Vlad Dracul III is one of history's most notorious figures. Some may call him a strong leader, but his ruthlessness went far and beyond anyone's imagination (One of two articles on the subject).
The Battle of Hattin was a great victory for Saladin, who used his faster, lighter forces to great effect. He was assisted to a great extent by his enemy King Guy, who chose to march heavily armoured troops through a water-less region at the hottest time of the year.
An exploration of the life and times of Willikin of the Weald. In this episode we start on King John, and discover he's such a baddie he hijacks the whole episode.
Pirates were known for the great horror they caused through the weapons they used. They used many items to instill terror from cannons to revolvers.
The Black Death (or plague) was one of the greatest catastrophes of human history. Between 1346 and 1353 around half the population of Europe died. Worldwide an estimated 75-200 million people died.
The term Dark Ages has long been used to describe the Middle Ages by the public, but the Medieval Period is important to the history of Europe for what it gave to Europe not for what was lost.
The queen consort of England, Jane Seymour, was seemingly perfect in every way. What was the story behind this remarkable woman? And, what would have happened had she lived?
The book is a common object in the modern world, but in the Middle Ages it emerged as a new technology. The process to make it was slow and laborious, and monks had to undertake many tasks to prepare a book for their patrons.
Do you think people were uneducated in the Middle Ages? Would you like to learn what medieval education was really like?
Includes the human toilet, the nodding cyclist and a mousetrap on the head! No, you just couldn't make it up! Strange histories from London England.