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Albertus Magnus | Thomas Aquinas | John Duns Scotus
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Have had the pleasure of hanging out with this trio for the last few weeks - three of the foremost thinkers of the middle ages, fascinating personalities responsible for remarkable bodies of work in theology, philosophy and natural science. The Italian Aquinas was a pupil of the German Albertus, whilst Scotus, who hailed from Duns in Scotland, taught across Europe. The thirteenth century offered no geographical barriers to learning.
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Bringing giants such as these to life is one of the pleasures of historical fiction, fleshing out the superstars of their day - everyone knew who they were, and everyone knew the powers of their intellect.
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In a feudal society based on right and strength, it is refreshing to see the thinkers be given their due. Perhaps that could one day be the case in our own age, where those advancing the paradigms of human thought might be acknowledged openly for their achievements above people from reality TV programmes? Just a thought.
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Albertus Magnus by Benozzo Gozzoli
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Thomas Aquinas by Domenico Ghirlandaio
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John Duns Scotus by Joos van Gent .
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#albertusmagnus #thomasaquinas #johndunsscotus #writerslife #amreading #amwriting #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookjunkie #books #book #kindle #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #author #writer #indieauthor #indiewriter #history #medieval #medievalhistory #medievaltimes #middleages #medievalfiction #historicalfiction #churchhistory #learning #ilovehistory #ilovebooks
Albertus Magnus | Thomas Aquinas | John Duns Scotus . . . Have had the pleasure of hanging out with this trio for the last few weeks - three of the foremost thinkers of the middle ages, fascinating personalities responsible for remarkable bodies of work in theology, philosophy and natural science. The Italian Aquinas was a pupil of the German Albertus, whilst Scotus, who hailed from Duns in Scotland, taught across Europe. The thirteenth century offered no geographical barriers to learning. . . . Bringing giants such as these to life is one of the pleasures of historical fiction, fleshing out the superstars of their day - everyone knew who they were, and everyone knew the powers of their intellect. . . . In a feudal society based on right and strength, it is refreshing to see the thinkers be given their due. Perhaps that could one day be the case in our own age, where those advancing the paradigms of human thought might be acknowledged openly for their achievements above people from reality TV programmes? Just a thought. . . . Albertus Magnus by Benozzo Gozzoli . Thomas Aquinas by Domenico Ghirlandaio . John Duns Scotus by Joos van Gent . . . . #albertusmagnus  #thomasaquinas  #johndunsscotus  #writerslife  #amreading  #amwriting  #bookstagram  #bookstagrammer  #bookjunkie  #books  #book  #kindle  #authorsofinstagram  #writersofinstagram  #author  #writer  #indieauthor  #indiewriter  #history  #medieval  #medievalhistory  #medievaltimes  #middleages  #medievalfiction  #historicalfiction  #churchhistory  #learning  #ilovehistory  #ilovebooks 
Гербам на этом доме - пятьсот лет, и это герб в том числе прадеда моего героя, приора Сент-Эндрюса, настоятеля Собора Святого Андрея и основателя колледжа Сент-Леонардс - Джона Хепберна.
Стираю фоточки августа прошлого года, сливаю сюда.
#bojkotproject #изжизниписателя #fairearl #дневникписателя #вдохновение #писатель #пишустихиипрозусочиняю #трудодни #book #writer #inspiration #писательвтрудахправедных #Шотландия  #Scotland  #StAndrews  #scotlandthebrave #scotlandinmyheart
Гербам на этом доме - пятьсот лет, и это герб в том числе прадеда моего героя, приора Сент-Эндрюса, настоятеля Собора Святого Андрея и основателя колледжа Сент-Леонардс - Джона Хепберна. Стираю фоточки августа прошлого года, сливаю сюда. #bojkotproject  #изжизниписателя  #fairearl  #дневникписателя  #вдохновение  #писатель  #пишустихиипрозусочиняю  #трудодни  #book  #writer  #inspiration  #писательвтрудахправедных  #Шотландия  #Scotland  #StAndrews  #scotlandthebrave  #scotlandinmyheart 
「ローマ亡き後の地中海世界」の上下巻が揃い読了です。
地中海世界から見た中世の歴史が良く分かります。

Mediterranean world after the death of Rome.
Battle of the Preveza and battle of the Lepanto.
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#本 #歴史 #歴史書 #中世ヨーロッパ #ローマ亡き後の地中海世界 #塩野七生 #book #history #historybook #NanamiShiono #Medievalhistory
Coffee in Athens, Greece.
july 2017 © george sardis
Coffee in Athens, Greece. july 2017 © george sardis
The first Ask Alistair question comes from @sophtherainbowsheep 👑 Here is your response! It probably doesn’t get anymore vain than this. However, if you dig deep enough into the unusual parts of real life history, you’ll find that this is actually somewhat true. The real Edward III studied many kings in order to be more like them which also included Arthur, and some people even speculated that he was the reincarnation of Arthur himself. 
To everyone else, the question floor is still open! So feel free to smack any questions you may have in the comments! 
#drawing #anime #animesketch #animedrawing #animeart #art #artwork #illustration #manga #mangadrawing #oc #originalstory #originalcharacter #spectrumnoir #markers #traditionalart #instaart #instadraw #instaartist #artofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #originalart #medieval #medievalhistory #edwardiii #comics #sketchbook #ashandtheend
The first Ask Alistair question comes from @sophtherainbowsheep 👑 Here is your response! It probably doesn’t get anymore vain than this. However, if you dig deep enough into the unusual parts of real life history, you’ll find that this is actually somewhat true. The real Edward III studied many kings in order to be more like them which also included Arthur, and some people even speculated that he was the reincarnation of Arthur himself. To everyone else, the question floor is still open! So feel free to smack any questions you may have in the comments! #drawing  #anime  #animesketch  #animedrawing  #animeart  #art  #artwork  #illustration  #manga  #mangadrawing  #oc  #originalstory  #originalcharacter  #spectrumnoir  #markers  #traditionalart  #instaart  #instadraw  #instaartist  #artofinstagram  #artistsoninstagram  #artoftheday  #originalart  #medieval  #medievalhistory  #edwardiii  #comics  #sketchbook  #ashandtheend 
Haciendo malabarismos para llegar a tiempo al examen de Historia Medieval I de la UNED #mamaestudiante #study #estudio #tiempodeestudio #timesstudy #estudiar #estudiando #examenes #historiamedieval #history #medievalhistory
Taking a walk down memory lane with these students to marvel at the architecture of the Mughal Era on a Heritage Walk at Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archeological Park in Delhi. #heritage #heritagewalk #student #students #History #Mughal #architecture #old #walk #memory #Delhi #ExperientialLearning #experientialeducation #educationindia #education #learning #learningbydoing #blendidlearning #placebaseded #projectbased #outdoor #outdoors #outdoorclassroom #medieval #medievaltimes #medievalhistory #medievalindia #outbound #park
Taking a walk down memory lane with these students to marvel at the architecture of the Mughal Era on a Heritage Walk at Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archeological Park in Delhi. #heritage  #heritagewalk  #student  #students  #History  #Mughal  #architecture  #old  #walk  #memory  #Delhi  #ExperientialLearning  #experientialeducation  #educationindia  #education  #learning  #learningbydoing  #blendidlearning  #placebaseded  #projectbased  #outdoor  #outdoors  #outdoorclassroom  #medieval  #medievaltimes  #medievalhistory  #medievalindia  #outbound  #park 
И та, кому Белокурый говорил "моя королева" - Мари де Гиз. Женщина, бывшая цветком, но вынужденная стать сталью.
