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Emmanuel Macron agrees to loan Bayeux tapestry to Britain

President to allow Battle of Hastings embroidery to leave France for first time in 950 years The Bayeux tapestry will be loaned to Britain after Emmanuel Macron agreed to let it leave France for the first time in 950 years. … Continue reading

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Vegetables in the Middle Ages

Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, offer the stories of eleven different vegetables – artichokes, beans, chard, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, peas, pumpkins, and tomatoes – offering tidbits from science and agriculture to history, culture, and, of course, … Continue reading

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Video: Porpoise found in medieval graveyard

Here is the video of an interesting archaeological discovery on the island of Chapelle Dom Hue near Guernsey. Earlier this week Phil de Jersey, working for Guernsey Archaeology, posted news of finding the skull of a juvenile porpoise in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Snobs, Medievalists

Pui Yan Fong for The Chronicle Review We medievalists have had a pretty good run in academe. We were admitted in the final third of the 19th century after we proved that our subject was complex (read: science-like) enough to … Continue reading

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Major archaeological finds at Greenwich uncover lost Royal palace

The team working on the Painted Hall Project have uncovered the remains of Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and of his daughters Mary and Elizabeth I. Greenwich Palace had a scale and magnificence comparable to Hampton Court Palace, set in a … Continue reading

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Ritual, Behaviour and Symbolic Communication in the dispute between Thomas Becket and King Henry II

Thomas Becket and Henry II have been in the news lately after a mention during the Comey testimony (read more: Why did James Comey say, ‘Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?’)   Introduction: Historians looking at ritual and … Continue reading

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Hoard of King Alfred the Great goes to Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum will be purchasing a treasure hoard dating back to time of King Alfred the Great.  The museum, which is located in Oxford, has raised the £1.35 million to fund the purchase.

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