National Army Museum

Religion

Medieval understanding of the soul and the body meant that a saintly life was a life of physical restrictions. Katherine Harvey explores the extreme suffering bishops put themselves through, from weeping and celibacy to starvation and, sometimes, death.

The movement and plight of people compelled to leave their own countries and to seek asylum overseas is ever present in our television broadcasts...

Do the dead matter? This is the central question in this meticulously researched, all-encompassing exploration of our mortal remains. At its heart...

The founder of the Quakers died on January 13th 1691.

Amy Fuller explores the complex origins of the Mexican legend of the wailing woman, now closely linked to the country’s celebrations of the Day of the Dead. 

Micro-history is now vital to shedding light on the historical world of conflict and deviance and the subject really flourishes with the benefits...

Dorothy Thompson was both a remarkable person and an influential historian of Chartism. This collection of her essays – some minor, some more...

Amy Fuller looks at the life of the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and asks why we feel the need to kill our heroines rather than celebrate their achievements.

By no stretch of the imagination was Richard III a saint, but the furore that sprung up around his discovery and reburial was strongly reminiscent of a medieval cult of sainthood.

The theologian was denounced by the church on May 4th, 1415.