Defleshing of bodies in the Middle Ages – horrific treatment of the dead!

Defleshing the bodies of nobles in the Crusades was a practice we would find horrific but Tony McMahon discovers was surprisingly acceptable at the time.


Robin Hood at the movies!

2018 sees a new Robin Hood movie – so how has Hollywood depicted this medieval hero over the last hundred years?

Royal Serial Killer – a grisly Halloween tale!

If you have an irresistible urge to kill your fellow human beings, then being in a position of immense power affords plenty of opportunities. And there’s a bonus – you’re more than likely going to get away with it. Well, at least for a while. The other day, I met a Slovakian gentleman called Lukáš…