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Richard II

To the medieval mind kings were appointed by God. Therefore, to oppose a king was to challenge God. And yet, repeatedly throughout Richard II’s reign challenges were made and opposition remained strong. 2,070 more words

Mansel Jones

Rehabilitating Medieval Monarchs

At last week’s International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, I attended the annual Pseudo Society session, a humorous presentation of papers crafted to resemble the other academic presentations at the conference, but on topics like “Njal’s Flat Pack: The Historical Evidence for Ikea,” in which the presenter linked the strong Nordic heritage of the famous store using runestones and knotted snakes. 622 more words