Examining mental health and mental illnesses in late medieval English society by looking at how mental health was understood in that society by examining both medical texts written at that time as well as sources commenting on specific cases. By doing so, it shines a light on what superstitions and myths existed about mental health.
Join us for a four-course authentic meal, and five hours’ worth of full-on entertainment, medieval minstrels, strictly come medieval dancing and England’s top jester keeping you entertained!
On Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 2023 rediscover the Middle Ages with the medieval festival to be held at Mesocco Castle!
Join Deeds of Arms along with hundreds of Medieval reenactors and traders for the great Evesham Medieval market
Arundel Castle is proud to be the venue for the International Medieval Jousting Tournament. Over six days, eight international jousters will fight to be crowned Champion of Champions having been a past individual winner at Arundel or the top scorer for their country.
An opportunity for all the family to meet a variety of historical characters, such as a Norman Knight, a Pirate, and someone from the Stone Age, and have ago at a variety of historical crafts and activities such as have-a-go archery, mini catapults, kids battle and a craft tent.
From the Stone Age to the 20th century this three-day event on the lower lawns of Arundel Castle follows the development of costume, weapons, armour and battle tactics, portraying 12,000 years of local and castle history.
The Norse and Danish invaders - commonly called Vikings - who occupied Britain in the ninth and tenth centuries, brought with them their own pagan gods. Odin, Thor, Tyr, Loki and Freya left their trace on the British landscape, in the form of scenes from their mythology carved on stone slabs, and Viking paganism has a further considerable legacy of material evidence in richly furnished graves, especially on the Isle of Man.
Using new evidence from plant and animal remains from archaeological excavations in England, this lecture links these to wider developments in medieval society, notably growing social and wealth inequalities.
Saint Paul’s letters show women playing leading roles in the earliest Christian communities. Yet, by the fourth century, women’s ministry was very limited. Why?
This lecture will explore our current knowledge of the nature of Roman imperialism and the history of Britain.