Two precious manuscripts hidden in a bank vault survived the Allied bombing of Dresden, but one wound up in Soviet hands — until it was smuggled home.
The Monty Python star was also a highly respected author on Chaucer and the writer of a series of children's history books.
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 and disbanded in 1307, this religious order has been misunderstood ever since.
A handful of manuscripts remain which give researchers valuable insights into medieval science.
In medieval England using magic was a bit like drug use today: against the law and seen as immoral, but still widespread across society.
One of the most sacred relics in the Christian world was saved from the Notre Dame fire. Here is its history.
Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.
From Scarecrow to Scabby William, what can medieval names tell historians today?
In his text Fire of Love, Rolle has a few interesting things to say about medieval gender relations.
The latest film from the wizarding world JK Rowling echoes ancient themes of covens and devil worship.
The history of why witchcraft was seen as a woman's work.
The HBO series can tell us a lot about how we view the Medieval world.
How medieval scientists grappled with the conflicting 'truths' of creationism and the eternity of the world.
In the 1850s, the women's dress reform movement advocated for a return to medieval design. The practice continues today.
Monarchs and prime ministers have spent centuries working out which decisions need to be made in public.
Since the middle ages, scholars have been saying that our dates might be out by decades.
The Vikings have become synonymous with voyages and violence, but a new exhibition at the Melbourne Museum demonstrates their domestic and spiritual side.
Essays On Air: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero.
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Joan of Arc has been depicted as a national heroine, nationalist symbol, a rebellious heretic and a goodly saint. Forget Wonder Woman and Batman – Jeanne d’Arc may be our one and only true superhero.
How do different species have sex? Medieval illuminated manuscripts contain some surprisingly varied depictions.
An unlikely combination of artists, medieval historians, philosophers and scientists have converged to create an exhibition of glass artworks.