Life For Women in the Late Medieval Period

Life for Women in the Late Medieval Period As I concluded one of my lectures last year on the Middle…

Who were the Knights Templars Anyway?

As an undergraduate, I fell in love with the Knights Templars and when I lecture on the topic of the…

How Do We Define the Middle Ages?

We know that the Middle Ages or the Medieval Period lasted for around 1,000 years. Although opinions differ, this period…

The Crown of Thorns – From Jerusalem to the Cathedral of Notre Dame

And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right…

International Women’s Day: My Medieval Heroine – Melisende of Jerusalem

In light of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share the story of a little known medieval heroine. Melisende of…

Firth Family Road Trip – Carlisle Castle

We have had English Heritage membership for the past 12 months now and, after recently renewing our membership, we’ve decided…

20 Medieval Words We Should Bring Back!

Just for fun! I’ve compiled a top 20 list of medieval words we should bring back, just because they’re awesome…