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Siege of Damascus, miniature by Jean Colombe from Sébastien Mamerot's book "Passages d'outremer" (1474)

Decision Making in the Medieval Military: Crusader states showcased inclusive debates, consent-driven policy, and decentralized authority.

The Ugly Duchess aka "A Grotesque old Woman", 1513 64.2 × 45.5 cm. National Gallery, London

The Wedding of Gawain: In a mystical quest, Arthur meets Dame Ragnelle, whose ghastly look hides a profound wisdom, challenging perceptions of beauty and valor.

Malmesbury Abbey, 600 years ago

John of Tintern: Explore the dark tales of Malmesbury's abbey, where the rogue monk John of Tintern's crimes outshine the serene history of this Cotswolds town.

Depiction of Matilda in the 12th-century Gospels of Henry the Lion

The Lady of the English: Matilda's quest for the English throne during the Anarchy reveals a tale of ambition, struggle, and resilience.

The White Ship

The White Ship Tragedy: The 1120 White Ship disaster claimed the English heir, sparking a succession crisis and the Anarchy.

Battle of Cresson

Vocabulary and the Definition of a Medieval Strategy: Strategy often misunderstood, means designing and implementing warfare structures to pursue societal goals

Never Greater Slaughter Brunanburh and the Birth of England by Michael Livingston

Never Greater Slaughter: AD 937, Brunanburh: A battle shaping England, uniting rivals against Anglo-Saxons. Its legacy, obscured by time, is rediscovered.

14th-century miniature of the Second Crusade battle from the Estoire d'Eracles

Crusader Strategy: Limited by resources, the Crusader states relied on opportunism due to manpower and financial constraints.

Crusader Strategy

Business Strategy and Medieval History: Exploring medieval strategy via crusader states reveals their unexpected strategic prowess, challenging our modern biases.

Medieval Messenger

Medieval Communication: Discover the evolution of communication from the Persian Empire's relay systems to medieval Europe's town networks, shaping trade, governance, and religion.

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