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Project LV One - Day 341 - Slag

So I hope you’ve had a great Easter Sunday whatever you beliefs.  For me I’ve been searching for slag (BTW don’t try google slag unless you are prepared to be depressed – for some reason there is a whole section called British Slag, I’ll leave that to your own imagination!)  However, my search has been far more elusive – looking for the byproduct of medieval iron making in south east Leicestershire.   60 more words

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How did Vikings get their metals?

Recently I was able to hear Professor Joyce Hill lecture on the Vale of York Viking hoard. She holds an emeritus chair in Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds. 1,842 more words


Project LV One - Day 337 - Joining the Dots

Every now and then I wonder what the hell have I done with my life?  I guess we all do from time to time.  However, there is one object that has come to dominate my life in a way that I really couldn’t imagine.   153 more words

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What We Mean When We Talk About the Middle Ages, Part II: Protestant Edition

Given that there are thousands of Protestant sects, it is impossible to speak of a single Protestant view of the Middle Ages, so I will have to speak in generalities by necessity. 891 more words

What We Mean When We Talk About the Middle Ages, Part 1

Of all the periods in Western history, no era gets a worse rap than the Middle Ages, which lasted roughly from 500 CE to 1500 CE. 1,260 more words

Project LV One - Day 302 - Change is part of human condition

We all have our pet projects where we like to think that things should stay the same and would be most upset should they change.  Unfortunately change is the reason why we are the dominant species on the planet.   197 more words

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Post Medieval Industrial Archaeology - The Post Mill

A windmill is a machine that converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of the sails or blades. The reason for the name “windmill” is that the devices originally were developed for milling grain for food production. 618 more words