Just as we do today, people in the medieval period worried about their health and what they might do to ward off sickness, or alleviate symptoms if they did fall ill. Here, historian Toni Mount reveals some of the most unusual remedies commonly used… Monday 20th April 2015 Submitted by: Emma McFarnon Medicines in the… Read More


By Catherine Tideswell There are countless practical issues surrounding the study of women and their sexuality during the Middle Ages. An unfortunate fact is that the majority of contemporary sources available from this period were written, compiled or transcribed by men.  It can, as such, be incredibly difficult to detect the medieval women’s voice. A… Read More


Medieval Dog Names In England we find dogs that were named Sturdy, Whitefoot, Hardy, Jakke, Bo and Terri. Anne Boleyn, one of the wives of King Henry VIII, had a dog named Purkoy, who got its name from the French ‘pourquoi’ because it was very inquisitive. Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest Tale has a line… Read More