#bojkotproject  #междумирами  #artbook #instaart #sketch #fairearl #artskill_draw #artskill_January  #moleskine #moleskineart #mymoleskine #sketchbookmagazine
Ancient Etruscan tombs @tenuta_camporsevoli keep us dry on this rainy winter morning
Ancient Etruscan tombs @tenuta_camporsevoli keep us dry on this rainy winter morning
The Treaty of Perpetual Peace was interpreted by James as just that - a permanent peace agreement which put to rest old English pretensions to be overlords of Scotland. It was understood differently in England though. When Henry VII died in 1509, he was succeeded by his son, Henry VIII. Ambitious, brash, arrogant and impatient, the new Henry saw no reason to acknowledge Scotland as an equal kingdom, and he treated James, his brother-in-law, as a second rate monarch. Lacking the political subtlety of his father, Henry antagonised James over several issues. In 1511, Andrew Barton, a Scottish seaman who could be generously described as a privateer or harshly labelled a pirate, was captured at sea by Thomas and Edward Howard, the sons of the earl of Surrey, after raiding a Portguese ship carrying English goods. Barton was summarily executed, but his crews were allowed to go free after declaring themselves pirates. To have his subjects labelled as pirates by the English King was galling to James, but their were further grievances. Earlier and on land, James' lieutenant Si Robert Kerr, Warden of the Middle March and the man responsible for keeping the peace and maintaining the defences on the English border, was murdered by the Northumbrian Border Reiver John Heron, known as 'Bastard Heron' due to his illegitimacy. Heron faced no punishment from Henry for this blatant violation of the law and of his neighbour's sovereignty. These episodes, among others, soured relations between Scotland and England, and had them preparing for war again despite the 'perpetual peace' they were supposedly enjoying. James was perhaps more attentive to military matters than his English counterpart, and eagerly patronised the production of two types of military technology - ships and guns. The old, unstable cogs of the Middle Ages were being replaced across Northern Europe by carracks, Mediterranean style vessels which were larger, faster, more stable, and could carry multiple cannon. (Continued in comment)
The Treaty of Perpetual Peace was interpreted by James as just that - a permanent peace agreement which put to rest old English pretensions to be overlords of Scotland. It was understood differently in England though. When Henry VII died in 1509, he was succeeded by his son, Henry VIII. Ambitious, brash, arrogant and impatient, the new Henry saw no reason to acknowledge Scotland as an equal kingdom, and he treated James, his brother-in-law, as a second rate monarch. Lacking the political subtlety of his father, Henry antagonised James over several issues. In 1511, Andrew Barton, a Scottish seaman who could be generously described as a privateer or harshly labelled a pirate, was captured at sea by Thomas and Edward Howard, the sons of the earl of Surrey, after raiding a Portguese ship carrying English goods. Barton was summarily executed, but his crews were allowed to go free after declaring themselves pirates. To have his subjects labelled as pirates by the English King was galling to James, but their were further grievances. Earlier and on land, James' lieutenant Si Robert Kerr, Warden of the Middle March and the man responsible for keeping the peace and maintaining the defences on the English border, was murdered by the Northumbrian Border Reiver John Heron, known as 'Bastard Heron' due to his illegitimacy. Heron faced no punishment from Henry for this blatant violation of the law and of his neighbour's sovereignty. These episodes, among others, soured relations between Scotland and England, and had them preparing for war again despite the 'perpetual peace' they were supposedly enjoying. James was perhaps more attentive to military matters than his English counterpart, and eagerly patronised the production of two types of military technology - ships and guns. The old, unstable cogs of the Middle Ages were being replaced across Northern Europe by carracks, Mediterranean style vessels which were larger, faster, more stable, and could carry multiple cannon. (Continued in comment)
Beside Post
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The Trebizond Fleet
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🇬🇧:The Empire of Trebizond who was founded in the year 1204 made a great effort to stop the Anatolian Turks from reaching the coast. The arsenals of Trebizond built merchant and military vessels. But the navy of Trebizond were of only modest size. It only comparised two or three major warships plus smaller vessels. In the Year 1355 the fleet only counted one Warship and 11 smaller vessels. And in the year 1379 only two of each class. However there is a interesting mention of Ludovico da Bologna. He Talks about a fleet of 20 warships, and in the Year 1402 Emperor Manuel III Komnenos provide the Service of 20 galleys against the Ottomans.
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🇩🇪:Das Kaiserreich Trapezunt welches im Jahr 1204 gegründet wurde trug gut dazu bei die Anatolischen Türken zu stoppen die Küste zu erreichen. Das Arsenal von Trapezunt baute Handels- und Kriegschiffe. Aber die Navy von Trapezunt war von bescheidener grösse. Sie beinhaltete nur zwei oder drei Kriegsschiffe plus kleinere Schiffe. Im Jahr 1355 beinhaltete die Flotte nur ein. Kriegsschiff und 11 kleinere Schiffe. Und im Jahr 1379 nur zwei von jeder Klasse. Jedoch gibt es eine interessante Erwähnung von Ludovico da Bologna. Er spricht von einer Flotte mit 20 Kriegsschiffen und im Jahr 1402 verschaffte sich Kaiser Manuel III Komnenos die Dienste von 20 Galleren gegen die Osmanen.
#romanhistory #medievalhistory #byzantinehistory #history
Beside Post . The Trebizond Fleet . 🇬🇧:The Empire of Trebizond who was founded in the year 1204 made a great effort to stop the Anatolian Turks from reaching the coast. The arsenals of Trebizond built merchant and military vessels. But the navy of Trebizond were of only modest size. It only comparised two or three major warships plus smaller vessels. In the Year 1355 the fleet only counted one Warship and 11 smaller vessels. And in the year 1379 only two of each class. However there is a interesting mention of Ludovico da Bologna. He Talks about a fleet of 20 warships, and in the Year 1402 Emperor Manuel III Komnenos provide the Service of 20 galleys against the Ottomans. . 🇩🇪:Das Kaiserreich Trapezunt welches im Jahr 1204 gegründet wurde trug gut dazu bei die Anatolischen Türken zu stoppen die Küste zu erreichen. Das Arsenal von Trapezunt baute Handels- und Kriegschiffe. Aber die Navy von Trapezunt war von bescheidener grösse. Sie beinhaltete nur zwei oder drei Kriegsschiffe plus kleinere Schiffe. Im Jahr 1355 beinhaltete die Flotte nur ein. Kriegsschiff und 11 kleinere Schiffe. Und im Jahr 1379 nur zwei von jeder Klasse. Jedoch gibt es eine interessante Erwähnung von Ludovico da Bologna. Er spricht von einer Flotte mit 20 Kriegsschiffen und im Jahr 1402 verschaffte sich Kaiser Manuel III Komnenos die Dienste von 20 Galleren gegen die Osmanen. #romanhistory  #medievalhistory  #byzantinehistory  #history 
#OnThisDay in 1486, the War if the Roses ends as Henry VII of House Lancaster weds Elizabeth of House York, thus uniting the Tudors🌹⚔️🛡The tangled, bloody conflict remains a popular topic for academic and arm chair historians, and plenty of pop culture. The War of the Roses supposedly was a big inspiration for George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, now better known as “Game of Thrones.”
#OnThisDay  in 1486, the War if the Roses ends as Henry VII of House Lancaster weds Elizabeth of House York, thus uniting the Tudors🌹⚔️🛡The tangled, bloody conflict remains a popular topic for academic and arm chair historians, and plenty of pop culture. The War of the Roses supposedly was a big inspiration for George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, now better known as “Game of Thrones.”
