model of the west wall of the guild chapel, Stratford on Avon.
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Due to recent restoration, the paintings are clearer than they have ever been over the last 600 years.
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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.
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This week’s episode of Game of Thrones saw a battle scene that some have claimed to be the greatest TV has ever seen.
How many of these do you find in history books?
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The medieval period wasn't always dark and full of terrors
A detail from Stanisław Wyspiański’s “Macierzynstwo” (1905).
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
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It looks as if the story of the red priestess Melisandre is only just getting started. But is she a prophet, or a witch?
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What are the implications of the return of the Dothraki? Their real-life equivalent may have the answer.
Alteractions between town and gown go back a long way.
It could all get rather violent.
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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.
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The tiltyard – like the football pitch – was an important arena in which men could demonstrate their prowess in front of a vast audience.
Lovebirds in the 14th-century Codex Manesse (Cod. Pal. germ. 848, f. 249v).
How about some fowl play this Medieval Valentine’s day?
The defloration rite, 1484.
The Anglo-Saxons can teach us plenty about sex and the labels we assign to ourselves today.
The requirement for marriage banns was introduced 800 years ago (almost to the day). Now there's talk of scrapping them.
Catch those z’s.
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.
The Greatest Mind You’ve Never Heard Of.
The 13th century polymath Robert Grosseteste was ahead of his time when it came to understanding light, colour and the universe itself.
Made glorious summer by this sun of York.
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By an accident of history, Richard III met his death on a battlefield near Leicester. Now, this has transformed the city.
The stock pantomime villain.
This summer in June, the Queen will retrace King John’s steps along the three-and-a-half miles from Windsor Castle to Runnymede to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the revered document that came to…