* Middle Ages: 10 Interesting Facts About This Period in History * The Rise of Feudalism in the Middle Ages * Middle Ages: The Most Important Events in Medieval History * Exploring the Middle Ages Through Today's Technology * The Influence of the Church in the Middle Ages * Medieval Art: An Overview of the Middle Ages * The Effects of the Black Death During the Middle Ages * How Religion Shaped the Middle Ages * Medieval Warfare: An Overview of the Middle Ages * The Role of Women During the Middle Ages * The Decline of Feudalism in the Middle Ages
From drinking less to enjoying the great outdoors, Katherine Harvey examines the parallels between widely-held medieval beliefs about health with the lifestyle changes many attempt at the beginning of each year…
Striped clothing is common today, and most people have some fabrics with this pattern in their garderobe. However, the history behind striped clothing is dark and sinister. During the Middle Ages, one could be given a death sentence just for being dressed in stripes!
In this three-part series exclusively available to subscribers of HistoryExtra, Janina Ramirez, a leading popular historian, offers a fresh look at the medieval world through the women usually written out of it. From political power-players to the overlooked figures who deserve to be better known, this masterclass series restores women to their rightful place in a fascinating era
In the Middle Ages, the Roman alphabet and runes lived side by side. A new doctoral thesis challenges the notion that runes represent more of an oral and less of a learned form of written language.
English and French kings rarely got along, but Richard I enjoyed a close relationship with Philip II of France – so much so, that there were whispers about Richard’s sexuality. We need to reframe this inquiry into the monarch, writes Gabby Storey, and acknowledge that male friendship in the Middle Ages was more intimate than we might expect
The unicorn is a legendary animal often depicted on ancient seals and in Medieval manuscripts. The beautiful and mysterious animal has fascinated people for ages, especially during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Yet, many wonder why there are no unicorn fossils in a museum. Does this mean the legendary unicorn never existed? Why are unicorns part of some indigenous rock paintings if that is the case?