The face of a medieval abbot: detail from the tomb of William Hunt (d.1481) at Bristol Cathedral #medieval #medievalhistory #history #face #sculpture #carving #stone #medievalart #arthistory #bristol #bristolcathedral #tomb #mitre #cathedral #church #religion #christianity #death #englishhistory #art #abbot
Repost @indiaartwalks .
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Last monumental structure of the Mughals, Zafar Mahal was meant as a summer palace for Bahadur Shah Zafar II. The entry gate in particularly was reconstructed by ‘Zafar’ as Bahadur Shah II or the last Mughal was popularly known, also meaning victory, an ironical 'non de plume' for the last emperor who was exiled by the British and sent away from the country of his birth to Rangoon to die in recluse. 
This was the chosen spot where the emperor had wished to be buried, which unfortunately as known as to our knowledge never happened. He wished to lay in precincts of the Zafar Mahal, besides the holy Dargah of Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, in Mehrauli, Delhi.
Now what remains is a ruined, empty structure and few graves, and this wooden door reminiscent of the past, standing, trying to hold on to the grandeur that was once. 
#IndiaArtWalks #Mehrauli #Delhi #India #History ​#IndianHistory #HistoryLovers #Mughals #photography #travel #architecturelover #MedievalHistory #travelphotography #heritage #stories #AirbnbExperiences #instagramers #incredibleindia #indiapictures #delhigram #instaphoto #insta #instalike #instapic #artwalk #architecture #Dargah #islam #stone #sufi
Repost @indiaartwalks . . Last monumental structure of the Mughals, Zafar Mahal was meant as a summer palace for Bahadur Shah Zafar II. The entry gate in particularly was reconstructed by ‘Zafar’ as Bahadur Shah II or the last Mughal was popularly known, also meaning victory, an ironical 'non de plume' for the last emperor who was exiled by the British and sent away from the country of his birth to Rangoon to die in recluse. This was the chosen spot where the emperor had wished to be buried, which unfortunately as known as to our knowledge never happened. He wished to lay in precincts of the Zafar Mahal, besides the holy Dargah of Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, in Mehrauli, Delhi. Now what remains is a ruined, empty structure and few graves, and this wooden door reminiscent of the past, standing, trying to hold on to the grandeur that was once. #IndiaArtWalks  #Mehrauli  #Delhi  #India  #History  ​#IndianHistory  #HistoryLovers  #Mughals  #photography  #travel  #architecturelover  #MedievalHistory  #travelphotography  #heritage  #stories  #AirbnbExperiences  #instagramers  #incredibleindia  #indiapictures  #delhigram  #instaphoto  #insta  #instalike  #instapic  #artwalk  #architecture  #Dargah  #islam  #stone  #sufi 
#OTD (or tomorrow) 1425 Edmund Mortimer, 5th earl of March and the last of the male Mortimers of Wigmore died at Trim Castle in co. Meath, Ireland. Born at one of his Fathers Hampshire manors in November 1391 ( he was not born in Ireland as oft reported ) Edmund was the second child and first son of Roger Mortimer, 4th earl of March and his wife Eleanor Holland. Despite marriage to Anne Stafford circa 1415, Edmund had no children. At his death his heir was his nephew, 13 year old Richard duke of York. It is worth noting that Edmund was the great uncle of Yorkist kings Edward IV and Richard III. Through the former Edmund was the x3 great uncle of Henry VIII.
#themortimers #medievalhistory #medievaltimes #edwardiii #theyorkists #houseofyork #tudor
#OTD  (or tomorrow) 1425 Edmund Mortimer, 5th earl of March and the last of the male Mortimers of Wigmore died at Trim Castle in co. Meath, Ireland. Born at one of his Fathers Hampshire manors in November 1391 ( he was not born in Ireland as oft reported ) Edmund was the second child and first son of Roger Mortimer, 4th earl of March and his wife Eleanor Holland. Despite marriage to Anne Stafford circa 1415, Edmund had no children. At his death his heir was his nephew, 13 year old Richard duke of York. It is worth noting that Edmund was the great uncle of Yorkist kings Edward IV and Richard III. Through the former Edmund was the x3 great uncle of Henry VIII. #themortimers  #medievalhistory  #medievaltimes  #edwardiii  #theyorkists  #houseofyork  #tudor 
Depuis 2002, Les Médiévales de Crèvecoeur présentent une forme unique d’Histoire vivante : une semaine de reconstitution historique ! Plus de 70 reconstituteurs passionnés nous font découvrir la seigneurie de Crèvecœur telle qu’elle était en 1467. Au programme, des scènes uniques où chevaliers, seigneurs, artisans, paysans et musiciens vivent nuit et jour à l’heure médiévale.
Cette année encore nos jouteurs serons présent au château de crève-cœur le 29 juillet ainsi que le dimanche 5 et lundi 6 août 2018 !
Un rendez-vous immanquable pour une immersion de toute la famille dans ce magnifique château du Calvados !

#england #france #azincourt #battle #middleage #moyenâge #knights #jousting #castle #joust #joustingtournament #spectacle #equestrian #horses #horseman #jouteequestre #joute #armor #armure #medievaltimes #medievalhistory #medievalhorse #medievalarmor #history #historia #histoire #chateau #chateaux #chevalerie #chevalerieinitiatique
Depuis 2002, Les Médiévales de Crèvecoeur présentent une forme unique d’Histoire vivante : une semaine de reconstitution historique ! Plus de 70 reconstituteurs passionnés nous font découvrir la seigneurie de Crèvecœur telle qu’elle était en 1467. Au programme, des scènes uniques où chevaliers, seigneurs, artisans, paysans et musiciens vivent nuit et jour à l’heure médiévale. Cette année encore nos jouteurs serons présent au château de crève-cœur le 29 juillet ainsi que le dimanche 5 et lundi 6 août 2018 ! Un rendez-vous immanquable pour une immersion de toute la famille dans ce magnifique château du Calvados ! #england  #france  #azincourt  #battle  #middleage  #moyenâge  #knights  #jousting  #castle  #joust  #joustingtournament  #spectacle  #equestrian  #horses  #horseman  #jouteequestre  #joute  #armor  #armure  #medievaltimes  #medievalhistory  #medievalhorse  #medievalarmor  #history  #historia  #histoire  #chateau  #chateaux  #chevalerie  #chevalerieinitiatique 
Dramatically edited desk photograph from the other night - still working on the John Ball project! I’m illustrating a speech attributed to him about how all people are created equal, but some people (cough cough, the nobility) are extremely wealthy while other people are starving, and how that’s not fair.
