Tag Archive: Henry II

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor

Medieval history is a fashionable but challenging period: the sources are often flimsy and obscure, yet modern readers have a craving for detail that is often absent from the prissy monkish chronicles of the time. The great challenge is to present the period’s subtle complexities without sacrificing historical authenticity. She-Wolves is a history of a…

Castle brings medieval times to life thanks to young ‘time travellers’

The medieval era is being brought to life at one of Yorkshire’s castles throughout this week. Visitors to Scarborough Castle are being given the chance to take a journey back through the ages to medieval England and take part in a host of different activities which are being staged at the cliff-top venue. Activity leaders…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 01 – Thomas Becket

In the first episode of the Medieval Archives podcast we discuss Thomas Becket. We discuss his early life, his rise to power as the Lord Chancellor of England and ultimately his role as the Archbishop of Canterbury. We talk about his friendship and loyalty to King Henry II and his loyalty to the Church and…