Medieval

In this section we cover the period of time from the fifth century to the late-fifteenth. You can explore the complexities of religion, social change and literature. In this section is information about some of England and Wales most famous leaders, including Henry V and Richard III, also open to explore is the history of events and changes that still have repercussions for today such as Magna Carta. Read more

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  • Private Lives of the Saints (Film)

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    Keynote Speech: Private Lives of the Saints: power, passion and politics in Anglo-Saxon England Janina Ramirez, Academic, broadcaster and author Behind the authorised saints’ lives and cult veneration lie real historical figures and, as Janina will reveal, their stories are no less fascinating than the legends. Far from the one-dimensional...

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  • Podcast Series: Medieval Wales

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    In this set of podcasts Dr Melissa Julian-Jones, Dr David Wyatt, Dr Gideon Brough and Dr Dylan Foster Evans of Cardiff University and Dr Emma Cavell of the University of Leeds look at some key aspects and figures of medieval Welsh history.

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  • Podcast Series: The Hundred Years War

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    How can a war last 100 years? What did this mean for the peoples of England and France during the medieval period?  How significant were the battles of Poitiers, Crecy and Agincourt? In this podcast series the 100 Years War is explained, explored and brought to life. The lists of...

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  • Podcast Series: An Introduction to Magna Carta

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    What precedents were there to Magna Carta? Why was the charter originally drawn up and signed in 1215? Why was it reissued during the thirteenth century? Would “ordinary” people have been aware of Magna Carta? How effective was Magna Carta as means to controlling medieval kings?  Why was it resurrected...

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