Famous for its charming reflections on the art of horsemanship, the Livro do Cavalgar from the 15th century provides a fine introduction to jousting
New book follows explores in detail Henry of Lancaster’s Expedition to Aquitaine, 1345-1346 and the practicalities of waging war in the Late Middle Ages
Every month we stumble upon minor news from the Medieval World. The accumulated list for June can be enjoyed at leisure here
Since 1985 a huge number of excavations in medieval Spain has been carried out. Fascinating book presents an overview of the Archaeology of Medieval Spain
Puzzled by the Later Middle Ages? New book offers help to under-graduates studying late medieval history, its institutions and way of life
Fascinated with Tudor royal feasts and food? Free online course on “Royal Food and Feasting” is offered by the University of Reading.
Norwich is planning to recreate itself as the “Gate to Medieval England”. The idea is to create a truly “immersive world of Henry I” at the Norman castle
A plaque marks the spot of the grave of Henry I at Reading Abbey. However, the exact location is uncertain and archaeologists are now scanning the ground to find it
Henry I was the fourth son of William the Conqueror. Nevertheless, he ended up ruling England and Normandy in the spirit of his father.
Last week, three amateur archaeologists found the largest treasure hoard of Viking gold ever discovered in Denmark. It weighs nearly a kilo.
The zodiac sign for summer is Cancer. Mythology tells us, it was all about Hercules, but the rest of us know it is about a delicatessen – crayfish
The Vita Caroli Quarti of Charles IV (1316 – 1378) is one of the earliest royal autobiographies written. A new edition celebrates the 700-year anniversary
What is your preferred platform to read the news form the medieval world? As an App, In a Flipboard Magazine? In Newsify? Via our Newsletter?
This book offers an examination of the ways in which the fluid concept of “chivalry” has been used and appropriated after the middle ages.
The Middle Ages will in the minds of most drum up images of Medieval Chivalry. CUP have now (2016) published an invaluable guide by Kaeuper
Geoffrey de Charny was the first documented owner of the Shroud of Turin and an accomplished knight, who wrote a famous handbook of Chivalry.
The Turin Shroud is one of the most contested relics in Christianity. New article (2016) calls for renewed studies of the ancient DNA in the blood-stains
How come the economy did not ground to a halt after 1349 – 50, but rather witnessed growth? New article aims to shed light on this conundrum
Medieval Famines occurred from time to time. The question is whether some individuals were more prone than others to outlive a period of harsh conditions.
The May issue of the journal, Early Medieval Europe, is packed with articles about politics and texts in Carolingian Europe
Medieval Encounters aims to promote discussion and dialogue about the interactions of Jewish, Christian and Muslim culture
New issue of Gesta published by the International Center of Medieval Art offers a number of exciting studies of medieval art.
Choir Stalls were some of the most important pieces of art in medieval cathedrals with their complex imagery and craftsmanship
1270 the last crusade ended in a total disaster when Saint-Louis died and the navy was destroyed. A lesson for our time? asks a new book.
Medieval History Books 2016
Totally unfair, we have highlighted a handful of books on Medieval History, which we are looking forward to in 2016….
Medieval Anniversaries 2016
1016 Cnut the Great Conquered England and in 1066 William the Conqueror defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings. However, more anniversaries are in the pipeline….
Medieval Exhibitions 2016
This year opens with a number of exhibitions on medieval matters of the more esoteric kind. However, autumn will bring a major exhibition in Paris on the Merovingians….