On the edge of the Fenlands at Oikington an Anglo-Saxon man named Hoch built a farm sometime in the 5th century. here, his family was buried
New studies of the use of the fluid landscape in the Early Medieval Fenlands point to a continuity in the settlement-structure from pre-Roman times
The Anglo-Saxon hermit, St. Guthlac, had a career reaching from aristocratic warrior over monastic visionary to patron saint of Crowland Abbey
For a long time a number of research projects have explored the culturally fluid landscape of the Medieval Fenlands in Eastern England. New book tells the story
Rendelsham is located five km north-east of Sutton Hoo and known as an early Anglo-Saxon emporium. Recently a royal mead-hall was discovered there
Ramzan Kadyrov, dressed in medieval armour, celebrated the winnings of Putin by 98% at a medieval style party in Grozny in the Russian republic of Chechnya
Tracing residential mobility trough isotopic analysis demonstrates once more that grave-goods and funeral practice cannot be used as ethnic markers
Exhibition at the Met shows the art, the religious fervour and the inspiration, which medieval Jerusalem offered to Jews, Christians and Muslims 1000 – 1400
The Power of the Harp is a medieval ballad attested in a Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic. It tells the story of a frightful fall of fair maiden from a stumbling palfrey and into a river.
Icelandic Viking horses are known for they ambling gait. Following the gene, scientists now suggest that the first Icelandic horses were in fact English
Understanding the Staffordshire Hoard is not an easy task. Was it the stock of a goldsmith, hidden and then lost? A sacrifice of valuables from a vanquished enemy? Or the wilful burial of the wealth and symbols of the Mercians’ ancestors?
Bede used charters and other written documents while writing his histories. Careful sifting of the evidence reveals that he also used a now lost “Tribal Hidage”.
The economic history of Medieval Sweden is entwined with the early development of proto-industrial iron works and mining in the region north of Stockholm.
A major European medieval events is the twelve-day-festival in Santa Maria da Feira in Portugal. Recently the motives behind participation were explored.
Charles IV was obsessed with collecting holy relics. Among these, the Royal Relics, assisted Charles in the creation of himself as a sacral king.
New book explores the monastic culture in Western European Catholic and Russian Orthodox monasteries and convents from the Medieval and early Modern Period
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