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#illustratorsoninstagram #desk #deskview #artistsoninstagram #johnball #medievalhistory #medievalpolitics #currentaffairs #sketchbooks #onmydesk #mess #14thcentury #14thC #fourteenthcentury #equality #peasantsrevolt #1381 #dramatic #bitdifferent
Dramatically edited desk photograph from the other night - still working on the John Ball project! I’m illustrating a speech attributed to him about how all people are created equal, but some people (cough cough, the nobility) are extremely wealthy while other people are starving, and how that’s not fair. . . . . . #illustratorsoninstagram  #desk  #deskview  #artistsoninstagram  #johnball  #medievalhistory  #medievalpolitics  #currentaffairs  #sketchbooks  #onmydesk  #mess  #14thcentury  #14thC  #fourteenthcentury  #equality  #peasantsrevolt  #1381  #dramatic  #bitdifferent 
Christ on the Cross, between the Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist, from a book of Old English sermons and homilies in Corpus Christi College Cambridge (MS 421, p. 1). The Crucifixion miniature comes from a contemporary manuscript also in Corpus Christi partly written by the same scribe as this volume. It was added to MS 421 at a later date. The style is typical of Anglo-Saxon illumination, but its limited colour palette and the poor quality of the parchment suggest it was produced in a relatively poor monastic institution. This manuscript was in Exeter in the eleventh century, and given by Matthew Parker to Corpus Christi in 1575.⠀
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#crucifix #crucifixion #christonthecross #christ #jesus #jesuschrist #virginmary #johntheevangelist #easter #resurrection #christianity #worship #medieval #medievalart #medievalhistory #medievalmanuscript #art #arthistory #history #britishhistory #englishhistory #medievalengland #middleages #anglosaxon #anglosaxonart #manuscript #illumination #drawing #painting #bookillustration
Christ on the Cross, between the Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist, from a book of Old English sermons and homilies in Corpus Christi College Cambridge (MS 421, p. 1). The Crucifixion miniature comes from a contemporary manuscript also in Corpus Christi partly written by the same scribe as this volume. It was added to MS 421 at a later date. The style is typical of Anglo-Saxon illumination, but its limited colour palette and the poor quality of the parchment suggest it was produced in a relatively poor monastic institution. This manuscript was in Exeter in the eleventh century, and given by Matthew Parker to Corpus Christi in 1575.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #crucifix  #crucifixion  #christonthecross  #christ  #jesus  #jesuschrist  #virginmary  #johntheevangelist  #easter  #resurrection  #christianity  #worship  #medieval  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #medievalmanuscript  #art  #arthistory  #history  #britishhistory  #englishhistory  #medievalengland  #middleages  #anglosaxon  #anglosaxonart  #manuscript  #illumination  #drawing  #painting  #bookillustration 
Unusual medieval 15th century heart brass. Unknown inscription. #heart #medieval #medievalhistory #historylover #medievalbrass #rare #norfolk #norfolkchurches #kirbybedon
Blå morgon, på väg till morgonens möte. Stackars mej. #museoduuni #åboslott #turunlinna #turkucastle #medievalhistory #keepspirit
2nd post for the Cadaver Synod.  897 A.D.  Pope Stephen put the CORPSE of Pope Formosus on trial. See previous post for whole story.  For more pics, info and pieces for sale, go to my website (link in bio). DM me for commissioned pieces.  #religion #religioso #medievaltimes #medievalworld #medieval #medievalhistory #mini #minimodel #miniatura #miniatures #tiny #tinyhouse #tinytales #tinyplanet #weird #weirdfacts #weirdstuff #weirdart #historybuff #historygram #historylover #historyclass #historygram #historynerd #historygeek #historybones
2nd post for the Cadaver Synod. 897 A.D. Pope Stephen put the CORPSE of Pope Formosus on trial. See previous post for whole story. For more pics, info and pieces for sale, go to my website (link in bio). DM me for commissioned pieces. #religion  #religioso  #medievaltimes  #medievalworld  #medieval  #medievalhistory  #mini  #minimodel  #miniatura  #miniatures  #tiny  #tinyhouse  #tinytales  #tinyplanet  #weird  #weirdfacts  #weirdstuff  #weirdart  #historybuff  #historygram  #historylover  #historyclass  #historygram  #historynerd  #historygeek  #historybones 
Peep thousmt eyes upon my newest blog post (link in bio) featuring 5 SPOOKY YET TRUE stories from medieval England. They were discovered hidden in a dusty tome by esteemed yet dead medievalist M.R. James!!! (Image from Lisle Psalter Arundel MS 83 II). #history #historyblog #medieval #medievalist #medievalhistory #medievalengland #ghoststory #spooky
Exciting news that the Bayeux Tapestry may be coming to our shores! #embroidery #bayeuxtapestry #Normandy #Normans #MedievalHistory #1066
One of the many subjects foundable in "Le livre de Chasse", by Gaston Fébu,s is the caring and breeding of hounds: in this treatise, readers learn about the different breeds and their nature, how to train and feed them and even to treat their illnesses.
#15thcentury #medieval #middleages #enluminure #illuminatedmanuscript #history #livre #venerie #luxury #manuscript #rarebooks #library #specialcollections #medievalhistory #hunting #gastonfebus #sigloXV #medievalanimals
One of the many subjects foundable in "Le livre de Chasse", by Gaston Fébu,s is the caring and breeding of hounds: in this treatise, readers learn about the different breeds and their nature, how to train and feed them and even to treat their illnesses. #15thcentury  #medieval  #middleages  #enluminure  #illuminatedmanuscript  #history  #livre  #venerie  #luxury  #manuscript  #rarebooks  #library  #specialcollections  #medievalhistory  #hunting  #gastonfebus  #sigloXV  #medievalanimals 
So.. in between working on a few orders I've taken to revisiting some of my recent-ish detecting finds in order to properly restore and conserve them. Pretty much everything of age made from copper-alloy ( bronze ) develops a crusty green powder called bronze disease. It's the alkalines in the soil that causes this and on items centuries old, it'll eventually destroy them. This buckle is of huge interest to me, and the scallop was part of its belt. It still has the leather attached. Why so interesting? Because it comes from a site with known documented history but with virtually no tangible evidence to prove it. My buckle is 15th century in date and ( I believe ) once belonged to an important historical figure from County Durham. The gentle cleaning process is now revealing it's ornate design and colour! #detectingfind #conservingfinds #bronzedisease #minelabfind #15thcentury #gpx5000 #metaldetecting #metaldetector #provingprovenance #canong5x #copperalloy #unearthinghistory #historicallyimportant #ancientbuckle #ornatedesign #minelab #centuriesold #localhistory #medievalhistory
So.. in between working on a few orders I've taken to revisiting some of my recent-ish detecting finds in order to properly restore and conserve them. Pretty much everything of age made from copper-alloy ( bronze ) develops a crusty green powder called bronze disease. It's the alkalines in the soil that causes this and on items centuries old, it'll eventually destroy them. This buckle is of huge interest to me, and the scallop was part of its belt. It still has the leather attached. Why so interesting? Because it comes from a site with known documented history but with virtually no tangible evidence to prove it. My buckle is 15th century in date and ( I believe ) once belonged to an important historical figure from County Durham. The gentle cleaning process is now revealing it's ornate design and colour! #detectingfind  #conservingfinds  #bronzedisease  #minelabfind  #15thcentury  #gpx5000  #metaldetecting  #metaldetector  #provingprovenance  #canong5x  #copperalloy  #unearthinghistory  #historicallyimportant  #ancientbuckle  #ornatedesign  #minelab  #centuriesold  #localhistory  #medievalhistory 
King David playing the harp, from a fourteenth-century manuscript known as 'the Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch' (British Library MS Add. 15282, f. 302). According to the Book of Samuel, David was a skilled harpist and was said to have composed a range of divinely inspired music including over half of the Psalms. This miniature comes from the beginning of the Book of Ecclesiastes. This manuscript was written in Hebrew and Aramaic, and is signed by a scribe called 'Hayyim.' It was made in Germany c. 1300-1325.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #moyenage #mittelalter #medievalart #medievalhistory #arthistory #historyofart #historybooks #books #oldbooks #old #manuscript #painting #miniature #gold #drawing #kingdavid #pentateuch #hallelujah #medievalgermany #jewishhistory #judaism #beauty #david #ecclesiastes #harp #sacredmusic #psalms #britishlibrary
King David playing the harp, from a fourteenth-century manuscript known as 'the Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch' (British Library MS Add. 15282, f. 302). According to the Book of Samuel, David was a skilled harpist and was said to have composed a range of divinely inspired music including over half of the Psalms. This miniature comes from the beginning of the Book of Ecclesiastes. This manuscript was written in Hebrew and Aramaic, and is signed by a scribe called 'Hayyim.' It was made in Germany c. 1300-1325.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #arthistory  #historyofart  #historybooks  #books  #oldbooks  #old  #manuscript  #painting  #miniature  #gold  #drawing  #kingdavid  #pentateuch  #hallelujah  #medievalgermany  #jewishhistory  #judaism  #beauty  #david  #ecclesiastes  #harp  #sacredmusic  #psalms  #britishlibrary 
El sábado 27 os espero en el taller de Iluminación de Letra Capitular  Gótica. ¡Apúntate!  Las plazas son limitadas ❤❤🎨🎨🎨 #rusalkaestudio#tallerescreativos#workshop#medieval#gotico#арт#arte#caligrafia#dorado#gold#золото#medievalart#medievalhistory#artgram#instaart#artlovers#oro#manuscrito#caligraph#caligraphie#taller#atelier
One of the most brutal medieval stories similar to Game of Thrones scenario happened in Bosnia in 1415.
