A Medieval ‘Game of Thrones’

The Dome

An article did the rounds a couple of weeks ago by Benjamin Breen called ‘Why Game of Thrones Isn’t Medieval – and Why That Matters’. Breen is an early modernist who has taken offence at people thinking that Game of Thrones is medieval when really it is early modern. He comments that: A world that… Continue reading A Medieval ‘Game of Thrones’

Early Medieval Futures

Yesterday I met THE Peter Brown. He was receiving an honorary degree from the University of St Andrews because he is quite simply one of the greatest historians of the last forty years. (The degree was bestowed on him by Sir Menzies Campbell and the other honorand was Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s chief international correspondent… Continue reading Early Medieval Futures