Written by Alice Goodwin. The Palace of Westminster stands as the home of Parliament, containing thousands of years of history. But the majority of this great Palace was designed and built in the nineteenth century, encapsulating a cultural trend now referred to as medievalism.
Written by Inge Erdal. A Christian sect deemed heretical by the Catholic Church and routinely persecuted, the history of the Cathars is a complicated one. With regional variations and conflicting historiography, approaching this particular moment in religious history requires an understanding of the mutability of the human experience.
Written by Amy Hendrie. Popular conceptions of the Middle Ages as cruel and gruesome extend to ideas about medieval medicine. But the medieval understanding of the body was steeped in history, and likely extended into modernity more than one would think.