Today I have the honour of welcoming Sharon Bennett Connolly to my blog. This is a lady with whom I share a common passion for all things medieval and I was fortunate enough to spend a day with her last year in Lincoln. 1,971 more words
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"Viking" Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: fram! fram! cristmenn, crossmenn, konungsmenn! (Oláfs saga helga, ch. 224.)
Jessica A. Browner
Volume 35 (1992) 4,057 more words
In one of Sweden’s oldest churches, the pride of place is held by a grave containing three bodies: that of Birger Jarl, the man who more or less hammered Sweden together, that of one of his sons, a.k.a. 1,925 more words
In the medieval world, the influence of the Church was ubiquitous.
The average modern inhabitant of the western world, even a religious one, might struggle to conceive of how much this was the case. 1,054 more words