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The unfortunate Stephanie

In Spanish, today’s protagonist is Estefanía la Desdichada, Stephanie the Unfortunate. If we’re going to be quite correct her name is Estefanía Alfonso and she was the illegitimate daughter of Alfonso VII of Castilla and León and his paramour, Urraca. 1,541 more words

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In search of a saint

Today’s post is about a saint I’ve always believed never existed. In actual fact, I suspect quite a few saints never existed – or were particularly saintly – but when a country embraced Christianity it was sort of important to produce a nice paragon of virtues to hold up as an example to the previously pagan population and inspire conversion. 1,323 more words

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Picture From The Past

Picture From The Past

“I am come home,” said the knight,
as he rode slow down the lane,
more to himself
than the farmer with his cart, 89 more words

Chimneys And Clouds, A Collection Of Poems By Philip Dodd

The Tour De Nesle Affair and its Consequences

King Philip IV, also known as Philip the Fair, had three sons, and a daughter named Isabella. Their names were Louis, Philip, and Charles in that order. 747 more words

A magpie with ambitions

The other day, I made a comment to a friend regarding Richard the Lionheart’s wife, Berengaria (or Berenguela) de Navarra. You see, I always confuse her name with… 2,077 more words

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G & C Explore: Medieval Times

// Just as the commercials say, “Prepare yourself for dinner and tournament.” //

Medieval Times does deliver on a tournament, but the script makes you really wait for it.

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Sunday Smile : Chicken Under Armour

When we visited Prague Castle, one of the attractions we saw was the old armoury, where there were many old suits of armour, weapons of war dating back to medieval times, and some other very gruesome instruments of torture.   33 more words

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