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There the Croat-Hungarian army of King Sigismund lost a battle to a Bosnian-Turkish army led by the duke Hrvoje Vukcic Hrvatinic.
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After the battle, among the prisoners of war Hrvoje recognised a nobleman who he met earlier in a castle of town Buda (today's Budapest).
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That nobleman made fun of his neck by imitating a bull.
Hrvoje didn't react to his provocation back then, but now he couldn't resist taking revenge.
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He sewed him alive on bull's skin, and threw him in the river all sewn up saying: "When you like to imitate a bull, then die like a bull".
One of the most brutal medieval stories similar to Game of Thrones scenario happened in Bosnia in 1415. . There the Croat-Hungarian army of King Sigismund lost a battle to a Bosnian-Turkish army led by the duke Hrvoje Vukcic Hrvatinic. . After the battle, among the prisoners of war Hrvoje recognised a nobleman who he met earlier in a castle of town Buda (today's Budapest). . That nobleman made fun of his neck by imitating a bull. Hrvoje didn't react to his provocation back then, but now he couldn't resist taking revenge. . He sewed him alive on bull's skin, and threw him in the river all sewn up saying: "When you like to imitate a bull, then die like a bull".
SOUND UP 🎧: I was scanning back through some of my travel videos from the past few years, and happened upon this one that preserves a favorite memory of mine. I was privileged to capture the choir at Lincoln Cathedral, my favorite cathedral, performing one of my favorite Renaissance motets, "Ave Verum Corpus," by one of my favorite composers, William Byrd. Byrd served as organist and choirmaster at Lincoln, incidentally, which made the connection all the more exciting. While I listened, I continued to marvel at the elaborate medieval choir screen from the 1330's. You can still see a lot of the original polychrome paint on the stone--a rarity on structures that old. My cup runneth over. (Side note, if you listen carefully, you can hear the coos of all the pigeons and doves that roost in the ceiling vaults. 🐦🐦🐦)
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#nowplaying #williambyrd #aveverumcorpus #medievalmusic #renaissancemusic #motet #medievalarchitecture #medievalart #medievalpolychromy #choirscreen #sthughschoir #arthistory #musichistory #lincolncathedral #englishhistory #travel #classicalmusic #choralmusic #anglicanchoraltradition #medievalhistory
SOUND UP 🎧: I was scanning back through some of my travel videos from the past few years, and happened upon this one that preserves a favorite memory of mine. I was privileged to capture the choir at Lincoln Cathedral, my favorite cathedral, performing one of my favorite Renaissance motets, "Ave Verum Corpus," by one of my favorite composers, William Byrd. Byrd served as organist and choirmaster at Lincoln, incidentally, which made the connection all the more exciting. While I listened, I continued to marvel at the elaborate medieval choir screen from the 1330's. You can still see a lot of the original polychrome paint on the stone--a rarity on structures that old. My cup runneth over. (Side note, if you listen carefully, you can hear the coos of all the pigeons and doves that roost in the ceiling vaults. 🐦🐦🐦) . . . #nowplaying  #williambyrd  #aveverumcorpus  #medievalmusic  #renaissancemusic  #motet  #medievalarchitecture  #medievalart  #medievalpolychromy  #choirscreen  #sthughschoir  #arthistory  #musichistory  #lincolncathedral  #englishhistory  #travel  #classicalmusic  #choralmusic  #anglicanchoraltradition  #medievalhistory 
Today, 471 years ago, on January 16, 1547, Ivan IV also known as Ivan the Terrible, is crowned as the first Tsar “Tsar of All the Russias”. Ivan, before his crowning, he held the title of Grand Prince of Moscow. But at 16 years old, after his parents had died he was crowned in the Cathedral of the Dormition in Moscow. The early part of his reign saw peaceful reforms and modernization, such as the creation of a standing army known as the Streltsy, establishment of a Russian parliment known as the Zemsky Sobor, revised the law code making Sudebnik of 1550, and saw the first printing press introduced to Russia. But from all the wars against surrounding territories and the death of his wife in 1560, Ivan seems to have changed drastically. He even left the throne for a short while and returned, and soon he started to persecute nobels by executions. He was ruthless in his conquests of expanding Russian territory in Kazan and Siberia. In 1570 he ordered the sack of the Russian city of Novgorod, killing about 10,000 - 20,000 by modern estimates. As he got older Ivan’s mental health started to break down, making him extremely bipolar and violent. He even killed his own son, Ivan, in 1581 by hitting him over the head with his sceptre during a heated argument, he instantly felt regret for his actions. Ivan the Terrible would die on March 28, 1584 and soon his dynasty, the Rurikids, would fall apart. But the fall of the Rurikids would pave the way for the next dynasty of Russian rulers, the Romanovs, who would rule from 1613 all the way up until 1917.
Today, 471 years ago, on January 16, 1547, Ivan IV also known as Ivan the Terrible, is crowned as the first Tsar “Tsar of All the Russias”. Ivan, before his crowning, he held the title of Grand Prince of Moscow. But at 16 years old, after his parents had died he was crowned in the Cathedral of the Dormition in Moscow. The early part of his reign saw peaceful reforms and modernization, such as the creation of a standing army known as the Streltsy, establishment of a Russian parliment known as the Zemsky Sobor, revised the law code making Sudebnik of 1550, and saw the first printing press introduced to Russia. But from all the wars against surrounding territories and the death of his wife in 1560, Ivan seems to have changed drastically. He even left the throne for a short while and returned, and soon he started to persecute nobels by executions. He was ruthless in his conquests of expanding Russian territory in Kazan and Siberia. In 1570 he ordered the sack of the Russian city of Novgorod, killing about 10,000 - 20,000 by modern estimates. As he got older Ivan’s mental health started to break down, making him extremely bipolar and violent. He even killed his own son, Ivan, in 1581 by hitting him over the head with his sceptre during a heated argument, he instantly felt regret for his actions. Ivan the Terrible would die on March 28, 1584 and soon his dynasty, the Rurikids, would fall apart. But the fall of the Rurikids would pave the way for the next dynasty of Russian rulers, the Romanovs, who would rule from 1613 all the way up until 1917.
