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Alfonso was captured and thrown into prison. Sancho, however, had the misfortune to have a dream in which St. Peter appeared to him and urged him to release his royal captive, which he proceeded to do, whereupon Alfonso, in a display of brotherly sentiment, murdered him.

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Motherfucking Cluny Goddamn.

Today in shit I’m obsessed with, Cluny abbey in Cluny, France (incredibly creative names were a staple of the middle ages). You have probably never heard of Clluny abbey, which is a shame, because it used to be balls fucking important. 436 more words


Paris: Tapestries of the Middle Ages

Apart from joining hundreds of other tourists in Monet’s gardens at Giverny, we spent much of our Parisian travels off the more beaten of paths.  One of the things we spent a good amount of time doing was simply sitting in parks and watching the life of the city.   1,444 more words


Conjuring up Cluny

It once stood to rival Rome as the largest centre of Christian influence in western Europe and seemed a fitting start to our Vienna road trip. 99 more words

Vienna Road Trip

The Lady and the Unicorn...and snails.

To Whom it may Concern,

Thursday June 12th was supposed to be the best day of all.  Not to say that I don’t enjoy spending days with my family just as much as I do by myself, but I was really looking forward to falling in love with another European city by getting lost, alone, in it’s cobblestone veins.  617 more words

La Charité-sur-Loire

Fifty miles from Vézelay pilgrims reached the crossing of the mighty Loire river. Visible on the far shore stood the immense church and surrounding complex of the priory of Notre-Dame de la Charité-sur-Loire. 537 more words

Santiago De Compostela