National identity in the Hundred Years’ War
The Hundred Years’ War in the context of contemporary British - European relations.
The impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on West Africa
Studying Medieval Africa as a means to better understand the impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on West Africa.
Women and the Norman Conquest
Putting women back into the narrative provides a fuller understanding of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England.
Arabic science and The House of Wisdom
Reframing our Euro-centric historical understanding of science and medicine.
Medieval African kingdoms and empires
Guidance on teaching a less-Eurocentric view of world history.
English resistance to the Norman Conquest
Unlike the popular view reinforced by the Bayeux tapestry, Hastings was far from a decisive battle.
Crusader queens: the queens of Jerusalem
An insight into the role women and queens played in the history of the Crusades.
The Women of the Wars of the Roses
Women were central to the developments of this epic conflict, and this list bring them back to the centre of the stage.
Plantagenet queens and queenship
A fascinating overview of the queens who shaped Britain's history before their more famous Tudor successors.
The Crusades from Islamic, Jewish and Christian perspectives
A new outlook on a series of events which have traditionally told from a Christian perspectives, but have, in fact, shaped the evolution of many more religions.
Queens and royal women in the medieval Islamic world
Queenship studies have long been an exciting area of research, but we tend to focus on European royal women traditionally. This list looks at lives of queens and royal women in the medieval Islamic world.
Royal women of eastern Asia
All too often, the lives of royal women, particularly outside of a British and European context, are missing in wider histories, textbooks and the curriculum. This list focusses on the presence and influence of royal women in pre-modern east Asia.
Byzantine empresses and royal women
The Byzantine Empire and its royal women and empresses are often overlooked in a school's curricula. However, looking at the women of the Byzantine Empire provides excellent opportunities to demonstrate the political agency of women in the middle ages.
Islamic Spain in the Middle Ages: A Multicultural Society
These resources will help you to teach about an example of a multicultural society in the Middle Ages from different viewpoints: shifting away from a Eurocentric perspective will help you enrich your offer.
The Aztec Account of their Downfall
Most sources focus on Spanish accounts of the defeat of the Aztecs. In recent years, scholars and historians have worked hard to rectify this imbalance in the historiography by offering fresh perspectives of what actually happened in Mexico.
Women and the Renaissance
Through these sources, teachers can show students that women were significant contributors to the Renaissance: from writers to painters to sculptors, they were prolific just like their male counterparts.
The reign of King John
These resources offer lots of evidence that will enable students to investigate the controversial figure of King John.
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Ultimate queen of Europe
These resources aim to help teachers and students understand Eleanor’s political, diplomatic and cultural roles during a complex time.
Viking society, trade and expansion
These resources provide a full analysis of this material: the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Ibn Fadlan’s chronicle and the Russian Primary Chronicle are all set against runic evidence, as well as archaeological discoveries.