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Secret History of the Mongols

The Age of the Vikings

There is a sympathetic subtext running between the covers of this new book about the Vikings: please stop spreading so much nonsense in TV-series…<p>In …

Medieval Histories - Medieval Histories

Musée de Cluny opens again after a major renovation with an exhibition on Magical Unicorns from the Middle Ages and later…<p>News<p>New Books<p>New …

Medieval Histories - Medieval Histories

Musée de Cluny opens again after a major renovation with an exhibition on Magical Unicorns from the Middle Ages and later…<p>News<p>New Books<p>New …

Medieval Histories - Medieval Histories

Musée de Cluny opens again after a major renovation with an exhibition on Magical Unicorns from the Middle Ages and later…<p>News<p>New Books<p>New …

Medieval Histories - Medieval Histories

Musée de Cluny opens again after a major renovation with an exhibition on Magical Unicorns from the Middle Ages and later…<p>News<p>New Books<p>New …

A Quick Guide to Norse Gods

<i>The Norse pantheon includes some very interesting characters. This is a little guide to get you started about learning who these gods and goddesses</i> …

Ancient History

Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

The lethal stabbing that killed the English king was determined by finding a major mark on the interior surface of the skull.

Oldest cannonball found in England

A lead ball, believed to be the oldest surviving cannonball in England, has been found at Eagle Drive on the site of the Battle of Northampton.<p>The …

Possible Anne Boleyn portrait found using facial recognition software

Photograph: Ed Miller/BBC/Company Productions Ltd<p>Claire Foy and Damian Lewis as Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII in the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/15/1424021948620/36c961ce-a84d-4d15-83e7-e72db00356a8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Ed …

Henry VIII's evidence to support break with Rome turns up in Cornish library

Book of legal and philosophical advice on king’s efforts to have his marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled helped change the course of English history<p>A book which helped changed the course of English history, part of the evidence Henry VIII and his lawyers gathered in the 1530s to help win an …

Richard III unwilling participant in undignified pantomime

Pageant, feast, show? Judging from the media’s comments on the on-going reburial of Richard III, it seems appropriate the Queen of England has kept …

Richard III DNA tests uncover evidence of further royal scandal

Latest genetic tests reveal another break in the male line, potentially undermining the legitimacy of the entire House of Plantagenet<p>When scientists revealed last year that an adulterous affair had apparently broken the male line in Richard III’s family tree, they vowed to investigate further.<p>But …

The Reinterment of Richard III

Early on Leicester Cathedral appointed a Liturgy Committee to come up with a plan for the reinterment of Richard III. The result has now been …

Power behind the throne

For 20 NIU students, “<b>Game of Thrones</b>” isn’t merely the most entertaining show on television—it’s also among the most thought-provoking classes on …

Vikings Survived Greenland’s Harsh Weather for Centuries

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—Vikings in Greenland survived the Little Ice Age for much longer than previously thought, according to comprehensive studies of …

Archaeology

Ten Things To Know About Medieval Monsters

In their new picture book published by the British Library, Medieval Monsters, medieval historian Damien Kempf and art historian Maria L. Gilbert …

Vikings in the Isle of Lewis

The history of the Vikings in Lewis is an amazing story of how a Pictish life-world changed when Norse immigrants arrivedUntil the 9th century The …

The Knighting Ritual and Arm Delivery

The roots of the knighting ritual can be found in the 11th century. The evidence points to a set of rituals developed in the triangle of Normandy, …

6 Legendary Mercenary Armies From History

The Helmets from Sutton Hoo and Vendel in Sweden

Detailed study of the wider contexts of the burials at Sutton Hoo and Vendel in Sweden – and not least the helmets – helps to redraw the map of 7th …

Medieval Historical Fiction

How amazing: readers of historical fiction prefer reading novels set in the Middle Ages. Authors prefer to write about the 19th – 20th century!Since …

The Discovery of the Holy Lance

On June 15th, 1098, the army of the First Crusade discovered the Holy Lance – the very spear that had pierced Christ’s side on the cross - in the …

World History

Large Viking Hall found in Reykjavik in Iceland

Archaeologists digging on Lækjargata in central Reykjavik were looking for traces of a farm cottage built in 1799 – and found a Viking longhouse 900 …

Viking Sword Discovered in Norway

OSLO, NORWAY—A sword from the late Viking Age has been discovered in a burial in Langeid, a village in southern Norway. “Although the iron blade has …

Archaeology

The First Vikings

<b>According to historians,</b> the Viking Age began on June 8, A.D. 793, at an island monastery off the coast of northern England. A contemporary chronicle …

Archaeology

Viking Worlds. Things, Spaces and Movement

Viking halls, regional judicial places, oath rings, door keys, leadworking and much more figures in a fascinating new book on Viking WorldsViking …

Scandinavian Amulets in Viking Age Poland

Scandinavian amulets like Thor’s Hammers, figures, miniature weapons, anchors, wheels and other types have been found in ports of trade witnessing to …