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Ladislaus I of Hungary (FAC)[edit]

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Is there a reason we're not, per MOS:TIES, using the British spelling mediaeval at articles like Medieval Welsh literature, despite them proclaiming with templates that they are written in British English? I was tempted to lodge some WP:RMs, but it occurs to me that this has probably been discussed before, and I might be missing something (e.g., maybe even MHRA, etc., have come to an academic consensus to use the shorter spelling?). Thought I should ask about it first. Most of the British-published works I've read on the era used the ae spelling (though the æ ligature version is obsolete). But, thinking on it, that was mostly in the 1980s to mid-1990s, and many of the works were older than that.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  17:44, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Mediaeval is falling out of use in the specialist literature from British presses. Has for a while. See such titles as A Companion to Medieval England 1066–1485, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: 4th Series, The Two Cities: Medieval Europe, Cambridge Medieval Textbooks, A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases, The Foundations of Medieval English Ecclesiastical History, Peasants and Landlords in Later Medieval England, Religion in the Medieval West, The Medieval Warhorse, Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources, Medieval Folklore, A Dictionary of Medieval Terms for the use of History Students, Medieval Warfare Source Book. The only two British/UK published works on my bibliography that have Mediaeval are both from the 1960s - Governance of Mediaeval England from the Conquest to Magna Carta (1963) and An Introduction to the Adminstrative History of Mediaeval England (1966). (I tried to chose only one example from each publisher ... feel free to check the bibliography for more examples) Ealdgyth - Talk 18:25, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
Agreed, mediaeval has been unusual in British English for years. The media abandoned it decades ago. Johnbod (talk) 18:28, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
Mediaeval hasn't been used in serious scholarship since the 1930s. Except for tourists who think it's more 'realistic.' Since we go by sources, and the preferred sources are recent (all things being equal) we ignore what the fashionistas say. Muffled Pocketed 18:29, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
Ditto, agree. Hchc2009 (talk) 18:50, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
As a further example the Society for Medieval Archaeology which has a primary focus on Britain and Ireland (and their annual journal Medieval Archaeology) drops the a. Nev1 (talk) 21:34, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
As a further further example, see the International Medieval Congress in Leeds. Adam Bishop (talk) 23:46, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Roman And Byzantine Military History[edit]

Hello, I am currently working on a small (I am the only active member as of now) task force within the military history WP, I would like to invite anyone interested in either Roman or Byzantine Military History, to work on the project with me. Here is the Link Incase you are interested, thank you. Iazyges (talk) 16:48, 12 July 2016 (UTC)