Category: Medieval Studies

When the Dead Rise

When the Dead Rise

It’s perhaps not surprising that stories and art depicting cadavers should captivate people’s imagination. A resurrected body is at the very centre of Christianity. Paul Binski pins the thriving of… READ MORE

St Stephen’s College, Westminster

St Stephen’s College, Westminster

Elizabeth Bigg’s new book is the full-length account of St Stephen’s College, the royally-favoured religious institution at the heart of the busy administrative world of the Palace of Westminster and… READ MORE

Human Agency in Medieval Society, 1100–1450

Human Agency in Medieval Society, 1100–1450

What did it mean to be an autonomous agent in European medieval society? Dr Epurescu-Pascovici’s new book investigates this fundamental issue. In the simplest terms, agency is about individuals’ capacity to… READ MORE

Viking Studies

Viking Studies

Viking Studies promotion! We are celebrating the publication of our new Viking Studies brochure, containing a clutch of new titles, by promoting our many Viking Studies publications throughout April with… READ MORE

The Household Knights of Edward III

The Household Knights of Edward III

Dr Hefferan’s new book is the first extended look at Edward III’s household knights, their activities, roles, background and service. But as the author explains below, of most importance are… READ MORE

Aristocratic Women in Ireland, 1450-1660

Aristocratic Women in Ireland, 1450-1660

While the lives and roles of aristocratic women have enjoyed closer attention of late, the same women of Ireland have been largely overlooked – until now. Damien Duffy introduces us… READ MORE

Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe’s Book is considered the earliest account of an autobiography written in English. Today on the blog we explore The Book of Margery Kempe set in the context of… READ MORE

The Letters of Edward I

The Letters of Edward I

Vast distances and a huge amount of material were two sizeable difficulties that Dr Neal faced when working on her new book. Here we learn how they were tackled and… READ MORE

Universal Wisdom in Medieval Fable Literature

Universal Wisdom in Medieval Fable Literature

We thank Albrecht Classen for his extremely interesting and thought-provoking discussion on fables and how these have enjoyed universal popularity. Professor Classen’s most recent publication Charlemagne in Medieval German and… READ MORE