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History and related reading for the medieval enthusiast.

Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule

Exploring the role women played in the governing of the Middle East during periods of intense instability, and how they persevered to rule and seize greater pow...[Read More]

Celtic Warfare: From the Fifth Century BC to the First Century AD

An analyses of the different areas of the warlike Keltiké, from Britain to Gaul, from Spain to the Alpine region, with more than 120 black & white drawings of t...[Read More]

Dragons, Heroes, Myths & Magic: The Medieval Art of Storytelling

Some of literature’s most celebrated myths, legends and fables explored, retold and examined alongside the story of the books in which they are held.

Empire of the Normans: Conquerors of Europe

A brilliant global history of the Normans, who—beyond the conquest of England—spread their empire to eventually dominate Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Midd...[Read More]

The Old Bulgaria Museum Collection / Стара България Музейна Сбирка

This bilingual (English and Bulgarian), richly illustrated book presents a selection of finds from the Stara Bulgaria Collection,.

“The Medieval Crossbow: A Weapon Fit to Kill a King” by Stuart Ellis-Gorman

The crossbow is an iconic weapon of the Middle Ages and, alongside the longbow, one of the most effective ranged weapons of the pre-gunpowder era.

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs: Unconventional Warfare in the Ancient World

Ancient warfare was every bit as vicious and unscrupulous as warfare in the nuclear age. The wars of the Middle Ages were no exception.

Holbein: Masters of Art

This introduction to the work of the 16th-century master portraitist Hans Holbein reveals the impressive and surprising scope of his career.

Crécy: Battle of Five Kings

Crécy: Battle of Five Kings is a story of past and present. It is a new history of one of the most important battles of the Middle Ages: a compelling narrative ...[Read More]

John Hunyadi & the Late Crusade: A Transylvanian Warlord against the Crescent – From Retinue to Regiment

The book aims to present the life and military exploits of one of the biggest commanders in European medieval history.

The Healing Practices of the Knights Templar & Hospitaller: Plants, Charms, & Amulets of the Healers of the Crusades

During the Crusades, chivalric knightly orders, such as the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller, brought along monastic mediciners to treat the sick and...[Read More]

The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English

Entertaining and enlightening, The Wordhord reveals the magical roots of the language you’re reading right now: you’ll never look at―or speak―English in the sam...[Read More]

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