Medieval Warfare Blog

  • The Duties of a Good Knight

    And I tell you that the first and principal thing is that they should keep the oath which they have made to their lord to whom they belong, and to whom they have sworn and promised to do all that he shall command for the defence of his land, according to what is laid down by the laws. Read more
  • The Mongols in Central Europe: The Profile and Impact of their Thirteenth-Century Invasions

    One of the changes brought about because of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that many in-person meetings have been cancelled, and replaced by virtual gatherings... Read more
  • Stupid word or stupid deed?

    Henry is so upset that he orders the knight to be immediately executed. Read more
  • Clonmacnoise and its medieval tower

    A look at the Ireland's most famous medieval tower, which can be found at Clonmacnoise. Read more
  • Yasuke - new anime series set in 16th century Japan

    Netflix will be debuting a new anime series later this week, which will tell the story of an African man who became a warrior in 16th century Japan. Read more
  • Conference season is upon us!

    The arrival of spring is a much loved time for medievalists, because that is when the academic conferences begin to be held in earnest. This year will be quite different, as conferences are being held online instead of as in-person events.  Read more
  • Medieval warfare on the Louvre's new digital database

    Historians and museum goers were very excited to learn that the Louvre Museum has unveiled a new digital database. You can now explore over 482,000 items, representing 75% of the museum's collection. Read more
  • How well do you know medieval armour?

    We created a short quiz to test your knowledge of medieval armour. See how well you can score! Read more
  • Armour for fun

    What you are looking at is a helmet a little over 500 years old. In most respects it is another late medieval sallet with a visor. But why was it painted to look almost monstrous? Read more
  • Looking at this beautiful 15th-century set of armour

    Visitors to the Wallace Collection in London have something new to behold - a rare full set of armour for a knight and horse, which dates back to the fifteenth century. Read more

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