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The secrets of medieval nanotechnology revealed in new study

Last year researchers revealed that medieval artisans were somehow able to make use of a form of nanotechnology to create…

Fantastic Beasts and How They Kill You

By Danièle Cybulskie As Western Christians moved ever further south and east, they encountered not only new cultures, but new…

Building the Parish Church, 1150-1300

Building the Parish Church, 1150-1300 Lecture by Meg Bernstein Given as part of the British Archaeological Association Annual Lecture Series,…

The ‘Nuclear’ Hillforts of Early Medieval Scotland

The ‘Nuclear’ Hillforts of Early Medieval Scotland Paper by Zachary Hinckley Given at the Archaeological Research in Progress conference at…

Spinning Destinies: Norns, Valkyries and the Art of Textile Production in the Viking Age

Spinning Destinies: Norns, Valkyries and the Art of Textile Production in the Viking Age Keynote paper by Edel Porter Given…

The Arrow in King Harold’s Eye: The Legend That Just Won’t Die

By Michael Livingston The Battle of Hastings is almost assuredly the most famous event in English history: amid dates popularly…

New Archival Evidence Seems to Clear Chaucer of the Rape of Cecily Chaumpaigne

By Kathryn Walton Warning Please be aware that this article contains discussion of sexual assault and may be triggering to…

The Fall of the Templars: How to destroy a military order

By Nicholas Morton On 13 October 1307 agents representing the French crown conducted a coordinated operation across the kingdom, arresting…

Call for Papers: Tenth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Tenth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance StudiesJune 12-14, 2023Saint Louis UniversitySt. Louis, Missouri The Tenth Annual Symposium on Medieval and…

Top 15 Most Instagrammable Castle in Europe

The Tower of London, already one of Europe’s most well-known medieval landmarks, has received another accolade – the most Instagrammable…