"Fara" is an enigmatic term. Traditionally meant to designate an Germanic agnatic clan or lineage as well as a band of brothers, the meaning still eludes us.
Some may think that medieval gardens were all about cabbages, beans and medicinal herbs. But gardens also came to be intended for lush and frivolous play
Rumour has it this Book of Hours accompanied Richard III to the Battle of Bosworth. Later defaced by the mother of Henry VII, it has now been digitised.
Late medieval manuscripts are filled with lovely interiors. New book delights in showing off the decorative details and explain the stories behind
Medieval creativity: While Vikings huddled around long fires, the French sat with their backs to chimneys and the Germans invented tiled ovens.
New Czech study raises the question whether a caesarean section was successfully carried out in Prague in the 14th century.
Hans Brask was bishop of Linköping in Östergötland from 1513 – 1527. He is primarily known for his household book with calendar, menus and regulations
From Sweden comes an old bishop’s manual dating from c. 1520. It tells the story of how Christmas was celebrated in Linköping in Östergötland.
n Late Medieval Germany, Christmas turned into a family event. How did this come about and why?
Was the medieval Christmas primarily a religious feast? Or a boisterous folk-festival? The answer is probably both!
St. Kilda is a small group of islands far off the West Coast of the Outer Hebrides. Inhabited for at least four millennia it has a rich medieval past.
At some point at the end of the 13th century luxury silk industries emerged in Paris. Sharon Farmer tells the story in a new book out in November 2016
Popes, Bishops, Abbots, Kings and Queens! All were willing to do anything to lay their hands on the sumptuous English embroideries - Opus Anglicanum
In the Early Middle Ages eels were abundant and served as comfort food for hungry peasants. Later it turned into a very expensive delicatessen.
The eel is a curious animal. Now listed on the international red list of threatened species, it used to be the ubiquitous food for small holders and poor peasants in the early middle ages
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