Tony McMahon investigates the Turin Shroud to see how science and faith have clashed over its authenticity and whether it really is the burial cloth of Jesus
Many Catholic saints died in weird ways as Tony McMahon discovers on the Beardy History blog
Two green skinned children appeared in the Middle Ages to the villagers at Wulpet but what exactly were they?
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
There is a long history of top politicians being lynched by the London mob over the centuries
Is this the real face of Saint Valentine?
In an early nineteenth century book in my library I came across a fascinating story that I’d like some historical sleuths out there to confirm or deny. The claim in the book is that on the Throne of St Peter in the Vatican – held aloft by the four Doctors of the Church – is…
I’ve been busy in Portugal filming with the History Channel for a thrilling new documentary series about the Knights Templar. This will accompany the new Templar drama Knightfall about to grace your TV screens. The documentaries follow the Templar quest for the Holy Grail and I caught up with the team in Tomar, the…