The millennium King Arthur: the commodification of the Arthurian legend in the 20th century

<b>The millennium King Arthur: the commodification of the Arthurian legend in the 20th century</b><p>By David Pfanner<p>Master’s Thesis, Australian National …

King Arthur

Yes, White Supremacists, Some Vikings Were Muslims and Thor Was Brown

The archeological identification of stylized Arabic text for God (Allah) and Ali (the prophet Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law) in burial garments of …

Liberal View

How the people of Wales became Welsh

Mainland Britain in the early Middle Ages was very different to the country it is now. Rather than England, Scotland and Wales, the island consisted …


Who\'s who in the Bayeux Tapestry?

Here are nine images of people from the Bayeux Tapestry - do you know who they are?<p>Want to learn more about the Bayeux Tapestry? <b>Click here to check</b> …

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Anne Wohlcke<p>Jessie Childs<p>Second Edition<p>Norman Solomon<p>First Edition<p>Tanja Bueltmann, David T. Gleeson, and Don MacRaild<p>Second Edition<p>Ian …


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A subscription to our magazines is the best way to guarantee fast, direct delivery of the latest issue to your mailbox (or inbox) every two months. …


Support The Big Dig on Wheels

The School of Irish Archaeology is the choice of activity for the curious child. We take pride in introducing children to Ireland’s rich culture and …


5 stunning medieval towns in the Alps

THEY MAY NOT be as on-the-map as Munich, Zurich, and Salzburg, but the smaller spots hiding between the Alps’ jagged peaks, teeming with ancient …


See the Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts in Existence

Feel free to judge these books by their covers.<p>There are treasures to be found inside many medieval manuscripts, from pointing hands to menageries of …


Tweeting the Medieval

It began with a line from a medieval encyclopedia. Fewer than 140 characters typed into Twitter, it was an academic exercise to grapple with an …

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Inside The Unreal World Of Being A Medieval Times Wench

Yes, they serve Pepsi at Medieval Times. But no, they don't have utensils. Deal with it.<p>If you thought your office was stuck in the Dark Ages, you …

Why Donald Trump's 'Pussy Grabbing' Sexist Banter Would Be More at Home in Medieval Times

Trump's "locker room talk" could come straight out of the middle ages.


Weinstein & Hollywood's Secular, Liberal Indulgences | RealClearPolitics

In the late Middle Ages the Roman Catholic church came under fire by reformers for the sale of indulgences to church congregants. Corrupt priests …

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The Earliest Known Surviving Western Medieval Metaphysics Commentary

<b>The Earliest Known Surviving Western Medieval Metaphysics Commentary</b><p>By Rega Wood<p><i>Medieval Philosophy and Theology</i> Vol. 7 (1998)<p>Detail of a miniature …


Minecraft and The Middle Ages: All About Teaching.

Chang’an from John Miller on Vimeo.The simple architectural elements of the game make <i>Minecraft</i> ideal to be used in teaching about the Middle Ages. …

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‘Becoming English’: Nationality, Terminology, and Changing Sides in the Late Middle Ages

Late medieval English chronicles contain several puzzling references to the idea of people 'becoming English' by changing allegiance, usually in the …

Middle Ages

‘No deal’ Brexit plan suspiciously similar to Middle Ages

GOVERNMENT plans for leaving the EU without a trade deal seem to involve living in a 14th century agrarian society, experts have noted.


Law and Mental Competency in Late Medieval England

Between the late thirteenth century and 1540, when Henry VIII established the Court of Wards and Liveries, the English royal courts oversaw hundreds …

Topping Off a Tournament

In the tournament, a crest was an unusual and eye-catching piece of a knight's equipment.

Women in Domesday

Four women may be taken as typical of the sort of information Domesday includes, and the sort of women on whom it focusses.

Women's History

Mensuration in Early Medieval Barcelona

Various units of length are found in use in early medieval Barcelona, but the dexter is by far the most common. However, the interpretation of its …


Freyja and Freyr: Successors of the Sun – On the absence of the sun in Nordic saga literature

Why is the Sun is missing in Nordic saga literature, considering its vital role in the religious life in the Bronze Age North?


The Nineteenth Century Memory of Renaissance Italian Warfare: Ercole Ricotti and Jacob Burckhardt

Renaissance Italian military history is a sad story of devolution, culminating in conquest by foreign powers. It stands as a “distant mirror” of the …


The Lives and Deaths of Young Medieval Women: The Osteological Evidence

Osteology, the study of human skeletal remains, can provide substantial and detailed information on growth, health and daily life of the general …


The Princesses Who Might have been Hostages: The Custody and Marriages of Margaret and Isabella of Scotland, 1209-1220s

In 1209, stemming from the Treaty of Norham, Scottish hostages were sent south into England. Margaret and Isabella, daughters of King William of …

Magna Carta

4 places you must visit on a trip to Florida

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Planning a holiday in Florida? Then be sure to include these top four destinations on your travels: <b>1. Miami …


How Can We Untangle White Supremacy From Medieval Studies?

A conversation with Australian scholar Helen Young.A scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman Invasion of 1066. As we've been covering at</i> …


‘Lost chapel’ of Westminster Palace revealed in new 3D model

The first dedicated House of Commons chamber, destroyed in the 1834 Palace of Westminster fire, has been reconstructed with the help of 3D …


The Battle of Nicopolis (1396), Burgundian Catastrophe and Ottoman Fait Divers

The Battle of Nicopolis was the first major encounter between the Ottoman Empire and the Western European states of the later Middle Ages.

World History

Morbidity and mortality of leprosy in the Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, nearly everyone in Europe was exposed to the disfiguring, painful and ostracizing disease of leprosy. But did contracting the …

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