The History Behind Robert Eggers' 'The Northman'
The revenge saga blends traditional accounts with the supernatural to convey the lived experience of the Viking age
The True History Behind Netflix's 'Vikings: Valhalla'
A spin-off of the long-running series "Vikings," the show follows a fictionalized version of Norwegian king Harald Hardrada
Did the Vikings Actually Torture Victims With the Brutal 'Blood Eagle'?
New research reveals the feasibility of the infamous execution method
The Many Myths of the Term 'Crusader'
Conceptions of the medieval Crusades tend to lump disparate movements together, ignoring the complexity and diversity of these military campaigns
Why Dragons Dominated the Landscape of Medieval Monsters
The mythical beasts were often cast as agents of the devil or demons in disguise
Viking Map of North America Identified as 20th-Century Forgery
New technical analysis dates Yale's Vinland Map to the 1920s or later, not the 1440s as previously suggested
'The Green Knight' Adopts a Medieval Approach to 'Modern' Problems
A new film starring Dev Patel as Gawain feels more like a psychological thriller than a period drama
What the Medieval Olympics Looked Like
The Middle Ages didn't kill the Games, as international sporting competitions thrived with chariot races and jousts
A New History Changes the Balance of Power Between Ethiopia and Medieval Europe
For centuries, a Eurocentric worldview disregarded the knowledge and strength of the African empire
Did the Black Death Rampage Across the World a Century Earlier Than Previously Thought?
Scholar Monica Green combined the science of genetics with the study of old texts to reach a new hypothesis about the plague
In St. Louis, History and Nostalgia Battle It Out
The city's Catholic community faces off against protesters over a statue honoring the city's namesake