The Tudors are cool again. For the past few centuries Henry VIII has been regarded as a bloated, ulcerated wife-killer whilst his unfortunate assortment of spouses have been reduced to a playground ditty - "Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived". Then in 2007 The Tudors, hit our...
This article is the extraordinary story of how, in an age where rank and virtue were crucial attributes for a wife, a commoner and mistress became the first lady in England, and the mother of a Royal Dynasty.
The iron maiden, Crucifixion, German Chair and many more. Here are the top 13 most disturbing modern and medieval torture devices ever created.
How many famous executions took place in the Tower of London? From medieval times onward many noble and even royal prisoners were executed for treason, many of them beheaded on Tower Green.
Medieval treatment for the Black Death ranged from the weird to the desperate, but ultimately, all the cures for the Black Death were ineffective. Find out about the attempted remedies for the plague.
The Middle Ages are also sometimes called the Medieval Period of Western Civilization from medium (middle) + aevum (age). The Medieval Period extended from the late 400s to the late 1300s CE (around 900 years). Medieval civilization was created by...
Richard III was descended from Edmund of Langley, in name only...
Richard III's mitochondrial DNA was a match, but not his Y chromosome linking him to the Plantagenet Line...Richard III's claim is through his descent in a female line, so does it matter?
On July 11, 1469, George, Duke of Clarence married into one of the most influential families in England, the Nevilles. Isabel Neville was the eldest daughter of Richard, Earl of Warwick.
A brief history explaining the origins of mummers, guising, trick-or-treating, and other seasonal festivities dating back centuries to ancient times. These traditions also span cultures across Europe.