Month: September 2023

The Great Mortality An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time by John Kelly

The Great Mortality: The plague that devastated Asia and Europe in the 14th century has been of never-ending interest to both scholarly and general readers.

Fresco of dancing Peucetian women from the Tomb of the Dancers in the Corso Cotugno necropolis of Ruvo di Puglia. End of the fifth century BC or mid-fourth century BC. Naples National Archaeological Museum

Italian Early Medieval timeline is a tapestry of historical events that spans from the fall of Rome to the emergence of vibrant city-states in the 11th century

The Bone Chests by Cat Jarman

The Bone Chests: A gripping new history of the Anglo-Saxons told through six bone chests, stored for over a thousand years in Winchester Cathedral.

Siege of Nicaea of 1096

Legacy of Nicaea's Epic Stand: The Siege of Nicaea, a pivotal moment in Byzantine history, left an enduring legacy that echoed through the ages.

Life in a Medieval Castle by Joseph Gies and Frances Gies

Life in a Medieval Castle: a research source for George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones, vividly brings medieval history to life.

Depiction of the Varangian Guard (above) in the 11th century chronicle of John Skylitzes

Varangian Guard was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army from the tenth to the fourteenth century who served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine emperors.

Imaginary encounter between Richard the Lionheart and a Saracen, 13th-century manuscript

Richard the Lionheart confronts Saladin at Arsuf, a pivotal moment in medieval history, showcasing their fierce rivalry.

Pope Urban orders First Crusade

Faith and Warfare: The Council of Clermont in 1095 marked a pivotal moment when Pope Urban II called for the First Crusade.

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives reimagines history with humor, offering fresh insights into the Middle Ages.

Verified by MonsterInsights