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.
Nine centuries after it was commissioned to celebrate the Norman Conquest, the famed tapestry is finally going to visit England.
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?
A forensic dig into early British history means we can finally understand the heroes and stories that created a composite king.
Old habits die hard.
At one point, the Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Bretons and northern English were all "Kymry" - so what changed?
Historically, there have been numerous cultural manifestations of austerity that shed light on its enduring appeal.
In history, as in historical fantasy, women have an uneasy and dangerous path to power.
The new series will bring several strong women into conflict with each other – just like the Wars of the Roses.
The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
Each year at Easter, Christians recreate the spectacularly violent end of Jesus's life, raising some tough questions about the depiction of suffering on stage.
Whatever drove villagers to dig up the dead and mutilate their corpses may seem to strange to us, but it was evidently real for them.
Trump would not have had a great time navigating the political intrigue presented in the Icelandic Sagas.