History

Challenging perceptions on Columbanus and Jonas of Bobbio – an interview with Alexander O’Hara and Ian Wood

Perceptions on the life of Columbanus, Jonas of Bobbio and hagiography itself are changing in the eyes of historians. We interviewed Alexander O'Hara and Ian Wood, authors of the highly anticipated Jonas of Bobbio to find out more.  How long have you been working on Jonas of Bobbio? Have you encountered anything surprising in your research? O’ HARA: What … Continue reading

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Battle of Crécy wins Distinguished Book Prize 2017

Winners of the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Prize, Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries discuss the revolutionary findings presented in their book The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook. The Battle of Crécy is a deeply explored area of history. What prompted you to write this book? Kelly: I'd long had misgivings about the traditional understandings of the Battle of … Continue reading

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Ralph Hanna awarded British Academy Gollancz Prize 2015!

LUP are delighted to congratulate Ralph Hanna on receiving the Sir Israel Gollancz Prize 2015 from the British Academy yesterday for his contribution to, and prolific research in medieval book history and palaeography. The Sir Israel Gollancz Prize is awarded biennially for work connected with Anglo-Saxon, Early English Language and Literature, English Philology, or the History of … Continue reading

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The Battle of Crécy: new discoveries overturn centuries of scholarship

The Battle of Crécy: Missing by Michael Livingston On 26 August 1346, the invading English army at last stood face-to-face with a vastly more numerous French army on a small hill not far from Crécy. A little chapel nearby was tolling the bells for the mid-afternoon prayers when the French began to charge up at the … Continue reading