Medieval

Will the Real Guinevere Please Stand Up?

<b>By Nicole Evelina</b><p>If you’ve ever watched soap operas chances are good you’re familiar with the trope of the evil twin. But did you know it extends …

New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella

Five new books, spanning from Egypt at the beginning of the Middle Ages, to Italy at the end.<p><b>Dracula</b><p>By Matei Cazacu, translated by Nicole Mordarski, …

Bram Stoker

10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells

Irish monks spread the Christian faith all over Europe by their dedicated missions during the fifth, sixth and seventh centuries. The age-old …

Ireland

Going Medieval: 20 TV shows to watch while waiting for Game of Thrones season 8

Game of Thrones season 8 may not air until 2019. What should fans do during the long wait? How will they sate their yearnings for medieval and …

Game of Thrones

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists read three stories about something medieval making a comeback, only one of which is true.

Here's how the Christmas tree tradition started

Today, Christmas trees can be found all over the world, but medieval Germans were the first to fully embrace the tradition. Even before that, many cultures, including ancient Egyptians, worshipped evergreen trees and branches as a symbol of eternal life. Following is the text of the video.<p>Trees …

Christmas

'PM Taking Us Back To Medieval Times,' Says Congress President Rahul Gandhi

In his first address as Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking India back to the medieval …

India

Lasers and water gel used to restore Medieval altarpiece from Rimini

Conservators at Frankfurt’s Liebieghaus museum are restoring the Rimini Altar, one of the best-preserved, largest and most exquisite late Medieval …

Art

Quiz: Ancient and Medieval Theatre

Can you answer these 43 questions about the history of the theatre, from the ancient Greeks to the end of the Middle Ages?<p>Want to learn more about …

History

New U.S. embassy looks like something out of 'Star Trek' and it has a moat

Crazily expensive, incredibly secure, and visually stunning.<p>These are the first things that spring to mind when you see a medieval castle.<p>And those …

River Thames

Were Medieval People Racist? IV: Race, Religion, and Travel

<b>Part XXXVII in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by James Hill.</b> <b>You can find the rest of the special series here.</b><p>In my previous …

History

Why you’re drunk: Wine glasses are 7 times bigger than they used to be

The wine tasting room at the Vartely Winery in Moldova. (Photo: Leisa Tyler/LightRocket via Getty Images)Like many of us, you may be heading out for …

Offbeat News

Why Do We Propose on One Knee? | Reader's Digest

Photo: Shutterstock<p><b>Why Do We Propose on One Knee?</b><p>A traditional marriage proposal typically plays out like this: Your partner bends down on one knee, …

Lifestyle (Canada)

US embassy features London’s first new moat since medieval era

Description The new US embassy in London is due to open in JanuaryCredits Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty ImagesAlt Text The US Embassy in …

River Thames

Anarchists target Saudi embassy over Yemen conflict

A Greek anarchist group threw paint at Saudi Arabia's embassy in Athens at dawn on Thursday to protest against Riyadh's "medieval" repression and its …

Middle East

How local malls are trying to reinvent themselves in era of online shopping

Developers say that retail centers need to be thinking more about the overall experience than the stores themselves.

Baltimore

The Jericho River

<i>A fantasy novel about the history of Western Civilization</i><p><b>Winner at The Next Generation Indie Book Awards and London Book Festival and Bronze Medalist</b> …

Ancient History

What Happens to a Widow Who’s Un-Widowed?

By Danièle Cybulskie One thing that can definitely be said for the modern age is that it is much, much easier to communicate. Now, it’s expected for …

Marriage

Barrians battle for funding in BBC show

FOUR local people have been pitching their dream projects to improve the town of Barry, as part of new BBC TV series, Let’s Get a Good Thing …

Wales

Medieval Warfare VII.6 - The legend of El Cid

NewSale<p>Medieval Warfare VII.6 (pre-order)<p>Medieval Warfare VII.6 with The legend of El Cid<p>He was called The Campeador and El Cid, but what do we …

War

Love Between Muslim and Jew in Medieval Spain: A Triangular Affair

<b>Love Between Muslim and Jew in Medieval Spain: A Triangular Affair</b><p>By David Nirenberg<p><i>Jews, Muslims, and Christians in and around the Crown of Aragon:</i> …

History

Catalonia braced for violence as Spanish judge orders seizure of medieval treasures

For more than two decades, the medieval treasures of Spain’s Sijena convent have been at the centre of an ownership battle between the autonomous …

Edmonton

Marrying the Mongol Khans: Byzantine Imperial Women and the Diplomacy of Religious Conversion in the 13th and 14th Centuries

Marrying the Mongol Khans: Byzantine Imperial Women and the Diplomacy of Religious Conversion in the 13th and 14th Centuries By AnnaLinden Weller …

Religion

The 1381 Rising in Bury St Edmunds: The Role of Leaders and the Community in Shaping the Rebellion

<b>The 1381 Rising in Bury St Edmunds: The Role of Leaders and the Community in Shaping the Rebellion</b><p>By Joe Chick<p><i>PONS AELIUS:</i> Newcastle University …

The Economics of Guilds

<b>The Economics of Guilds</b><p>By Sheilagh Ogilvie<p><i>Journal of Economic Perspectives</i>,Volume 28, Number 4, 169–192 (2014)<p>The tailors of London and their guild, …

World History

How to get a Nuremberg Chronicle's Hairstyle

Janet Stephens’ tutorial for creating 15th century look on natural hair, using simple, period appropriate tools and techniques. Based on hairstyles …

Hair

History and Fiction in the Kings’ Sagas: The Case of Haraldr Harðráði

History and Fiction in the Kings’ Sagas: The Case of Haraldr Harðráði By Alison Finlay Saga-Book, Volume XXXIX, 2015 Haraldr harðráði was the other …

History

Why Was Food So Weird in the 70s?

Ham-wrapped bananas with hollandaise was somehow a thing.<p><i>This story first appeared on VICE Quebec.</i><p>With the holidays coming up fast, a lot of us are gearing up for the many traditional feasts that await us. But when discussing classic holiday foods with colleagues, I noticed that most of our …

What Exactly is the Forum Confessionis? Secrecy and Scandal in Church Governance

Policy secrets or confidential information are not topics we will deal with here, even though they are obviously related to the growth of the modern …

Trump, Mueller And The Ancient History Of Grants Of Immunity

As questions swirl over whether a sitting President can be indicted for a federal crime, the ancient and medieval history of providing political immunity to leaders, ambassadors, clerics and witnesses reveals a troubling past.<p>A growing debate in Washington and the rest of the country at the moment …

Education