I can already tell that I’m going to love this professor. #hoodcollege #medievalhistory #college #inclusion #pronounsmatter
A beautiful medieval survival at St Andrew's, Kirby Bedon. A pair of shroud brasses depicting William Dussyng and his wife c.1505 in their winding sheets. #medieval #medievalbrasses #shroudbrasses #medievalhistory #historylover #norfolkchurches #kirbybedon #alwayslookunderthecarpets
#JanuaryBlues are still with us so we’re looing back to last September and #SaturdayKnightFever when Castle Green was overrun by marauding medieval miscreants! And some honourable knights of the realm, too. .
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#kidsinmuseums #norwich #norwichcastle #norwichcastlekeep #motteandbailey #HLFsupported #castle #medieval #history #knight #knightfever #medievalhistory #chivalry #battlefield #armsandarmour #livinghistory #reenactment #historicalreenactment #knight #knightinshiningarmour #medievalmadness
#JanuaryBlues  are still with us so we’re looing back to last September and #SaturdayKnightFever  when Castle Green was overrun by marauding medieval miscreants! And some honourable knights of the realm, too. . . #kidsinmuseums  #norwich  #norwichcastle  #norwichcastlekeep  #motteandbailey  #HLFsupported  #castle  #medieval  #history  #knight  #knightfever  #medievalhistory  #chivalry  #battlefield  #armsandarmour  #livinghistory  #reenactment  #historicalreenactment  #knight  #knightinshiningarmour  #medievalmadness 
Quick visit to Salisbury Catherdal last Sunday to see the Magna Carta! ⚜️
Quick visit to Salisbury Catherdal last Sunday to see the Magna Carta! ⚜️
Just received a few books I ordered from my favourite used bookshop today :) I love Bennett & Kerr Books, they sell so many history books and they package them really well (which is rare in bookshops). I have a few crusade books for my module on it and a few of the Camden books to add to my collection, these ones include the Clifford letters 1500-1565, the disputed regency of Jerusalem etc.
Just received a few books I ordered from my favourite used bookshop today :) I love Bennett & Kerr Books, they sell so many history books and they package them really well (which is rare in bookshops). I have a few crusade books for my module on it and a few of the Camden books to add to my collection, these ones include the Clifford letters 1500-1565, the disputed regency of Jerusalem etc.
James IV had done quite well for himself in the war of 1495-1497. He had displayed his military prestige, raided England with impunity, and had goaded Henry VII into an ineffectual response. The English King's attention was demanded by other matters, and so talks of peace soon replaced border skirmishes and sieges. The wheels of diplomacy rolled slowly into motion, and a preliminary peace agreement was agreed, known as the Treaty of Ayton. Through protracted negotiations, a 'Treaty of Perpetual Peace' was finally agreed in 1502 - the first "permanent" peace treaty agreed between England and Scotland since 1328. Apart from peace, the most significant feature of this peace was the marriage agreement between King James and Henry's daughter, Princess Margaret Tudor. This took place in 1503, and was the basis for the Stewart claim to the throne of England in the following century. After James ad Margaret's wedding both Scotland and England were content enough, and a relatively cordial peace settled over Britain. It is perhaps worthwhile at this time to consider the nature of kingship at this point in history, the juncture between the Middle Ages and the early modern period. 'Renaissance kingship' was characterised by display, opulence and pageantry, with Kings being eager to show their wealth, worldliness and bounty. In both kingdoms the arts and architecture flourished under royal patronage, but more this this, both Kings wanted to be personally impressive individuals. This was best displayed by intelligence and knowledge. A Spanish diplomat, Don Pedro de Ayala, recorded that James could speak Scots, Gaelic, French, German, Flemish, Italian and Spanish, and that he was very well read and had a wonderful memory. James was popular among his Scottish subjects, in contrast to Henry in England. The English King was no less shrewd and intelligent, but he was tight-fisted, secretive and cold. Henry's subjects may not have loved him, but his reign was no less successful for that. Under their magnificent rulers England and Scotland let the dust settle, and gave peace a chance... #flowersoftheforest #medievalhistory
James IV had done quite well for himself in the war of 1495-1497. He had displayed his military prestige, raided England with impunity, and had goaded Henry VII into an ineffectual response. The English King's attention was demanded by other matters, and so talks of peace soon replaced border skirmishes and sieges. The wheels of diplomacy rolled slowly into motion, and a preliminary peace agreement was agreed, known as the Treaty of Ayton. Through protracted negotiations, a 'Treaty of Perpetual Peace' was finally agreed in 1502 - the first "permanent" peace treaty agreed between England and Scotland since 1328. Apart from peace, the most significant feature of this peace was the marriage agreement between King James and Henry's daughter, Princess Margaret Tudor. This took place in 1503, and was the basis for the Stewart claim to the throne of England in the following century. After James ad Margaret's wedding both Scotland and England were content enough, and a relatively cordial peace settled over Britain. It is perhaps worthwhile at this time to consider the nature of kingship at this point in history, the juncture between the Middle Ages and the early modern period. 'Renaissance kingship' was characterised by display, opulence and pageantry, with Kings being eager to show their wealth, worldliness and bounty. In both kingdoms the arts and architecture flourished under royal patronage, but more this this, both Kings wanted to be personally impressive individuals. This was best displayed by intelligence and knowledge. A Spanish diplomat, Don Pedro de Ayala, recorded that James could speak Scots, Gaelic, French, German, Flemish, Italian and Spanish, and that he was very well read and had a wonderful memory. James was popular among his Scottish subjects, in contrast to Henry in England. The English King was no less shrewd and intelligent, but he was tight-fisted, secretive and cold. Henry's subjects may not have loved him, but his reign was no less successful for that. Under their magnificent rulers England and Scotland let the dust settle, and gave peace a chance... #flowersoftheforest  #medievalhistory 
Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli is a fabulous read! Check out our full review of this honorary book on the blog today!

