Ever so often we stumble on some minor medieval news which do not merit a full article, but nevertheless, deserve a short notice.
Is medieval history really bunk? Not if you’re a cabinet minister. In a recent article in the Guardian, Historians are quoted as hitting back as former skills minister Robert Halfon seeks to axe the subject’s funds. According to historians, medieval history matters as it seemingly helps politicians to get elected… another argument, though not raised, might have been that the peculiar political landscape in Europe cannot be understood without deep knowledge of the political and cultural changes in the 5th and 6th centuries, when the Barbarian sucessor-kingdoms laid the foundation for the future national and regional landscapes of Europe – ultimately leading to such happenings as even brexit.