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Thursday 02 January 2014
Edward III is back in fashion. Since the 1950s there has been a revolution in historical thinking that has restored Edward – who reigned from 1327 to 1377 – to the reputation he enjoyed in the days of Henry V and Henry VIII. Recent biographers have cast him as the very model of medieval monarchy: "the perfect king" and "Edward the Great".
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Introducing the first officially accredited Russian-speaking bilingual nursery in Britain
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Shoreditch Church, London
Wednesday 04 December 2013
The King has been forced to apologise following the revelation which came a day before huge a 130 car pile up in the country
Martyrs? Guest-house owners who turned away gay couple on ‘religious’ grounds are nothing of the kind
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The Supreme Court ruling is a reminder that we have - mercifully - moved on from the Middle Ages
Tuesday 26 November 2013
It makes Gibbon’s six-volume Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire look like a postcard. The weight of the printed version is likely to be equivalent to that of a Toyota Aygo car.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Paxman incorrectly told Clare College that a piece of music was by Dvorak
In pictures: Chateau de Guedelon in the Burgundy region of France being built using the techniques, materials and rules of the 13th Century
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Chateau de Guedelon near Treigny in the Burgundy region of France is the brainchild of Michel Guyot, local landowner, and business woman Maryline Martin, now site's managing director, and has been in construction since June 1997 when the first stone was laid.
Sunday 10 November 2013
Mayor Renaat Landuyt could well have had Colin Farrell’s inept assassin Ray in mind when he decided that the medieval city of Bruges should be a little more discerning about how it is portrayed on celluloid.
Tuesday 05 November 2013
We need to think harder about how we target perpetrators
Monday 23 September 2013
Members of the Richard III Society have withdrawn money they donated for a tomb to hold the remains of the recently discovered king in protest at the proposed design.
Black Death returns: Herder dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan after being bitten by infected flea
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Death of Temir Issakunov is the first case of bubonic plague in the country for over 30 years
Friday 16 August 2013
Technique is a subtle blend of two well-known approaches
Tuesday 13 August 2013
The ornate 15th century artifacts vividly depicted saints in "the best preserved medieval rood screen in the country"
Tuesday 13 August 2013
So often it is absence rather than presence provides the poignancy
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let’s see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 3 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn