Over 350 years after Thomas Becket’s death, his shrine was destroyed by agents of King Henry VIII. Professor Alec Ryrie from the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University investigates why.
21 May 2021
Nicholas Vincent, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, reveals a surprising link between Thomas Becket and the 1225 reissue of Magna Carta.
22 April 2021
Curators Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman investigate the murder of Thomas Becket and what we know about the perpetrators of this notorious crime.
16 December 2020
Looking for an alternative Christmas dinner? Whip up a medieval feast with 11 recipes from the Middle Ages.
28 December 2019
Discover how the assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 changed the course of history…
24 July 2019
It’s been 80 years since Sutton Hoo was discovered and excavated. But why is this Anglo-Saxon ship burial so important and what has it taught us?
23 March 2018
Curator Naomi Speakman sheds light on a few of her favourite medieval gems in the collection.
13 February 2018
For Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled 14 sensational smooches and other symbols of love from around the world. Pucker up…
3 August 2017
Curator Naomi Speakman explores the fantastical world of medieval bestiaries and the mythical creatures found within.