Still Going Places: Gender and Medieval Studies

Still Going Places: Gender and Medieval Studies

By Victoria Blud, Diane Heath and Einat Klafter, Editors of the collection ‘Gender in Medieval Spaces, Places and Thresholds’ available open access. As we were leaving the Cathedral after Evensong on a cold night in January 2017, a blizzard suddenly...
This month in ‘Reviews in History’

This month in ‘Reviews in History’

Our highlight this month in Reviews in History is a fascinating discussion between Scott Newton and David Edgerton of the latter’s The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: a Twentieth Century History. This compelling book recasts 20th-century British history in...
Reviews in History: ‘In Pursuit of Civility’, by Keith Thomas

Reviews in History: ‘In Pursuit of Civility’, by Keith Thomas

By Joan Redmond In this post Dr Joan Redmond (King’s College, London) reviews Keith Thomas’ In Pursuit of Civility. Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England (Yale University Press, 2018). Joan’s essay originally appeared in December 2018 as...
Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

By Simon Townley The Victoria County History (VCH) is known for its meticulously researched parish and urban histories, the epitome of an approach which aims to build history from the ground up rather than imposing it from above. By studying groups of parishes within...
Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

By Anaïs Waag Until very recently medieval studies was dominated by the perception that women were actively kept away from political power – a notion we owe mainly to nineteenth-century historians. While there was undoubtedly a preference for male rulers throughout...