Solving the mystery of the Princes in the Tower
A Q+A with author Philippa Langley on one of history’s coldest cases
Siege warfare in the Middle Ages
Author C.B. Hanley discusses medieval siege warfare
Breakspear: More cannons than canon
The story of the first English Pope
Richard II and the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381
Mary McGrigor sheds light on one of the most famous revolts in English history
The Battle of Tewkesbury 1471
How a small Gloucestershire town nearly ended the Wars of the Roses
St Davids Cathedral’s famous faces
St Davids Cathedral is the resting place of some of Welsh history’s most famous figures
Medieval tales from many lands
Storyteller Dave Tonge traces the roots of medieval folklore
Ask the author: Gemma Hollman on Royal Witches
Historian Gemma Hollman discusses her research for Royal Witches
The Battle of Tettenhall: Aethelflaed’s greatest victory
117 years after the Vikings first invaded England, warrior queen Aethelflaed fought back
Three things you might not know about Owain Glyndŵr
Welsh hero Owain Glyndŵr instigated his rebellion against the English on 16 September 1400
Braveheart: The immortality of William Wallace
William Wallace was immortalised in the 1995 film Braveheart, but has it damaged Scottish history?
Robert the Bruce: Earl, outlaw, king
A man who has become myth - what do we really know about Robert the Bruce?
England’s first great naval victory
England's first great naval battle
Joan, Lady of Wales
300 years before Anne Boleyn was executed for allegedly committing adultery, Joan, Lady of Wales was forgiven for the same crime.
The Clifford’s Tower massacre
In 1190 one of the worst cases of anti-Semitic violence in British history occurred in York
The death of Henry III
Henry III reigned for 56 years and was the longest-serving monarch until modern times
Eleanor of Aquitaine’s greatest gamble
Her marriage to future King Henry II of England would bring war
Fact vs fiction: The Battle of Lincoln explored
800 years on, two authors discuss how they’ve written about the battle in fact and in fiction
On the trail of Magna Carta
Follow this route to discover its story
The Black Death: Human history’s biggest catastrophe?
It is estimated that the devastating disease wiped out up to half of Europe’s population
Battle of Hastings history timeline
From the first ruler of England to William the Conqueror
Family loyalty and deceit within the clan of Dracula
So, you think you’ve got family problems?
Aethelflaed in nine places
Locations connected to the Lady of the Mercians
Where did the Black Prince get his name from?
Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine, died on 8th June 1376
The Battle of Verneuil: A second Agincourt
How the Battle of Agincourt led to more achievements in France and Europe
The Woodvilles: Were they as bad as history states?
Their members helped bring down an entire dynasty
Eleanor Talbot: The Secret Queen
Edward IV’s relationship with Eleanor shook the crown of England
The Bayeux Tapestry in numbers
How many soldiers, horses and dogs were depicted?
Why is Magna Carta still celebrated?
Back in 1215 the odds were stacked against the Great Charter’s survival
Winchelsea at war
Before the Blitz, Winchelsea could lay claim to being the most war-ravaged town in Britain
Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians timeline
A chronology of the age of Aethelflaed, Warrior Queen
Alfred the Great: King of the Anglo-Saxons
What made Alfred, the most famous and celebrated of all Anglo-Saxon kings, so great?
Llywelyn the Last
Llywelyn - The last true Welsh Prince Of Wales?