Month: March 2023

Charlemagne at dinner

Charlemagne, known as the Father of Europe, united most of Western Europe and parts that had never been under Frankish or Roman rule.

Charles Martel in the Battle of Tours

Charles Martel was a legendary figure in medieval Europe. His legacy as a defender of the faith remains an enduring symbol of strength and courage.

A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror: Glittering crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry contrast with a chaotic and spiritually agonizing world. "A Distant Mirror" by Barbara Tuchman.

Detail of The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon by Edward Burne-Jones (1898)

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are legendary figures in British folklore, known for their chivalry, bravery, and quest for the Holy Grail.

Warwick Castle and the River Avon

Medieval Warwick: A thousand years of history, from small settlement to powerful center of commerce and culture, playing a significant role in England's history.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

Genghis Khan: The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred.

Portraits - The Arnolfini Portrait

Portraits of the rich and powerful were created and commissioned by wealthy patrons as a means of visually representing their social standing and authority.

Medieval illustration of men harvesting wheat with reaping-hooks or sickles, on a calendar page for August. Queen Mary's Psalter

Feudalism was built around the concept of the fief, a grant of land given by a lord to a vassal in exchange for loyalty and military service.

Intersection of Shambles and Little Shambles streets, York

York's glorious medieval past is steeped in rich history and culture. From the iconic York Minster to the cobbled streets of The Shambles.

The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England by Barbara A. Hanawalt

"The Ties That Bound" by Barbara A. Hanawalt challenges assumptions about peasant life in medieval England, highlighting the agency of families & women.

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