Cnut the Great is one of the overlooked English kings. Maligned as aprimitive Viking conqueror, the story has most often been told as a civilising project carried out by Emma. Not so in this new biography.
The archaeologist, Anne Pedersen, has painstakingly sifted through the reports of excavations of Viking warrior tombs in Denmark. New book tells the story
We may feel that nature is given. But it is also a significant cultural and historical construct. New book offers introduction to environmental history
Environmentalism covers the ancient idea that environments and climate influences our mentalities. New book offers an introduction
New series in environmental humanities aim to offer interdisciplinary approaches to medieval, early modern, and global pre-industrial cultures
In Anglo-Norman England, the Benedictines found innovative ways to venerate Mary as the Mother of Mercy exhibiting her as the favourite enemy of the Jews.
Mary of Mercy sheltering her devotees beneath her blue cape is a beloved icon of faithful Christians. A new book traces the history of this emblem.
Why is South always on top of medieval Islamic Maps? And why are the islands in the Mediterranean placed like pearls on a string ? New book tells the story.
A lifetime of scholarship plus fifteen years of hard work has been invested in David Bates’ new biography of William the Conqueror. We should be grateful!
The Crusades were much more than just adventurous escapades into the peripheries of European Christendom. They were also powerful loci for memory.
Love a good medieval read? Pick up the ‘Tales from The Long Twelfth Century’ by Richard Huscroft and read all about the 'Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire'.
The great age of Apus Anglicanum fell between 1200 - 1400. New book explores the many facets of this magnificent art-form and the preserved pieces
From 1250 - 1350 English embroidery - Opus Anglicanum - made queens, kings and popes very avaricious. Catalogue to exhibition 2016 tells the story
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
Charles IV was known as an agile youth with a penchant for taking part in tournaments. However, in 1350 he was severely crippled
Tarascon is a small town located on the banks of the river Rhône between Arles and Avignon at an old Roman junction. Extensive toll registers from the 14th century shed light on life in Late Medieval Province.