The term 'Dark Ages' has long conjured up problematic and over-simplified images of an uncivilised, barbaric or unknowable society. But when English Heritage chose to call the centuries from 400-1066 'the dark ages' in their
A couple of weeks ago on Spanish Sunday morning television, Sister Lucia Caram discussed a topic that can’t have failed to raise eyebrows over the weekend breakfast table: that of the Virgin Mary’s sex life.
Michael Hirst’s historical drama Vikings returns to the History Channel in the US today following a mid-season break.The UK date is as yet unconfirmed. After failing to invade Paris in the previous episode, Ragnar Lothbrok
Just a few miles outside of Maastricht is a large Dutch village called Meerssen. Today it's a sleepy commuter settlement. But on this day in 870, it witnessed the tense conclusion to negotiations between two