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Nasty, Brutish and Short: The Lives of Cattle and Sheep in Medieval Finland

For thousands of years, the ancestors of today’s Finncattle and Finnsheep survived on scarce nutrition, but actually starved in the Middle Ages in particular. Continue reading »


New Medieval Books: From News to Games

Five more books for medievalists to take a look at. Continue reading »


Miracle Children: Medieval Hagiography and Childhood Imperfection

Medieval miracle narratives, written to promote the posthumous miraculous activities of saints from their shrines, document the stories of pilgrims seeking intercessory aid. Continue reading »


The Quennells and the ‘History of Everyday Life’ in England, c. 1918–69

The Quennells and the ‘History of Everyday Life’ in England, c. 1918–69 By Laura Carter History Workshop Journal, Issue 81 (2016) Introduction: A new social history developed in mid twentieth-century England, one that has seldom been taken seriously by historiographers of social history. The ‘history of everyday life’ involved disparate threads that are challenging to weave […] Continue reading »


The Medieval Magazine: (Volume 3, Issue 5)

The latest issue of the medieval magazine! The Legacy of St. Patrick, Florence - Part II: Visiting the Duomo, How King Arthur became one of the most pervasive legends of all time, A look at Ireland's mysterious medieval round towers Continue reading »


The Cultural-Psychological Aspects of the Presence of African Slaves in Portugal in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries

Slavery and the presence of African slaves – black and white (Berbers and Arabs) – in Portugal in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries had a significant impact on the history of the country, on many aspects of Portuguese social life, and on Portuguese customs and culture. Continue reading »


Irish and British saints of the early medieval period

Irish saints tend to be studied en masse. Continue reading »


Early Irish history: the state of the art

Early Irish studies should be engaging with three distinct audiences: these are made up of scholars within the field, medievalists outside of it and the interested public. Continue reading »


The Christian Singer: Charlemagne and Beyond

How did this Gregorian or Frankish-Roman music come into existence? Continue reading »


Local and Global: Medieval Art in an Age of New Nationalisms

In light of recent world events, this talk addresses some of the disciplinary questions about methodology and classification that underlie the study and teaching of medieval art today. Continue reading »

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We Bring History Alive

We met at university in the Medieval Studies programme and became fast friends. After graduation, Peter continued onto get his masters and I went onto college and into the workforce. In the summer of 2008, the idea for, our first website, came to life.

Dissatisfied with stagnant sites that sat untouched for months, we wanted something that was vibrant, changed everyday and engaged people with the past. We decided to start a site where we could blog about history, post articles, news, book reviews and movies. We wanted to share our love of history and show people why history matters.
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