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.
Lewis Powell was one of the gang of conspirators hanged for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln but he’s also well known for his striking good looks
Two green skinned children appeared in the Middle Ages to the villagers at Wulpet but what exactly were they?
How might a medieval child die in ways that are very different to the risks faced by the young today. Tony McMahon investigates
The devil was a rebel angel who was originally a handsome fellow but then rebelled against God and became very ugly
Many well known saints have had their halos removed by the Catholic church because their stories are now regarded by Rome as mythical, as Tony McMahon discovers
Tony McMahon investigates what history can teach us about exorcism and how people believe they are possessed
2018 sees a new Robin Hood movie – so how has Hollywood depicted this medieval hero over the last hundred years?
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…
Beardy History blogger Tony McMahon look at They Shall Not Grow Old – a movie about the First World War from director Peter Jackson