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Medieval knight riding into battle. Credit: rudall30 / Adobe Stock

The Dramatic History of the Normans: A Tale of Medieval Conquest

History is full of stories that will grip you like a modern page-turner novel, but only a few can do it as easily as the tale of the Normans. Proud and fearsome, these Viking descendants were key...
The iconic features of Mont Saint-Michel in the evening light.

Medieval Mont St-Michel: The Sacred Castle in the Sea

Considered one of the wonders of the Western World, Mont St-Michel is a medieval fortress in France, sitting on top a rocky island in the ocean. Floating like a mirage on the horizon, this sacred...
Lost village in Nottinghamshire

Archaeologists find 'lost village' in Nottinghamshire, England

Archaeologists have found cobbled surfaces and medieval pottery beneath the town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, England, and believe they are the remains of a “lost village” . The presence of...