Marking the 850th anniversary of his dramatic murder of Thomas Becket, this book accompanies a major exhibition at the British Museum
A fine collection of essays celebrates the 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket by delving into the blood, the brain, the footsteps, the ripped remnants of cloth and the light.
The Cathedral in Fermo in Italy has preserved Thomas Becket's chasuble. A new book explores the golden textile
This is a crafty and learned detective story of how Christopher de Hamel discovered the personal prayer-book of Thomas Becket in the collection of Corpus Christi College in Cambridge
Seen “The Dig”? And wish to know more about archaeological excavations at Sutton Hoo and the spectacular finds. Here is a list of books offering a starting point
Valuable new book tells the story of Muslim Sicily AD 902– 1091 through a plethora of Arab historians, geographers, jurists and philologists
Transoxania, Khurasan, and Tokharistan – which comprise large parts of today's Central Asia – have long been an important frontier zone. New book tells the story of it history in Late Antiquity and later
A new book tells the story of the Battle of Maldon AD 991and explores the famous poem, which framed the devastating event as a heroic and epic tale.
What is power? How do you wield its symbols? And how did the Carolingians master the noble art of ruling over vast tracts of Europe? New book by Stuart Airlie tells the story
Apart from charters, the homilies in Old English constitute the largest preserved corpus of texts preserved in the vernacular. A new introduction offers insights into this often overlooked source material
In the Middle Ages, craftsmen and jewellers in the Middle and Lower Danube Region were versatile and skilled in numerous techniques.
tudies of literacy and society has long since demolished the assumption that reading and writing were skills reserved for a small and distinct clerical elite. New book focus on the writing of charters
The Gokstad ship with the buried warrior and his grave gifts was discovered in 1880. Since 2011, archaeologists have reexamined the original find
In the unlikely event you only read one history book in 2020, the new book, Children of Ash and Elm, on The History of the Vikings should be it.
REVIEW: How do you recognise a king or a queen? Through splendid Magnificence, a new book reveals.
REVIEW: New book on “Ecclesiastical Landscapes” aims to explore the diversity and unity of how churches and monasteries set their mark on their surrounding landscape