#livingbooks #homeeducation #medievalhistory #charlottemasonhomeschool #charlottemasonirl #truthquesthistory
The Cadaver Synod. In 897 A.D., Catholic Pope Stephen (VII) put former Pope Formosus on trial - despite Formosus having been dead for nine months. Pope Stephen was so enraged over Formosus' actions 30 years prior that he had his body exhumed, clad him in papal robes and propped him on a throne at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, complete with a deacon for legal council.  The reasons for his rage stemmed from a complicated political power struggle. (If you want more details just google Cadaver Synod or Cadaver Trial.). Pope Stephen, as lead prosecutor, shouted his arguments at the corpse.  The final verdict was, of course, guilty.  Formosus was stripped of his sacred vestments, had 3 fingers cut off his right hand (the one used for blessings), had all his ordinations annulled and was eventually thrown into the Tiber River.  A local monk reportedly drug his body out of the water days later and reinterred him at St. Peter's Basilica.  It's reported that another Pope exhumed him again in 904 A.D., beheaded him and again threw his body in the Tiber.  In case you were wondering, the Catholic Church has since banned any future physical prosecutions of corpses (round of applause!) and Pope Formosus and his acts were posthumously reinstated.  Most metal phrase of the day: DAMNATIO MEMORIAE:
Meaning condemnation of memory, everything you ever did wiped from the books.  #cadaversynod #cadaver #popesbehavingbadly #corpseontrial #corpse #exhumation #religioushistory #catholichistory #medieval #medievalhistory #dioramas #miniatures #tinythings #bones #skeletons #curiosities #handmade #instaart #momentomori #artistsoninstagram #historybones #historybuff #historygram #stories #mixedmedia #lightenupfrancis
The Cadaver Synod. In 897 A.D., Catholic Pope Stephen (VII) put former Pope Formosus on trial - despite Formosus having been dead for nine months. Pope Stephen was so enraged over Formosus' actions 30 years prior that he had his body exhumed, clad him in papal robes and propped him on a throne at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, complete with a deacon for legal council. The reasons for his rage stemmed from a complicated political power struggle. (If you want more details just google Cadaver Synod or Cadaver Trial.). Pope Stephen, as lead prosecutor, shouted his arguments at the corpse. The final verdict was, of course, guilty. Formosus was stripped of his sacred vestments, had 3 fingers cut off his right hand (the one used for blessings), had all his ordinations annulled and was eventually thrown into the Tiber River. A local monk reportedly drug his body out of the water days later and reinterred him at St. Peter's Basilica. It's reported that another Pope exhumed him again in 904 A.D., beheaded him and again threw his body in the Tiber. In case you were wondering, the Catholic Church has since banned any future physical prosecutions of corpses (round of applause!) and Pope Formosus and his acts were posthumously reinstated. Most metal phrase of the day: DAMNATIO MEMORIAE: Meaning condemnation of memory, everything you ever did wiped from the books. #cadaversynod  #cadaver  #popesbehavingbadly  #corpseontrial  #corpse  #exhumation  #religioushistory  #catholichistory  #medieval  #medievalhistory  #dioramas  #miniatures  #tinythings  #bones  #skeletons  #curiosities  #handmade  #instaart  #momentomori  #artistsoninstagram  #historybones  #historybuff  #historygram  #stories  #mixedmedia  #lightenupfrancis 
It isn’t Mortimer related but I thought that I would share some photographs of the utterly breathtaking Christ Church Priory in Dorset. I visited yesterday. The surviving Norman architectures simply stunning. #history #medievalhistory #buildings #medievalbuilding #Dorset
Just realized I never posted the complete medieval arrow bag project! All finished! No “quivers” for this guy! Accompanied by my falchion and dagger. #medieval #medievalarchery #england #englisharchers #warbow #knights #traditionalarchery #crafts #sewing #handsewn #swords #hema #stgeorge #military #europeansword #fencing #archery #bows #arrow #history #medievalhistory #livinghistory #vintage
1930s photo from the House Mill, the largest tidal mill in the world with foundations dating back to the medieval period. Famous for supplying flour and more importantly GIN to the people of London 🍸 
Also the site of our applied heritage management project for this term!
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#london #londonhistory #stratford #history #medievalhistory #industrialhistory #mill #tidalmill #gin #archaeology #archaeologynerd #historynerd #heritage #culturalheritage #housemill #threemillsisland #bromleybybow #olympicpark
1930s photo from the House Mill, the largest tidal mill in the world with foundations dating back to the medieval period. Famous for supplying flour and more importantly GIN to the people of London 🍸 Also the site of our applied heritage management project for this term! . . . . . #london  #londonhistory  #stratford  #history  #medievalhistory  #industrialhistory  #mill  #tidalmill  #gin  #archaeology  #archaeologynerd  #historynerd  #heritage  #culturalheritage  #housemill  #threemillsisland  #bromleybybow  #olympicpark 
Fancy a close up look at a range of fascinating Medieval Latin manuscripts?
Catch our Illuminating the Middle Ages Exhibition on display in the Long Room for the next 6 weeks. . . .
#thelongroom #oldlibrary #medieval #latin #manuscripts #medievalhistory #bookofkells #booklover #books #bookstagram #oldbooks #trinitycollege #trinitycollegedublin #lovedublin #visitdublin #dublin
Woke up early enough for off leash in @prospect_park but quickly realized it's way too cold...again. So we have coffee, a book and Daisy's delivery on the way. Pretty sure Bonnie is ok with this. #basslebeautysleep 🐶😴 (📕 is The Great Mortality by John Kelly - I'm a medieval history nerd 🤓) #basslebookpicks
Woke up early enough for off leash in @prospect_park but quickly realized it's way too cold...again. So we have coffee, a book and Daisy's delivery on the way. Pretty sure Bonnie is ok with this. #basslebeautysleep  🐶😴 (📕 is The Great Mortality by John Kelly - I'm a medieval history nerd 🤓) #basslebookpicks 
The abbey of the old monastery Sko Kloster still stands next to the castle named aftet it. It's a large brick church from the thirteenth century, one of the oldest brick buildings in the country.

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#archaeology #architecture #antiquarianism #history #historicalarchaeology #buildingarchaeology #medievalhistory #medievalarchaeology #church #monastery #brick #gothic #sweden #sverige #uppland #visitsweden #visitstockholm #archaeographic
Castelveccio di Verona is a medieval gothic castle built as a military construction by the famous Scaligeri family of Verona in the 14th century. Along with its bridge extending across the Adige river, the castle was intended to protect the city from possible invaders, with the Republic of Venice looming on the east and the Sforza family on the west. In addition, the Scaligero bridge was intended as a safe escape route for the nobel family in case of rebellion or coup d'etat in the city. The occasion did present itself in the end, as the Scaligeri family lost their dominion over Verona and had to flee north, starting a German branch of the family. 
#everydayverona #everydaycities #medieval #gothic #castle #scaligero #medievalcastle #medievaltimes #medievalhistory #verona #veronacity #veronaitaly #volgoverona #volgoveneto #igersitalia #igersverona #yallersveneto #igersveneto #venetogram #instatravel #architecture #historylover #nofilter
Castelveccio di Verona is a medieval gothic castle built as a military construction by the famous Scaligeri family of Verona in the 14th century. Along with its bridge extending across the Adige river, the castle was intended to protect the city from possible invaders, with the Republic of Venice looming on the east and the Sforza family on the west. In addition, the Scaligero bridge was intended as a safe escape route for the nobel family in case of rebellion or coup d'etat in the city. The occasion did present itself in the end, as the Scaligeri family lost their dominion over Verona and had to flee north, starting a German branch of the family. #everydayverona  #everydaycities  #medieval  #gothic  #castle  #scaligero  #medievalcastle  #medievaltimes  #medievalhistory  #verona  #veronacity  #veronaitaly  #volgoverona  #volgoveneto  #igersitalia  #igersverona  #yallersveneto  #igersveneto  #venetogram  #instatravel  #architecture  #historylover  #nofilter 
