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Learning to Read and Write: Women’s Education in the Middle Ages

By Lucie Laumonier Centered on female education in the European Middle Ages – in particular in the later Middle Ages…

Harald Hardrada: Against the Bulgarians

By James Turner In this article, we look at Harald Hardrada’s rewarding service within the Varangian Guard, the Byzantine-Bulgarian conflict,…

New exhibition brings together Staffordshire Hoard and Sutton Hoo objects

Two of England’s most important early medieval archaeological discoveries have been reunited for a new exhibition, Swords of Kingdoms: The…

New Medieval Books: From the Early Middle Ages to the Black Death

Five new books about the Middle Ages, dealing with topics such as clothing and poisoned wells. Viking Warrior versus Frankish…

Across the Strait of Gibraltar: Chroniclers from Iberia and North Africa

We are bridging communities across the sea in this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast. Emma Snowden talks with Lucie…

“Be like the River-Crab” and Other Life Lessons from the Twelfth Century

By Elizabeth Smithrosser On a collection of short tips, pointers and ways of thinking about life by a former schoolteacher…

25 Things from Everyday Life in the Middle Ages

If you lived during the Middle Ages, what kind of things would you have? Here is a guide to some…

The Rise and Fall of the ‘Dark Ages’

By Peter Kauffner For five hundred years, the phrase ‘Dark Ages’ has allowed the living to signal their moral and…

The ‘classical’ author imagined by medieval readers

By Iris Denis As we have seen several times in this series, authors were generally not able to exert much…

Babak’s Revolt of 816-837

By Adam Ali Babak’s revolt in Azerbaijan was the longest and last major Khurramiyya rebellion in the wake of the…