Plague-wary Londoners tolerated mischievous red kites and ravens for their services to the city's sanitation.
With the plague decimating the ranks of laborers, surviving workers started pining for higher wages. When the monarchy responded by enacting taxes and restrictive labor laws, the peasants rebelled.
Yet again sexism rears its ugly head in this portrayal, from Arthurian legend, of a much maligned woman.
From Scarecrow to Scabby William, what can medieval names tell historians today?
Monarchs and prime ministers have spent centuries working out which decisions need to be made in public.
The panic about British children reaching puberty younger is unwarranted. Medieval skeletons provide a different answer.
The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
Religious and secular festivals followed the rhythm of the seasons to provide a balance between work, prayer and leisure for medieval Britons.
Historic heroes like King Arthur have helped audiences through the ages to cope with troubling times.
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?
Students and faculty are demanding universities declare themselves sanctuary campuses. Historically, sanctuary offered both legal and moral protection for the vulnerable.