Medieval history

900 Years on from the Sinking of the White Ship

By  Victoria Barlow, History, Level 3 As a history undergraduate student, I’m taught that it’s not good practice to question ‘what if this had happened instead’. The possibilities are endless. All we can definitively say for sure is what has actually taken place – but even then historians disagree....

A fascinating journey from Ba to PhD

 Twenty Years of History at Lincoln by Hannah MacKenzie I completed my BA in History at the University of Lincoln in 2016 and, thanks to the generosity of the School of History and Heritage Bursary, was able to undertake an MA in Medieval Studies the following year. During my...

Thomas Becket as a medieval Jedi Knight

by Bethany Scard   2020 marks the 850th anniversary of the death of Thomas Becket and the 800th anniversary of moving his body to his new shrine in Canterbury. Not many people have two anniversaries to celebrate like this, so you can already tell he’s an important man. In...