Tim Shephard, University of Sheffield Did you once put a poster of your favourite music artist on your bedroom wall? Are there a few faded gig T-shirts in your bottom … Continue Reading Band Posters of the Renaissance: How Medieval Music Fans Showed Off Their Taste
Clare Downham, University of Liverpool We’ve seen it all in documentaries and dramas. The Viking Age begins as hordes of Vikings leap ashore from their long-ships, in a lightening raid … Continue Reading What Medieval Sources Reveal About The True Nature of the Vikings
Leah Tether, University of Bristol Type “Holy Grail” into Google and … well, you probably don’t need me to finish that sentence. The sheer multiplicity of what any search engine … Continue Reading What Exactly is the Holy Grail – and Why Has its Meaning Eluded Us For Centuries?
Rebecca Thomas, University of Cambridge Britain in the early Middle Ages was very different to the country it is now. Rather than England, Scotland and Wales, the island consisted of … Continue Reading How the people of Wales Became Welsh
Fiona Edmonds, University of Cambridge The medieval world has a powerful hold over our modern imaginations. We continually revisit this murky period of history in fictional frolics such as Game … Continue Reading From Medieval Kings to Modern Politics: The Origins of England’s North-South Divide
Winston Black, University of Tennessee It’s often said that there was no tradition of scientific medicine in medieval times. According to the usual narrative of the history of progress, medicine … Continue Reading Forget Folk Remedies, Medieval Europe Spawned a Golden Age of Medical Theory
Toadbollock, Dustiberd and Lytillskyll: Historian on What Names Can Tell Us About Everyday Medieval Life
Catherine Clarke, University of Southampton Let me take you for a stroll down the high street of 12th-century Winchester – one of the great cities of medieval England – and … Continue Reading Toadbollock, Dustiberd and Lytillskyll: Historian on What Names Can Tell Us About Everyday Medieval Life