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An introduction to the decentralised collection of manuscripts with provenance of Llanthony Secunda Priory: archivist's project

As volunteer archivist for the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust, I have spent 6 months toiling with information management and cataloguing software to spur the direction of the information we will be offering in the right direction. 311 more words


A monk's dog

This close up photo of a dappled grey greyhound is from a Spanish manuscript stating King James II of (various parts of) Spain’s law codes for Aragon at the end of the 13th century.   279 more words

Dogs In Art

Ptolemy's Canis Major and Canis Minor

Above is a photograph of an illustrated page from Ptolemy’s Almagest, first written in 150CE, although this copy was clearly produced much later!

It depicts the constellations of canis major and canis minor and apparently served as an astronomer’s and astrologist’s guide book. 221 more words

Dogs In Art

Facing Devotion: A Fifteenth Century Dutch Book of Hours

Far from only containing local books, Worcester Cathedral Library is home to treasures from further afield. One such item is a Book of Hours from the Netherlands which, through uncertain means, eventually ended up in Worcestershire. 826 more words

Church History

Medieval weapons demonstrated in Edmonton at Medieval May festival

Time to get medieval on some watermelons.

The Knights of the Northern Realms hosted the 7th annual Medieval May, Saturday at the King Edward Community League. 274 more words

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Back in the USA

Hello my supporters previous and new. While I had a marvelous time upstate with friends and health seekers, the possibilities did not pan out in the financial realm. 548 more words

Book Art