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Common Awards Student Conference 2016. Part 8: Durham Cathedral medieval manuscript workshop

As part of my three days at the Common Awards student conference for 2016 (details in my introductory blog), I attended a stained glass window tour and a medieval manuscripts workshop with Durham Cathedral. 655 more words

A Fantasy Tip from Medieval History: Using Parchment

The year is 2099. A group of people is preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard the brand spaceship, Pearseus. Instead, they end up castaways on a remote planet. 781 more words

Random Musings


Occasionally my writing turns into a dangerous rabbit a bit like this one …

When this happens running and hiding seems the only sensible thing to do … 237 more words


Eagles and the Sun in a Medieval Bestiary

Summer has finally properly arrived in England, and the sun has made a stronger-than-usual appearance in Cambridge. While we humans need to dust off our sunglasses, the eagle, as described by Isidore of Seville in the early 7th century, is capable of staring directly into the sun. 136 more words

Manuscript Road Trip: Manuscrits de Québec

There are several hundred medieval and Renaissance manuscripts to be found in the Canadian province of Quebec, although very few have a digital presence. The small list published in the de Ricci… 1,110 more words

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Medieval Tweets and Post-its

May 31st, 1486 turned out to be an unseasonably hot day on the Rhine. Count Philip was holding court. A duke was droning on and on, and the Count was fast losing interest. 494 more words

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Manuscript Road Trip: An Otto Ege Treasure Trove in Maine

About two months ago, I received an email with the subject line “Beauvais Missal.” My interest piqued, I opened the message to find Maine bookseller Seth Thayer writing to report that he had found a leaf of the Missal “in a trunk in a client’s house in Maine.” 767 more words

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