Henry VII set about securing his hold on the English crown. He defeated residual Yorkist resistance at the Battle of Stoke in 1487, and soon fathered children by his wife, Elizabeth of York, to secure the fledgling Tudor dynasty. In Scotland meanwhile, James IV finally took the reigns of government in 1495, and enacted a policy designed to win the approval of his nobles - war with England. Scotland and England had had a largely antagonistic relationship since the end of the thirteenth century, and war against the English had proved profitable and popular for many Scots. With this in mind, James saw fit to host the pretender to the English throne, a man named Perkin Warbeck who declared himself to be Richard of York, the younger of the 'Princes in the Tower.' Warbeck posed a direct threat to Henry VII, for he claimed to be the rightful Yorkist claimant to the English throne and was also accepted as such by the rulers of France, Burgundy and the Holy Roman Empire, and James used him as leverage against Henry. In 1495, James launched a raid into England, ostensibly to support the rights of Warbeck though in reality to feather his own cap. The raid was remarkably successful, with much plunder and booty being taken. After unsuccessful negotiations, James again raided England in 1496, provoking Henry into an overreaction. In attempting to raise large sums of money to fund an army, Henry provoked rebellion in Cornwall which occupied his attention, leaving him unable to deal with the Scots. Warbeck had by this exhausted his usefulness for James, and he travelled to Ireland where he raised the standard of rebellion and travelled to England, where his support had melted away and he was captured and thrown in the Tower of London. James meanwhile sought again to demonstrate his military might without fully exercising it. He besieged the border fortress of Norham Castle in 1497, pounding it with his artillery before withdrawing in the face of an approaching English relief force. Neither side had the stomach or the funds for an extended campaign, and so they both sat down at the negotiating table, eager to come to a settlement... #flowersoftheforest #medievalhistory
Henry VII set about securing his hold on the English crown. He defeated residual Yorkist resistance at the Battle of Stoke in 1487, and soon fathered children by his wife, Elizabeth of York, to secure the fledgling Tudor dynasty. In Scotland meanwhile, James IV finally took the reigns of government in 1495, and enacted a policy designed to win the approval of his nobles - war with England. Scotland and England had had a largely antagonistic relationship since the end of the thirteenth century, and war against the English had proved profitable and popular for many Scots. With this in mind, James saw fit to host the pretender to the English throne, a man named Perkin Warbeck who declared himself to be Richard of York, the younger of the 'Princes in the Tower.' Warbeck posed a direct threat to Henry VII, for he claimed to be the rightful Yorkist claimant to the English throne and was also accepted as such by the rulers of France, Burgundy and the Holy Roman Empire, and James used him as leverage against Henry. In 1495, James launched a raid into England, ostensibly to support the rights of Warbeck though in reality to feather his own cap. The raid was remarkably successful, with much plunder and booty being taken. After unsuccessful negotiations, James again raided England in 1496, provoking Henry into an overreaction. In attempting to raise large sums of money to fund an army, Henry provoked rebellion in Cornwall which occupied his attention, leaving him unable to deal with the Scots. Warbeck had by this exhausted his usefulness for James, and he travelled to Ireland where he raised the standard of rebellion and travelled to England, where his support had melted away and he was captured and thrown in the Tower of London. James meanwhile sought again to demonstrate his military might without fully exercising it. He besieged the border fortress of Norham Castle in 1497, pounding it with his artillery before withdrawing in the face of an approaching English relief force. Neither side had the stomach or the funds for an extended campaign, and so they both sat down at the negotiating table, eager to come to a settlement... #flowersoftheforest  #medievalhistory 
The Graslei in Ghent’s historic city center. Located on the right bank of the Leie river, most of these buildings date back to the Middle Ages. .
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#ghent #belgium #graslei #travel #travelphotography #travelgram #wanderer #wanderlust #europe #ilovetravel #noroots #tourism #history #nerd #nerdlife #medievalhistory #middleages #flemisharchitecture #flemishregion #flanders #historic #citycenter
The Graslei in Ghent’s historic city center. Located on the right bank of the Leie river, most of these buildings date back to the Middle Ages. Also a view of St. Michael’s Bridge from afar. .
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The Graslei in Ghent’s historic city center. Located on the right bank of the Leie river, most of these buildings date back to the Middle Ages. Also a view of St. Michael’s Bridge from afar. . . #ghent  #belgium  #stmichaelsbridge  #graslei  #travel  #travelphotography  #travelgram  #wanderer  #wanderlust  #europe  #ilovetravel  #noroots  #tourism  #history  #nerd  #nerdlife  #medievalhistory  #middleages  #flemisharchitecture  #flemishregion  #flanders  #historic  #citycenter 
The name Skokloster comes from the monastery (kloster in Swedish) founded on the Sko peninsula in the early thirteenth century and closed in the late sixteenth century. In 1609 the estate was given by the crown to the nobleman Herman Wrangel.

September 2017.

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The name Skokloster comes from the monastery (kloster in Swedish) founded on the Sko peninsula in the early thirteenth century and closed in the late sixteenth century. In 1609 the estate was given by the crown to the nobleman Herman Wrangel. September 2017. #archaeology  #architecture  #antiquarianism  #historicalarchaeology  #history  #medievalarchaeology  #medievalhistory  #buildingarchaeology  #skokloster  #sweden  #sverige  #visitsweden  #uppland  #visitstockholm  #archaeographic 
Both England and Scotland had been wracked by civil wars in the late fifteenth century. In 1485 the Wars of the Roses saw one final conflagration, and King Richard III was slain at the Battle of Bosworth. This meant the replacement of the Yorkist branch of the Plantagenet dynasty with the Tudors, a bastard offshoot of the Lancastrians. Henry Tudor, now Henry VII, was left in control of England. In Scotland, meanwhile, a civil war between father and son developed. In 1488, a faction of Scottish nobles rebelled against King James III in favour of the king's eldest son, James Duke of Rothesay, with the prince joining the nobles against his father. The two forces met at the Battle of Sauchieburn, where the Royal army was defeated and King James was killed. The Stewart dynasty endured, but it now had the newly crowned fifteen year old James IV at its head. England and Scotland were therefore both ruled by new kings, whose reigns were born in blood. Both Henry VII and James IV were eager to make their mark, and were aware of the value of symbolism. For Henry, the Rose was the main representation of his new dynasty, for in marrying princess Elizabeth of York he had united the red rose of Lancaster with the White Rose of York. He also adopted the image of the red dragon - the dragon of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon - a symbol associated with Welsh political prophecy which emphasised his right to rule Britain as prophesised by Merlin. For James, the use if the image of the thistle which had been first adopted by his father in unclear circumstances was confirmed and expanded, as was the use of the unicorn, a wild and untamed mythical animal which the King of Scots was able to control with a golden chain. These men,  two kings on one small island, were both proud and ambitious rulers looking to leave their stamp on history...Artwork by Graham Turner from 'Bosworth 1485: Last charge of the Plantagenets' © Osprey Publishing part of Bloomsbury. #flowersoftheforest #medievalhistory
Both England and Scotland had been wracked by civil wars in the late fifteenth century. In 1485 the Wars of the Roses saw one final conflagration, and King Richard III was slain at the Battle of Bosworth. This meant the replacement of the Yorkist branch of the Plantagenet dynasty with the Tudors, a bastard offshoot of the Lancastrians. Henry Tudor, now Henry VII, was left in control of England. In Scotland, meanwhile, a civil war between father and son developed. In 1488, a faction of Scottish nobles rebelled against King James III in favour of the king's eldest son, James Duke of Rothesay, with the prince joining the nobles against his father. The two forces met at the Battle of Sauchieburn, where the Royal army was defeated and King James was killed. The Stewart dynasty endured, but it now had the newly crowned fifteen year old James IV at its head. England and Scotland were therefore both ruled by new kings, whose reigns were born in blood. Both Henry VII and James IV were eager to make their mark, and were aware of the value of symbolism. For Henry, the Rose was the main representation of his new dynasty, for in marrying princess Elizabeth of York he had united the red rose of Lancaster with the White Rose of York. He also adopted the image of the red dragon - the dragon of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon - a symbol associated with Welsh political prophecy which emphasised his right to rule Britain as prophesised by Merlin. For James, the use if the image of the thistle which had been first adopted by his father in unclear circumstances was confirmed and expanded, as was the use of the unicorn, a wild and untamed mythical animal which the King of Scots was able to control with a golden chain. These men, two kings on one small island, were both proud and ambitious rulers looking to leave their stamp on history...Artwork by Graham Turner from 'Bosworth 1485: Last charge of the Plantagenets' © Osprey Publishing part of Bloomsbury. #flowersoftheforest  #medievalhistory 
Hmm, a strong leader, or a murderous child-monster? Is there any question? Lagertha all the way! Regram via @vikingsfanaddicts #vikings #lagertha #ivar #history #notaccurate #norse #medievalhistory #medieval