Empress Matilda and ‘The Anarchy’

If your image of a medieval noblewoman is someone in a tall pointed hat passively swooning at her knight’s jousting abilities, we forgive you: this is indeed a theme in medieval art and literature. But there were a number of medieval women leaders whose careers clearly break this stereotypical mould.Read more

5 Sites That Tell the Story of Early Anglo-Saxon England

Discover the amazing sites that tell us so much about the culture, beliefs and society of Anglo-Saxon England.Read more

9 Ancient Roman Ruins You Need to Visit

Remains of Roman Britain can be found everywhere, from walls left in our cities to forts and villas in the countryside. Read more

Where to Find Ancient Prehistoric Sites in England

You might know the world famous site of Stonehenge, but prehistoric monuments and sites can be found all over England.Read more

8 Things to Know About the Black Country

The Black Country can be found in the West Midlands, roughly made up of towns within the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – although you won’t find any official borders on the map, or any two Yam Yams that agree on it!Read more

How Historic Human Poo Can Preserve Plant Fossils

What can plant and insect fossils tell us about the way people ate? Archaeologist Dr Ruth Pelling explains all.Read more

What Archaeology Can Tell Us About the History of Migration in England

To mark International Migrant’s Day 2018, we take a look at 7 archaeological and historical objects that help to tell the history of migration in England.Read more