• Two Saints for today... Ecgberht of Ripon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecgberht_of_Ripon and Wilfrid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfrid

    , and became famous for his speech advocating that the ...

    , and became famous for his speech advocating that the Roman method for calculating the date of Easter should be adopted. His success prompted the king's son,

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    24 April

  • Excuse the 'a' but enjoy the article... http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2012/05/12th-century-vestments-of-st-thomas.html?m=1#.WPvlAIjyvuQ

    By way of a reader, I came across the very interesting ...

    By way of a reader, I came across the very interesting website of Dr. Genevra Kornbluth which, amongst other treasures, contains her photog...

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    24 April

  • Time to get cooking - perhaps these images will help get you camp looking right... https://uk.pinterest.com/harryharroldwor/medieval-and-early-modern-catering-mostly-outdoor/

    Time to get cooking - perhaps these images will help ge...

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    24 April

  • A funny for your Sunday... How St George really defeated the dragon...

    A funny for your Sunday...
How St George really defeate...

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    23 April

  • Todays medieval Saint was not always regarded as the patron of England... and now is the patron of many different places and countries... Saint George - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George

    Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος, Geṓrgios; Latin: Georgiu...

    Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος, Geṓrgios; Latin: Georgius; AD 275–281 to 23 April 303), according to legend, was a Roman soldier of Greek origin and officer in the Guard of Roman emperor Diocletian, who was ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith. As a Christian martyr, he later b...

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    23 April

  • A number of medieval deaths are noted on this day in history... 1016 – Æthelred the Unready, English son of Edgar the Peaceful (b. 968) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86thelred_the_Unready 1124 – Alexander I of Scotland (b. 1078) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_I_of_Scotland 1307 – Joan of Acre (b. 1272) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Acre 1400 – Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford, English politician and…

    was murdered on 18 March 978. Although Æthelred was not...

    was murdered on 18 March 978. Although Æthelred was not personally suspected of participation, the murder was committed at

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    23 April

  • A selection of Medieval births on this day in history... 1141 – Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_IV_of_Scotland 1408 – John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (d. 1462) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Vere,_12th_Earl_of_Oxford 1464 – Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1505) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_France,_Duchess_of_Berry 1464 – Robert Fayrfax, English Renaissance composer (d. 1521) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fayrfax

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    23 April

  • On this day in history one of the greatest noble orders is founded... 1348 – The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. George's Day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Garter

    The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is...

    The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour (inferior only to the Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint.

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    23 April

  • A new king in England on this day in history... 1016 – Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Ironside

    Edmund II (died 30 November 1016), usually known as Edm...

    Edmund II (died 30 November 1016), usually known as Edmund Ironside, was King of England from 23 April to 30 November 1016. He was the son of King Æthelred the Unready and his first wife, Ælfgifu of York. Edmund's reign was marred by a war he had inherited from his father, his cognomen "Ironside" wa...

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    23 April

  • On this day in history in 1014 – Battle of Clontarf: High King of Ireland Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Clontarf

    . It lasted from sunrise to sunset, and ended in a rout...

    . It lasted from sunrise to sunset, and ended in a rout of the Viking and Leinster forces. It is estimated that between 7,000 and 10,000 men were killed. Although Brian's forces were victorious, Brian himself was killed, as were his son Murchad and his grandson

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    23 April

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